Chandigarh, October 18:- People desirous of South Indian Food will be getting special treat at Spicy South Food Festival being organized by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO). The festival will be organized at Hotel Mountview from October 18 to 20.
Those who crave for the South Indian Food are in for special treat for residents of tricities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali and for the tourists coming to this region. The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has for the first time planned to introduce "non-vegetarian" South Indian delicacies during the upcoming food festival on this weekend from 18th to 20th October at Hotel Mountview.
Starting from October 18, the three day festival would commensurate with the ongoing cultural extravaganza of Tamil Nadu Government Poompoohar-2008, South Indian food festival has been scheduled at Rustles, Hotel Mountview. The CITCO has tabled special "non-vegetarian" menu which would have two chicken dishes and one each with mutton and fish. This would be in addition to "vegetarian" dishes like Dosas, Idli etc.
The three-course menu would start with soup which include Rasam with papad or butter milk for non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian food. In the non-vegetarian segment, the main course would have two varieties like "Chicken Chattinad" and "Koly Kuzhambu". The dish with mutton has been named as "Mutton Vindaloo" and one with fish as "Meen Kuzhambu". This would be apart from usual egg dosa.
The vegetarians, too, would savour with wider choice. The specially- planned vegetarian dishes would have choices among "Porrial", ‘Avail" (seasonal vegetarian with coconut), "Alookora", "Kanji Idli" and plain "idli" with "samber".
The "Thaijir Sadan" (rice) together with options like curd, lemon or coconut. The desserts would have "pal payasam", "sweet pongal" and ice –cream while the closing gesture would have "veeda" (plain and sweet paan).
It was a longtime thought to conceive some South Indian menu with the non-vegetarian ingredients. CITCO was just waiting for the right opportunity to introduce this specially designed non-vegetarian South Indian menu for the people of Chandigarh. There could have been no better occasion other than to coincide this food festival with the ongoing Tamil Nadu cultural celebrations in Chandigarh in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration. The Chefs of Tamilnadu will also be associated with the food festival to make sure that authentic south Indian food with their own spices and ingredients are prepared to pamper the taste buds of residents of Chandigarh. The package rate shall be Rs.399/- per person.