Situated in the Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Karaikudi is a heritage town, that is commonly referred to as “Chettinad”. Against the backdrop of palatial houses built with limestones, the cooking of Chettinad dishes is distinctly called “Achi Samayal”.
With over 20 years of experience and having worked at the Chettiar Palaces in Karaikudi, Chef Kasi has come to be known nothing but an artist himself who cooks from his heart with a passion that is enviable.
This month, the food aficionados will have a chance to devour the authentic flavours of the Chettinad style as Chef Kasi presents memories from his hometown – Karaikudi, in the form of culinary experiences. Made of freshly ground masala, sundried meats and salted vegetables, the preparations are the perfect representation of the region.
On the menu will be the staples Ragi Paniyaram, Thuvaram Parupu Vadai, Arisi Kozhukattai, Kai Kari Mandi, Acharya Kozhi Sukka, Karaikudi Naatu Kozhi Kozhambu, Urulai Podi Maas, Vanjara Meen Varuval and Yera Vanjanam, that will be served with Kal Dosa, Parotta and Tomato Rice. The desserts will include soul satisfying delicacies like Pazham Payasam and Sakkara Kozhukattai.
The Masterchef Chronicles is part of the Pan-India celebration to commemorate 30 successful years of Dakshin, a signature brand that celebrates the rich diversity of South Indian cuisine, at ITC Hotels. Through this series, the chefs will embark on a culinary journey to promote the cuisines from their respective birthplace.
Come home to Karaikudi with Chef Kasi, only at Dakshin.
When: July 15-21, 2019
Where: Dakshin, ITC Windsor
Time: Dinner only: 7 PM to 11 PM