Bringing the distinct flavours from the land of serendipity to the garden city; Baluchi, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore is all set to celebrate Sri Lankan Food Festival – A Gastronomical Journey through Sri Lanka, to showcase the authentic flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine through an exquisite food festival. This Sri Lankan Food Festival will take everyone on a memorable journey through the island’s authentic cuisine curated by Master-chef Priya Bala who has spent many years in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Patrons will have the opportunity to relish mouthwatering Sri Lankan dishes at Baluchi, the signature dining restaurant – of The Lalit Ashok Bangalore.
Sri Lanka, the land of pristine beaches and lush green forests is also popularly known as the land of appetizing curries, sambal and ambrosial desserts. With authentic, lip-smacking preparations from across the country available under one roof at Baluchi, it is going to be a pure indulgence for the city’s food connoisseurs. The rich, melting-pot cuisine from Sri Lanka is sure to startle awake the senses of Bangalore’s food lovers with scrumptious dishes that emit the vibrancy of the island nation.
Food Served on Table :
Sri Lankan Seer Fish Cutlets – Sri Lankan Seer Fish Cutlets are basically little crispy balls filled with spicy fish and potato filling, they are absolutely cracking alongside a spicy dip. Deep-fried Sri Lankan fish cutlets are spicy, savory bite, perfect starters for any time of the day.
Sri Lankan Karawila Sambol – Bitter gourd Sambol or Karawila sambol is a Sri Lankan crispy fried bitter gourd salad prepared with fried bitter gourd, onion, tomatoes, green chilli and spices. Sri Lankan Karawila Sambol is one of a kind unique vegetable salad that all have to try.
Sri Lankan Pol Sambol – Pol Sambol or coconut sambol is a traditional Sri Lankan condiment prepared with freshly grated coconut, red onions, dried whole chilies, lime juice, salt and crumbed fish. It is mostly used as an accompaniment with rice, idiyappam or appam.
Sri Lankan Wattakka Curry – This delicious Sri Lankan Pumpkin curry is prepared using the abundant fall vegetable and simmered with coconut milk and local spices is a comfort in a bowl. This is a perfect curry for any season. Pumpkin chunks are cooked with the skin on, that’s how Sri Lankans cook pumpkin curries. Chunks of pumpkin simmered in coconut milk and traditional spices and eaten warm with a bowl of rice is just a match made in heaven.
Spicy Sri Lankan Crab Curry – Prepared by fresh catch crab this is wonderfully aromatic classic Sri Lankan curry blended with unforgettably flavorful local spices. This Spicy Sri Lankan Crab Curry is simply a heavenly treat that fully capable of making food connoisseurs swoon at the merest mention of its name. Extremely popular in Northern parts of Sri Lanka where there’s an ample supply of Fresh Sea Crab all year-round, this is one of the must try dish in Sri Lankan Cuisine.
Sri Lankan Chicken Badun Curry – A perfect curry for Winter, this Sri Lankan Chicken Badun Curry prepared with coconut milk and tamarind with succulent bite size pieces of chicken. Fresh curry leaf adds fragrance and flavor to this mild spicy chicken dish.
Sri Lankan Lamb Coconut Curry – Slow cooked in creamy coconut milk, the succulent lamb pieces were marinated with traditional spices and local herbs. Very mild flavoured curry with soft, tender and juicy pieces of lamb are just perfect to have with a bowl of steamed rice, a meal that everyone will love.
Describing Taste and Flavor :
You may not want to share the Sri Lankan Karawila Sambol, a smooth yet, perfectly fried bitter gourd with ridiculously crisp outer layer, served with marinated onion, tomatoes, green chilli and spices. The Sri Lankan Pol Sambol rings the perfect starting, and might just be the best thing you’ll have that night.
Share the delectable crispy Sri Lankan Seer Fish Cutlets batter fried beautifully holding the flavour and melt in mouth spicy tuna and potato mash. Sri Lankan Seer Fish Cutlets are deep fried to golden brown perfection. Be sure to dunk the Seer Fish Cutlets into their spicy house dip!
For mains start with the addictive Sri Lankan Wattakka Curry loaded with fresh chunks of pumpkin, coconut milk and local spices. This must try flavourful Sri Lankan Wattakka Curry featuring a generous portions of un-skinned pumpkin in spicy coconut curry and perfectly matched with a bowl of warn rice.
Make sure you shouldn’t miss the mouth-watering, Spicy Sri Lankan Crab Curry that is seasoned simply with local spices, salt and pepper, and served with flavourful spicy curry. The seasoned crab meat is so seductively caramelised that it will go perfectly with rice, idiyappam or appam. Do not miss the Spicy Sri Lankan Crab Curry flavoured with traditional spices and coconut milk, if you want a real taste of Sinhala food.
Then tuck into spicy Sri Lankan Chicken Badun Curry prepared with chunks of tender and juicy chicken, coconut milk, tamarind and authentic spices. An infusion of bold and savoury flavours await in the Sri Lankan Chicken Badun Curry, sprinkled with spices and black pepper dust, served with a side of idiyappam.
Slow-cooked till extremely soft, their melt-in-your-mouth Sri Lankan Lamb Coconut Curry is an excellent option that comes with a bowl of steamed rice. Meat-lovers, try this super flavourful Sri Lankan Lamb Coconut Curry topped with toasted grated coconut.
For every gastronome who loves curries, Sri Lankan cuisine is a must-have. Sri Lankan food is not for the faint-hearted; the fiery curries, sweet caramelized onion in seeni sambal and sour lime pickle all have dominant, powerful flavors that startle awake senses dulled by the daily city life. Dishes from the island-country are known for their intricacy and many thinks they are quite similar to South Indian food but Sri Lankan cuisine continues to carve out its distinct niche. Throughout years of colonisation and influence from neighbouring countries, Sri Lanka has adapted its food culture into a blend of different curry concoctions and varied flavours. Some of the specials on the festive menu are extremely interesting & traditional and can be any food connoiseur’s delight. Foodies of Bangalore can taste this unique cuisine in Sri Lankan Food Festival at Baluchi, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore.
Baluchi, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore
Timing : Today 12:30pm – 3pm & 7pm – 11:30pm
Average Cost : 3,000/- for two people (approx.)
Reservation : +91 9686448063 / 9591716447
A Taste of Sri Lanka : Sri Lankan Food Festival at Baluchi, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore
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