Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

I was recently invited to the annual sea food festival of Karavalli. Brilliant food, great conversations and a very humble chef. Had a great time and here is a pictorial review for you.

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli
Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Jasmine water to clean your hands before you start[/caption.

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Chutneys and pickles and I love those black jars

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Jaggery to cleanse and freshen your palette. This was a first for me

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Lemon and chillies in brine, interesting pickle choice in kerala place

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

pickles and chutneys in anticipation of more

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Caranguejos Pimento Fritto : Stir fried mud crab with pepper, chilli and butter. Outstanding this was

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Look at the empty shell checking you out

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Kuttanadan Karuvapila Konju : Tiger Prawn pan fried with onion and tomato with some fresh curry leaves.

Yumminess

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Tissryo Sukke : Clams cooked with fresh coconut and goan spices.

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Kane Jeera Meera : Kane is one my favorite coastal fish and this was such beautifully spiced

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Delicately balanced Tomato Rasam. With my cold that evening, this was much needed

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Fish Albardado - if I have to pick my least favorite dish of the day but that only speaks volume of how good the other stuff was because if I would have got this anywhere else I would have been a happy person

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Octopus Uppumunchi - Kundapur popular octopus stir fry with grounded chilly and salt.

This was the first time I was having Octopus in indian masala and it was fabalous, brilliantly cooked as well

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Podimeen Varathathu - Baby Anchovy marinated with kerala masala and crisp fried. Loved it.

PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Syrian Meen Road - King Fish marinated with Syrian speciality masala and grilled.

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Meen Menthe Kashpu - Good old fish curry from Mangalore and frankly one of the best I have eaten

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Vypeen Chemmin Piralan - Tiger Prawns in a hotly spiced marinade, cooked in the shell. A speciality of the Fisher's island of Vypeen Kerala

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Ramasseri Idly with fish curry. Delight I could have had many if I was already not so stuffed[/caption.

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Shevaiani Refogado - String hoppers cooked with mixed meat and seafood. A little like sevain biryani and I loved it

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

And the desserts - Elaneer Payasam, banana and caramel ice cream, Bebinca and dodhol.

That banana ice cream was to die for, we had a second helping and demanded tubs for next time

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

Tamarind icecream - yumm, loved the tang

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

something that the chef surprised us with since when he spoke about it we were blown away. Its a typical travel meal of that area. Ghee rice wrappes with chicken curry in a banana leaf. When eaten after ours is delightful with the aromas and flavours.

PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps

Photo Review : Aquafest 2013, Karavalli

It was absolute yumminess.

PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps

So what are you waiting for go head there ASAP :)

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