Cinnamon Grand, opened its twelfth restaurant ‘Chutneys’ last week. Exuding an infusion of South Indian culture and cuisine, Chutneys presents a powerful amalgamation of class and delicacy into the ultimate South Indian culinary experience.
'Chutneys'is the first fully fledged South Indian restaurant in Sri Lanka and we are proud to infuse the flavour, delicacy and a touch of the very cultural essence of South India into Colombo," Cinnamon Grand, General Manager Rohan Karr said.
The a la carte menu spanning nearly 20 pages offers specialties from the four primary states of South India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, with separate vegetarian and non vegetarian options for each state. In addition to varieties of dosai there are 45 vegetarian options and 55 non vegetarian options to indulge in.
The hand picked team of four leading South Indian chefs ensures the authenticity of the culinary fare with each of the chefs specializing in the unique dishes of each region. Their distinctive styles have also led to the chefs being conferred the honorary titles of Dosai and Thali Masters in South India.
'Chutneys' also focuses on adding originality to tried and tested classics of South Indian cuisine, breaking new ground with its Dosai Thali, a first ever for South Indian restaurants! Keeping with South Indian tradition, a range of Dosais, Idly and Thali dishes will feature heavily on the menu as well as staple Indian favourites such as Poori and Biriyani. In keeping with its name, a wide variety of chutneys will be available for patrons to choose from.
Classified by the four states, the Chutneys menu symbolizes diversity in flavour and style. The menu contains deliciously spicy meat dishes from Andhra Pradesh, while a choice of Karnataka dishes comprises less spicy seafood fare with generous use of brown sugar or palm sugar. Vegetarians will flock to the Tamil Nadu selection which provides a timeless balance between the key sweet, salt, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent tastes. Diversity hits a peak with the choice available from Kerala.
A selection of 13 traditional desserts from Southern India available at the Chutneys with three special varieties of Payasam.