Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

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

Somethings look great in Sepia, almost feels like time travel. The table ready for the meal

Somethings look great in Sepia, almost feels like time travel. The table ready for the meal

Jasmine water to clean your hands before you start

Jasmine water to clean your hands before you start

 Chutneys and pickles and I love those black jars


Chutneys and pickles and I love those black jars

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


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

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


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

 pickles and chutneys in anticipation of more


pickles and chutneys in anticipation of more

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


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

 Look at the empty shell checking you out


Look at the empty shell checking you out

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

 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


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

 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


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

 Podimeen Varathathu - Baby Anchovy marinated with kerala masala and crisp fried. Loved it  PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps


Podimeen Varathathu – Baby Anchovy marinated with kerala masala and crisp fried. Loved it
PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

 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


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

 Tamarind icecream - yumm, loved the tang


Tamarind icecream – yumm, loved the tang

 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


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

 It was absolute yumminess PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps


It was absolute yumminess
PS: photo credit for this pic to swaps

So what are you waiting for go head there ASAP 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

CAL Badge

%d bloggers like this: