Flavors of Malabar – The Taste of Kerala with Masterchef Saji


God own country has been known to people across our country and abroad for the variety of spices. These spices bring out some amazing flavors in the dishes which leaves us salivating.  Sheraton Grande Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway has come up with “The taste of Kerala” food festival.  The dishes prepared during the food festival has been curated by Master Chef Saji P Alex. To let guest, experience the food closer to traditional Kerala style, food was served in earthen pots and kept on plantain leaf.

Malabar Food Festival

The ingredients added for making Kerala dishes might be known to local chefs from the region.  Keeping this thought flow in mind, Chef Anthony (Executive Chef at Sheraton Brigade Gateway) invited Chef Saji from Marriot, Kochi.image

Chef Saji has curated a great menu with some amazing dishes. A lot of care has been put into presentation for making a little authentic.

Basic Dishes on plantain leaf

Mint chutney, Tomato Onion chutney/Ulli ChutneyCoconut chutney, Banana chips, Jackfruit chips, Murukus, Nipattu/Thattai, Homemade pickles (Lemon)

Special curries

Veg – Eranadan Veg Korma, Vendakka Ularthiyathu (Ladies finger), Murigakkaya Thakka Curry (Drumstick)

Nonveg – Mutton Korma, Malabar Chicken, Beef coconut curry


Kerala Paratha, Iddiyappam, Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani, Ghee Rice

Kerala Snacks

Unniyappam, Ellunda, Spicy banana chips, Variety of pappadams, Red bananas, Coconuts.

Top Picks

Every dish made as part of the food festival has been carefully curated and tastes amazing.  I tasted all the Vegetarian dishes and found them to be amazing.  If I were to pick my favourite, it would be the Eranadan Veg Korma & Murigakkaya Thakka Curry. The spices in the dishes tingle our taste-buds perfectly during the rainy season.

Among the non-vegetarian dishes, I heard from my fellow blogger friends telling that the Mutton Korma and Chicken Biryani were very good.

Apart from the main course, the Kerala snacks including Jackfruit chips, Banana chips, Unniyappam are all amazing.  These dishes can be had at any time of the day.

Final Thoughts

Thanks to special guest Chef Saji for curating the wonderful dishes and Executive Chef Anthony Huang for planning to come-up with this unique festival.  It’s one of the food festival that everyone should be attending, details are mentioned below.

Details of the Food Festival
Location – Feast Restaurant at Sheraton Grand Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru
Price – INR 1700+taxes
Duration – 20th to 30th July 2018
Timing – 6.30pm – 11.30pm (dinner buffet)