South Indian Food Festival “Dravidyatra” @ NTC, Park Plaza Noida

If you are looking for a mix of serenity and really good food, then Park Plaza is your best bet. Hidden away in sector 55, this place stands out with its unique one of a kind interiors. That’s not all if ‘À la carte’ is not your thing then this is the perfect place for you.

With a very courteous staff, they are equipped with an amazing bar area to cater to your thirsty throat.

The 4 th of March, 2016 marks the start of the South Indian Food Festival that will be going on for 10 days.

South Indian cuisine has over the time become synonyms with ‘Dosa, Idli, Sambhar and Chutney’ specially for the layman.

Surprisingly, the menu we tasted opened our eyes to think and taste beyond the ‘Upma, Vada and Uttapam’.

The starter included ‘Koli Porechettu’, that is fried chicken Kerala Style. It had a hint of Curry patta with slight tangy flavour, mildly spiced.

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Next was ‘Medu pakora’ a crispy yet soft, a melt in your mouth savoury snack.

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The ‘Elumbu soup’ was out of the world, a mutton bone soup, Tamil style.

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The Main Course for Vegetarians was Kalan Thakkal (Mushroom Curry in chettinad style, Palak Kora Pappu (Palak and yellow dal, Andhra style), Urali Roast (Baby potatoes, Tamil Nadu style) and Pukos Melagu Paratal (Cauliflower, Tamil Nadu style).

For Non vegetarians, Andhra Mutton fry, Meen Verual (Fish Tamil Nadu style), Malabar Koli Curry (Chicken, Kerala style).

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Meen Verual (Fish Tamil Nadu style)

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Malabar Koli Curry (Chicken, Kerala style)

We were served hot ‘Malabar Parathans, which were to die for. My favourite was the Malabar Koli Curry with either parantha or simple steamed rice tasted out of the world.

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Malabar Koli Curry with steamed rice

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Malabar Paratha

The coming 10 days promise to take you upon an exotic culinary tour with authentic flavours of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala,Karnataka, Chettinad and Coorg cuisine.

With all the wonderful flavours from across South India coming to you on your table dining at Park Plaza Noida surely makes for the most memorable experience.

Chef Alankar

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With 25 year of culinary experience under his belt, he was one of the most down to earth people I have ever met. He began his food curating journey in 1976 and from there on has only advanced in his career and today he is the Master Chef at Radisson Blue Hotel, Indore.

He has conducted many food festivals in many 5 star hotels across India. He is often seen conversing with guests. His passion for excellence in food can be seen as he explains to us the South Indian food concepts and makes his suggestion as to what is a must try.

Where: Park Plaza Noida, C- Block, Sector- 55, Noida.

Phone: +91 120 4678888

Timings: 7.30pm to Midnight

Meal for two: Rs.2898/-  plus taxes 

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