Colourful lights, banana plant at the doorway, lungi-clad waiters and the smell of south Indian masala in the air represents the ‘Aromas of Dakshina India’ festival that is on at Barbeque Nation. The culinary delicacies of south India can be had at all the restaurant’s outlets till 12 November.
There are lots of changes in their menu to include sun-dried meats and salted vegetables. The place also boosts of their themed food and décor.
There is an unlimited assortment of starters like kodi roast, which is chicken cooked in liberal amounts of masala; mutton tawa seekh kebab is a must-have for meat-lovers. With each mouth, it will make you ask for more.
Meen rawa varuwal is their newest addition. The fish fillet is roasted in batter that has traces of rawa (sooji). It is crispy outside and soft inside.
The karuvepillai melagu era (prawn) is also something to look out for. The green paste on the prawn gels well when cooked in the charcoal flames.
There is also a wide range of options for vegetarians. The podi idli, karnkazhangu podi tossed rawa, vazhaipoo vadai and Cajun spice potato are some of the delicacies to look for.
Don’t forget to eat these with the neer mooru or any of their other welcome drinks.
The live counters have a wide variety to offer. The kari dosa (you can choose from mutton or chicken keema) is mouth-watering and delicious. Made in front of you, you can see what goes into this meal and even choose what you want. There is also uthappam and kothu parotta to choose from. They also have veg options in this section.
In the main course, the restaurant boasts of mouthwatering Chettinadu recipes like mutton rogan josh, which is actually a Persian dish with a hint of Tamil spices.
The Chettinad chicken curry, Nellore chapla pulusu, chicken dum biryani, veg kothu parotta, iddiappam, urulai kothamalli roti, are must tries.
In the dessert section, apart from their regulars like gulab jamun, kulfi ice creams, waffles and chocolate brownies, they offer kaapi tiramisu and elaneer payasam as part of their festival.
The restaurant promises its diners with gastronomical encounters of a different kind.
The festival is open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located at T Nagar, Vadapalani, Nungambakkam, Velacheri and OMR. For reservations, call Barbeque Nation Hospitality 60600000.