Kerala Chef Talk October 18th 2017

Join us for the second installment of multi-award winning Chef Anand George’s Kerala Chef Talk followed by a special Kerala inspired dinner on Wednesday 18th October at Purple Poppadom. 

Chef George will be giving you an invaluable insight in to the cuisine of Kerala and cooking styles which has inspired many dishes as seen on the Purple Poppadom menu, Anand George’s Tukka Tuk Indian street food and his pop up dinners!



Following the talk Chef George and the team will be serving you Sadya – where you can experience a variety of Keralan cuisine from pickles, pakoras and banana chips to classic vegetarian dishes all traditional served on a banana leaf when in Kerala.  

Spaces are limited and sell out fast so book your place now.  

The cost of the ticket is £19.95 per person.  Call us on 02920 220026 to book your place. 

Take a look at the traditional Sadhya served in Kerala on a banana leaf courtesy of Kerala Tourism. 

Here’s an introduction to the many dishes that would crowd your plantain leaf. Steamed rice is heaped in the centre and bordered with a row of accompaniments that range from pickles, chips to pachadi, aviyal and thoran. The art of serving a sadhya lies in learning its positioning. Place the banana leaf so that the wider side is on the right-hand side of the person eating the meal. Starting from the left, pappadum and banana are served overlappingly close followed by salt, sharkaravaratti, banana chips, ginger lime and mango pickles. The right side comprises of thorans, khichadi, pachadi and kootu curry, while the centre spot is reserved for aviyal and olan.

Posted by Kerala Tourism on Friday, 1 September 2017


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