Telangana Food Festival and Bathukamma Sambaralu kicked off at
Karampodi restaurant, opposite Film Nagar Club, Jubilee Hills. The fortnight festival will conclude on October 2.
Consul General Katherine B. Hadda, U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad; B. Venkatesham, Secretary Tourism, Govt of Telangana; Arda Ulutas, Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Hyderabad graced and inaugurated the festival and Bathukamma Sambaralu.
Sunita M.Bhagwat, IFS Commissioner of Tourism; Pervaram Ramulu, IPS(Retd), Chairman, TSTDC Dr Christina Z.Chongthu, IAS, Managing Director, Telangana State Tourism, Mrs. Bharathi Holikeri, District Collector, Medak District; CV Shankar Reddy, Asst Director of Tourism, also graced the function
To mark the occasion and celebrate the same big bathukammas were arranged at the restaurant. Bathukamma, the floral festival is a very special festival for ladies; in Telangana. The flowers are carefully arranged row after row in a brass plate in circular rows and in alternate colors. Bathukammas added more colour to the Telangana Food Festival.
According to Ajay K Ramidi and Raju of Karampodi, Karampodi is a restaurant born out of passionate journey to revive some of the age old and forgotten homemade cuisines of Telugus. The festival offers some of these age old and forgotten homemade cuisines and Authentic Telugu Cuisine, they informed. Your dining experience at Karampodi will remind patrons of their roots, traditions, granny, village informed Ajay,. Karampodi is a restaurant with difference. We serve a Gold on your platter
Some of the signature main course traditional dishes include Bommadiyalu Pulusu, Ragi Sankranti with Natukodi Puusu and Bhaagmathi masala pappu. The Pappus include Mudda, Palakoor, Gongura, Tomato pappu, Dal Tadka and Dal Fry.
Also offers Veg gravies like Banaladumpa with palak, Kaju Kura, Egg gravies like Guddu Pulusu, Guddu Masala; Chicken gravies like Miryala Kodi Kura, Pandu Mirchi Kodi Kura; Mutton gravies like Yata Mamsam; Golconda Muttila Kura, Kheema Masala; Sea Food Gravies include Koramatta Pulusu/lguru etc.
Traditional rotis like Jonna Rotte, Rice like Thella Annam, Neyya Annam, Rasam Annam; Pulaos like Kushka Pulao; Kunda Biryani like Natu Kodi Kunda, Royyala Kunda; Non Veg Biryani like Ulavacharu Kodi Biryani etc.
Rare traditional dishes like Junnu, Kobbari Neelu, Bobbatlu Vedi Paalu etc are also available. There are many signature starters as well.
Talking about experimental Non Veg Breakfast items, which are not very common, Ajay said we at Karampodi, promise to make your morning special, morning that will remind of your roots, your traditions, reminding you
"Amma's kitchens and tastes will make you bite into your memories. Some of the non-veg breakfasts lined up include: Idly, Thatte Idly or wada or Appam with Natu Kodi Pulusu or Chepala Pulusu; Poori or Dosa with Yata Mamsum Kura or Kodi Kura, Kheema Masala, and the other veg dishes include Ulavachaaru Idly, Venna Idly Kakinada Pesarattu and many more.
In our journey to revive old traditions, it have developed well over 400 grandma recipes, standardized some and trimmed to 199 finally to offer to its discerning patrons.
Karampodi, probably must have been taken birth in era where availability of vegetables all through the year was not possible. Also it must have been developed not just to add taste, but nutrients to the humble rice says Ajay.
Karampodi, probably must have been taken birth in era where availability of vegetables all through the year was not possible. Also it must have been developed not just to add taste, but nutrients to the humble rice said Raju, another partner of the restaurant. Taking that as a unique point we named the restaurant Karampodi and it has been well received, he said.
The restaurant is located at Karampodi, 214, Opposite Film Nagar Club, Anand Film Square, Road 82, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 040 23553456 and 65993456