Now Kochiites can relish yummy Thalassery delicacies right here in Kochi! If you drop in at Kitchen Thalassery in Panampilly Nagar, you can dig into not just Thalassery food, but authentic Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram delicacies as well. Kitchen Thalassery is undoubtedly a food journey across different districts in Kerala, starting from Thalassery to Thiruvananthapuram.
A family in Thalassery started off this venture. Every member in this family was an ardent foodie; varieties of food awed them. When this family moved to Kochi, they kick-started a restaurant here for the love of food, and named it ‘Kitchen Thalassery’, exactly two years ago. They saw many boards in Kochi which said that Thalassery food was available, and every place turned out to be a total disappointment as they did not serve authentic Thalassery food. “That is when the thought of starting our own Thalassery restaurant came to mind”, says Jishi Rajeev to Manorama Online. She is the proprietor of Kitchen Thalassery. With the help of her close friend Mammootty, Kitchen Thalassery was started in Kochi. The restaurant opens at 10 am and serves delectable Thalassery specialities till 11 pm.
Malabar Biriyani is a special delicacy that is available at Kitchen Thalassery. Apart from chicken, beef, mutton and egg, other 12 varieties of Biriyanis are also available at the restaurant. Lagoon chicken biriyani, Spring chicken biriyani, Chicken fried biriyani, and Boiled chicken biriyani are available here. Apart from that, Squid Biriyani, Mussels biriyani, Quail biriyani, Karimeen biriyani, Fish Amoor biriyani are available according to their seasons. In Amoor biriyani, foodies can dig into a whole fish! Rates are according to the size of the fish. Those who plan to visit here during weekends, there is something for you as well. Mysore mutton biriyani is a weekend special, and you would not want to miss that one. Apart from these biriyani varieties, vegetarian meals and fish curry meals are also available here.
So it is not just biriyani varieties that they have here. Kitchen Thalassery has an array of chicken delicacies too. Kozhi pollicathu, Kozhi nirachu porichathu, Chicken ghee roast, Tandoori chicken, Chicken kebab, Chicken varutharacha curry, Chicken Lollipop, Ginger chicken, Andhra chilli chicken are the other varieties offered at Kitchen Thalassery. The specialities about all these dishes are that the masala for each of them are made in authentic Thalassery way! Hence, those who come to gorge on food here will get a taste of what Thalassery cuisine is all about. That is exactly the reason why those who have been to Kitchen Thalassery once feel hungry every time they pass by Panampilly Nagar!
There are nearly 9 different varieties of Kebabs here. Garlic kebab, Reshmi kebab, Kashoorri kebab, Kalmi kebab, Hariyali kebab, Malai kebab, Tangri Barva kebab, Kashmiri Kebab and Browni kebab are some of the varieties. For mutton fans, there are Mutton pepper fry and Mutton liver fry.
Snacks that are available exclusively in Thalassery are readily available at ‘Kitchen Thalassery’. Unnakkaya, Irachi pathiri, Pazham nirachathu, Kay pola, Mutta maala, Carrot Halwa, Meen pathiri, Kilikkoodu and Kalathappam are some of them. For those who want some chilled goodies, you have Royal falooda, Dryfruit falooda, and Mini falooda. Milk shakes, ice creams and fresh juices are also available here.
Karimeen pollichathu in Kottayam Karimbumkala (a restaurant in Kottayam) style and Tranvancore style is another specialty at Kitchen Thalassery. Neymeen pollicathu, Aavoli pollichathu are also available. Usually, women do not like foods that are too spicy. Hence, there is Thalassery fish curry exclusively for ladies. Neypathiri, Thenga pathiri, rotti are Thalassery specialities.So now you don’t have to go all the way to Thalassery to taste all of these treats; it is all available in Kochi! Do you feel like sipping on some hot and spicy tea after a sumptuous meal? Then, get ready to indulge in their biriyani tea (a spicy tea treat) before you bid your goodbyes to this food haven until you pop a visit next time!