Goan Saraswat food festival in The Park, Chennai.
Chef Sarita Chavan is a celebrity chef from Goa and has made her to the top in a male dominated industry in her times!
Her food is made with love warmth and with the authentic flavours of Goa. She has carried with her most of the masalas and spices that are difficult to find in Chennai.
If you are looking at experiencing the Unique cuisine of Goa in Chennai!
Head to The park at Chennai. You can find most of the dishes that you will find in a Goan Saraswat home.
We started our evening with:
Galmo Danger / prawn cutlet, I must say this is unique this cutlet has fresh Prawns and masala no mashed potatoes or any extras , texture was excellent!
Fish cutlet was to die for, perfectly spiced with Goan masala and shallow fried.
The dry prawn kismur is a not to miss experience.
Fish rava fry felt like I went back to my childhood days. My father would bring this fish from the Madgaon fish market and my mother could cut clean marinate and fry the fish for us. It was nostalgic for me, the taste was incredible.
The mutton chops made using the Bombay Goa masala that is close to the chefs heart, had the love it in.
The prawn curry made with drumsticks is a typical Saraswat way of making the gravy. The drumstick does not over power the prawn but compliments it with its subtle flavour.
The sol kadhi is my all time favourite. The kokum fruits from which the juice is extracted and added to the spiced coconut milk has its own flavour that cannot be explained but only experienced!
The poee/ poi was flown in specially for this unique festival.
The finale was to linger in our mouth forever with Bebinca, Dudhi and Sabudana Kheer made the Goan way!
Chennai is prepared to experience to taste the various unique flavours of India and this surely is not the one to miss!
Special thanks to chef Ashutosh for bringing this unique festival to Chennai.
Chef Rohit Bhartula and Prasanna for your warm services.
Last but not the least very special thanks to chef Sarita for giving Chennai the taste and unique flavours of Goan food!