Flavours of Andhra @ Maplai

A sumptuous feast of authentic Andhra goodies @ Maplai

Treat yourself to some of the famous dishes of Andhra cuisine at Maplai’s Flavours of Andhra. This Andhra food festival is on till the end of this month, July.

It offers an irresistible menu that can tickle the taste buds of the food buffs of Chennai. The menu starts with two contrasting flavours of soup- the tangy Tomato Jilakara soup and the spicy Coriander Miriyalu soup, the former based on tomato and cumin, and the latter with coriander and pepper.

The menu throws up a surprise with its four different types of starters- Veg, Poultry, Mutton and Sea food. The Vegetarian carte, with the not so spicy Manavadu Bendakai, made of crispy fried ladys’ finger, Kaigari Vepudu, fried vegetables tossed in Andhra spices, Hyderabad Tandoori Veg,curried vegetables in a subtly spiced and creamy marination, Crispy Guntur corn and Curried Paneer Tikka,is a fair treat for the veggies.

There are plenty to lure you in the list ofNon-vegetarian starters that contains, Super Spicy Andhra Chickenwhich isthe second spiciest dish from Kadapa district, Maplai Chicken Tikka, made of boneless chicken in a spicy peanut-coconut marination, Mirapakaya Kodi, made of capsicum, green chilliand spiced boneless chicken and Egg Vepudu in the poultry section. While the mutton section includes Guntur Brain Fry and Mutton Chilli Fry, the Guntur Prawn Fry, Tandoori Fish Tikka and Spicy Chilli Fish complete the sea food section.

Similarly, the gravies’ section also includes the same divisions with Mix Veg Subji, Tomato Pappu, Cashew Paneer Curry Masala and Kadai Paneer on the Veg Carte, VelluliKozhi and VelluliMamsa, made of meat (chicken and mutton respectively) cooked in Andhra based garlic masala, Guntur ChilliKodi, Cheappula Pulusu, a tangy fish gravy and RoyyalaIguru, a prawn curry, on the non veg division.

The highlight of the feast, the Thali, is adorned with rice, barotta with kuruma (veg & non veg) and pachadis, four types of Pulusu (Kuzhambu), three types of Rasam/Charu, Potato and Yam fries, three types of Talimpu (Poriyal), Appalam, curd, pickle and sweet (Semiya Payasam).

The festival is open for lunch and dinner from Monday through Thursday. The cost of the meal is Rs.1000 for two plus taxes.

For Bookings dial: +91 9884641111.

Maplai, No.145. East Coast Road, Neelankarai, Chennai- 600 041.

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