Vembanad @ The Paul celebrates Kerala’s Famous Kallu Shaap Cuisine
Kallu Shaaps are Toddy Shops that are found along Kerala’s rich coastline. Meat is slow cooked in earthen pots for long hours, thereby allowing the meat to absorb all the masalas. The explosion of flavours in your mouth creates a lasting memory. Chefs from Kerala Kallu Shaaps prepare delicacies for you in this Season of Kallu Shaap Curriyum Naavile Ruchiyum.
The transformation of the restaurant into a real Toddy shop with thatched coconut leaves and film posters of yesteryears makes it very appropriate for the occasion.
The servers dressed in Kerala mundu, are very knowledgeable, prompt and very professional.
We had a few dishes from their menu and had a great experience.
Netholi Meen Peera – A delicious preparation of Small freshwater Anchovies (Netholi) cooked and tossed in freshly grated coconut.
Koonthal Porichathu – Squid (Koonthal) cooked with tomato, chilly and tangy kokum water and fried – Felt a little rubbery.
This was accompanied by freshly made pickles – Mango and Fish. There was also a platter with Kerala Papadum, Kappa Chips and Pavakka (Bittergourd) fry.
Kallu Shaap Currykal
Kallu Shaap Pothu Erachi Curry – Diced Beef cubes cooked with potato, tomato and spices from Kerala.
Chemmeen Vattichathu – Choicest Prawns marinated with Kerala spices slow cooked with tangy kokum to create a thick, spicy delectable gravy.
Kallu Shaap Meen Curry – Prepared with a delicate balance of spices, this Kallu Shaap version of Kerala Meen Curry is tangier, spicier, and tastier.
Kappa Odachathu – Tapioca (Kappa), a traditional Kerala delicacy cooked in shallots and green chilli.
Appam – Kerala rice pancakes fluffy and smooth
We also had a Tender Coconut Payasam to finish off the meal on a sweet note.
About the Place
The Paul, 139/28, Opposite Embassy Golf Links, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur, Bangalore
Landmark: Opposite Embassy Golf Links
Cuisine: Seafood, Kerala
Type: Casual Dining
Cost for Two: Approx ₹1800
Taste – 4.5/5
Ambience – 5/5
Value for Money – 4.5/5