With Currylicious, authentic South Indian meals are just a phone call away
If YOU feel like authentic South Indian cuisine, but don’t want to make the trip to a restaurant, we suggest you give Currylicious a call. A new venture by Anoop Sequeira and Naresh Sharma, Currylicious is a home-delivery service based in Jakkur, that specialises in delicacies from Mangalore, Goa and Kerala. Plus, a small selection of Chettinad dishes too.
“We wanted to tap into something not too common and also work out of an area where the competition was less. Hence, we chose to specialise in South Indian cuisine and set shop in Jakkur, where there are not too many businesses of the same type,” Sequeira tells us.
Drawing on 40 years of collective culinary experience, Sequeira and Sharma developed the menu at Currylicious over three months. Lots of research and training have gone into the business to maintain quality and consistency, they tell us. “Consistency is the main challenge of Indian cuisine. We try to make our dishes taste as identical as we can. We’re still working towards making it 100 per cent consistent,” Sequeira, the ex-CEO of Nando’s India and Pizza Corner India, shares, adding that they use only natural ingredients and totally avoid preservatives and artificial flavours.
The Mangalorean chicken ghee roast, would be an ideal start to a lavish South Indian meal, with its
generous dose of spices and the rich flavour of ghee. We are told that it is the most popular dish on their menu and we are not surprised. From the range of coastal dishes, a must-try would be the Alleppey fish curry, famous for the addition of diced raw mango which gives it a tangy, spicy flavour profile. For those who like it mild, we suggest the chicken, mutton or vegetable stew, which go perfectly with the soft and light neer dosas. The menu also boasts a good selection of dishes for vegetarians too, some of which include the cashew potato curry – potatoes in a cashew gravy, bhindi ghassi – okra in roasted coconut gravy, and paneer pepper fry – cottage cheese tossed in pepper masala.
Customers can expect a personalised experience, with Sequeira and Sharma taking orders themselves. “We even know most of our regulars by name,” Sequeira tells us. With the Jakkur outlet off to a good start, the second outlet is expected in mid-June, however, the location is still under wraps.
Rs. 300 upwards for two. Minimum delivery of Rs. 350 for up to 3kms. Delivery charge of Rs. 50 for locations beyond 3kms. Details: 9663341341