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Pre-Meal Snacks & Pickles

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  • BANANA CHIPS

Banana chips are deep fried slices of Plantains seasoned with light salt.

  • ACHAPPAM

Crispy, crunchy deep fried star shaped snack made from rice flour, coconut, black sesame seeds and cumin seeds.

  • PRE-MEAL SNACKS & PICKLES

An authentic village tea shop special snacks which are freshly made and displayed to serve for tea break. It is one inescapable element for any high tea, or a family get together. These snacks are served with homemade chutneys and pickles.

  • PAPPADAM

Light and Crispy Kerala special poppadum’s.

  • PAPPADAVADA (BATTER FRIED POPPADUM)

It’s a Crispy affair! Pappadavada are traditional evening snack. These Kerala poppadums are mixed in a rice batter and lightly fried just the way Scotland loves.

Soup

DRUMSTICK SOUP

  • DRUMSTICK SOUP

A delicious vegetable soup made with drumstick pulp (Moringa) and lentil seasoned with rich spices. Its medicinal equity and health benefits are mentioned in Ayurveda.

SEAFOOD SOUP

  • SEAFOOD SOUP

A delicious and intense soup made with mixed sea food and coconut milk seasoned with cumin seed, ground black pepper, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.

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  • NADAN CHICKEN ROAST

Chicken morsels cooked in freshly ground spices and onions & delicate masala
contributing to a rich aromatic flavour.

  • LAMB COCONUT FRY

Lamb cubes cooked with freshly ground spices, curry leaves, thinly cut coconut shavings and sautéed with onions.

  • FISH FRY

The best available fillet of the seasonal fish marinated with a subtle blend of spices,
lightly grilled and served with salad.

  • TRAVANCORE SEAFOOD PLATTER

A mixed selection of batter fried Squid, grilled Prawns, grilled Fish, and shelled
Mussels. This dish is to die for!

  • NADAN PRAWN FRY

A mouth-watering medium fried prawn dish marinated in a peculiar hand ground spice mix and served with chutney.

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  • UZHUNNU VADA (LENTIL FRITTERS)

The most popular snacks in south India enjoyed with piping hot chai. Deep fried lentil doughnuts seasoned with fresh spices, fluffy in the middle and crispy on the outside served with chutney and sambar.

  • CHILLI PANEER

A popular take on Semi-dry Indo-Chinese Kerala delight made with fresh cottage cheese sautéed with peppers, onions, tomato, and aromatic Indian spices.

  • AUBERGINE FRY

Out of the uncountable varieties of chicken curries in Kerala, this is the most adored one. Chicken morsels are cooked with roasted coconut and Kerala spices. The gravy is medium spicy yet intense and accompanied with any side dish, rice or bread.

  • EGG ROAST

Boiled egg dipped and coated in batter prepared with chef’s unique blend of masala, deep fried and served with sauce.

Dosa

  • KARNAVAR MASALA DOSA

Rice and lentil pan cake thinly spread with special Keralan aromatic chutney and batter
stuffed with “Dosa Masala” created of vegetable and seasoned potato.

  • MASALA DOSA / PAPER MASALA DOSA

This super-star Dosa is has carried its fame from South-India to all over the world.Its fermented crepe made from rice batter and lentil filled with traditional ‘Dosa masala” on a flat griddle. Paper Dosa is larger and crispier than the masala Dosa and served with filing on the side.

  • MIX UTHAPPAM

Uthappam is a champion dish of Kerala prepared with fermented fine ground Rice and Lentils. They are also termed as the*’Pizza of Southern India” topped with a mix of vegetables.

  • CHICKEN DOSA

Rice and lentil pancake stuffed with chicken filling and served with sambar and chutney.

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Fisherman’s Favourite

  • TRAVANCORE FISH CURRY

This is an eminent Fish Curry for any Keralite and there is nothing that beats the taste
of a fish curry made with traditional Travancore gusto (Bold Statement). Boneless king fish cooked with the most traditional sauce.

  • NEERULLI PRAWN MASALA

Chef’s special curry, Tiger prawns cooked in peculiar sauce prepared with shallots.
Very popular in the sea sides of Cochin ports.

  • ALAPPUZHA KONJU MASALA

Alappuzha, also known as “The Venice of the East’ is simply popular for its seafood
culinary dishes. A breath-taking prawn dish cooked in a thick sauce with coconut,
ginger, curry leaves and onion.

  • MEEN POLLICHATHU

One of the biggest delicacies of Kerala. This is where the fish is smeared in exotic Kerala
spices, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection.

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  • SEA-BASS PORICHATHU

A fillet of marinated stuffed Seabass prepared with shrimps, mixed vegetable and grilled
Served with curried potatoes and lemon rice.

  • KAPPA MEEN CURRY

A nostalgic recipe of the Syrian Christians and a Toddy shop speciality, this dish is
prepared with cubes of tapioca boiled with Kerala spices and sauteed with coconut,
green chillies, crushed garlic, curry leaves and tempered with mustard seeds, served with
fish curry.

  • TRAVANCORE MIX SEAFOOD CURRY

King fish, Squids, Prawns, and mussels cooked with ginger & garlic in a chef’s special
home-made sauce. This is one culinary gem from the best collection of Kerala cuisine.

Meat and Poultry

  • TRAVANCORE LAMB CURRY

Lamb cooked in tomato sauce with spices contrived of black pepper, coriander powder, garlic, tomato, and curry leaves. Finished to perfection in coconut milk.

  • LAMB AND SPINACH CURRY

It is a sought-after dish of Kerala, influenced by the farmhouse culture. Boneless lamb cubes cooked with fresh spinach and Kerala spiced sauce. This is the must have dish for Easter celebrations in Kerala. Goes equally well with rice or bread.

  • MALABAR CHICKEN CURRY

Out of the uncountable varieties of chicken curries in Kerala, this is the most adored one. Chicken morsels are cooked with roasted coconut and Kerala spices. The gravy is medium spicy yet intense and accompanied with any side dish, rice or bread.

  • CHICKEN KURUMULUGU CURRY

One of the most famous dishes in Travancore Kerala. Boneless chicken cooked in a black pepper based sauce with onion, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, turmeric, and cashew nuts.

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  • NADAN CHICKEN CURRY

traditional Kerala Chicken curry prepared with boneless chicken breast cubes infused with ginger, garlic, curry leaves and special homemade sauce.

  • NADAN BEEF ULARTHIYATHU (BEEF DRY ROAST)

This yummilicious beef dish is a take on country style beef roast cooked with delicious flavours of the spices and fresh herbs by slow cooking until perfection and topped with fried curry leaves and browned coconut bites. Served with Cassava.

  • MALABAR CHICKEN BIRIYANI

Biryani is one of the most popular dishes in the Malabar community. In Malabar, any wedding or ceremony is incomplete without this dish. A pot of spicy Chicken, baked with aromatic basmati rice, sumptuous spices, adorned with raisins and a kiss of saffron to achieve
this heavenly delight. Served with Raitha and Pickle.

Vegetarian Dishes

  • VEGETABLE KURMA

Fresh vegetables cooked in a creamy sauce of roasted
cashew nuts, yogurt and coconut.

  • AUBERGINE CURRY

Aubergines slit into quarters and fried, then cooked in
sauce made of roasted coriander seeds and onions, garlic and finished in coconut milk and cashew nut paste.

  • MUTTER PANEER

Fresh Green peas cooked with cubes of cottage
cheese in a mild and authentic thick gravy.

  • CHENNA MASALA

Chickpeas cooked with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion with Keralan spices and simmered to perfection.

  • CHEER PANEER CURRY

Spinach and paneer tempered with garlic, onion, and exotic spices.

  • SPICY POTATO

Boiled potatoes sautéed with peppers, onions, and fresh ground spices.

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  • VEGETABLE THALI

  • NON VEG THALI


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Side Dishes

  • TRAVANCORE SALAD

Seasonal fruits with mixed leaves, cherry tomato and dressing.

  • GREEN BEANS THORAN

Fresh beans cooked with mustard, onion, and fresh coconut.

  • DAL & SPINACH CURRY

All time classic and delightful lentil and spinach curry. Enjoy with plain rice and breads.

  • MUSHROOM MASALA

Fresh mushrooms cooked with green peas, coriander, coconut, and aromatic Indian spices.

Rice

Sambar and Rice

  • PLAIN RICE (PLAIN WHITE BASMATI RICE) LEMON RICE

Tangy, fresh tasting rice toasted with lemon juice, fresh curry leaves, mustard seeds and dried red chillies.

  • COCONUT RICE

Plain rice mixed with fresh coconut, urad dal (white lentils), cashew nuts and curry leaves.

  • PULAO RICE (FLAVOURED RICE MADE WITH SAFFRON)

Bread

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  • KERALA PAROTTA (1 PIECE)

A very common yet fantastic street food bread in Kerala made from plain flour, egg, milk, and water. The dough is kneaded, rolled into balls, and then flattened before cooking on a griddle.

  • APPAM (2 PIECES)

A soft pancake made from fermented rice flour batter and coconut milk, sponge in the middle and crispy at the edges. A popular food in Kerala.

  • KALLAPPAM (2 PIECES)

Soft pancake made from yeast fermented rice batter and fresh coconut and cumin seeds

  • CHAPATTI (2 PIECES)

A flat Indian bread made of finely mixed whole wheat flour.

  • POORI (2 PIECES)

Oil fried fluffy bread made of wheat flour.

Deserts

SAEMIYA PAYASAM

  • SAEMIYA PAYASAM (VERMICELLI PUDDING)

A classic Kerala desert prepared with roasted vermicelli, Milk, Ghee, Nuts and Sultanas.

  • SAEMIYA PAYASAM (VERMICELLI PUDDING)

A classic Kerala desert prepared with roasted vermicelli, Milk, Ghee, Nuts and Sultanas.

  • MANGO KESARI

A traditional warm desert. A version of halva made from semolina, blended with fresh mango, and studded with cashew and raisins, topped with scoop of ice cream.

  • KULFI

A deliciously smooth Indian ice cream in a choice of mango, pistachio, and almond flavours.

  • ICE CREAM (2 SCOOPS)

Choice of Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Vegan.

Chef selection

DAILY MENU

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the

meridian sun strikes the upper.

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  • Mix seafood curry

This “Mix Seafood Curry” is an absolute delight if you are a seafood lover!

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  • Mix seafood platter

A fresh seafood platter is a spectacular sight, something to make your eyes light up with glee.

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  • chicken biriyani


Chicken Biryani is a savory chicken and rice dish that includes layers of chicken, rice, and aromatics that are steamed together.

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  • Grilled tiger prawn

Juicy and plump tiger prawns cooked on the BBQ and then coated in a garlicky lemon butter sauce.