Kochi’s one-stop curry shop

Kochi’s one-stop curry shop

Sunil Thampan has had an concept for nearly 4 years — a one-stop curry store, completely for sadya dishes. Kalan, sambar, thoran, avial, payasam, pickle, papadam… every thing that goes on a sadya leaf is out there, all yr round not solely Onam or Vishu. His father the late Ok Hari Thampan ventured into catering, in 1967, after studying underneath the legendary Neelakanda Iyer, chief prepare dinner of the Cochin Royal Household. Lockdown, the time and the assets at hand, of Poornasree Catering, gave him the time to discover this feature and in July, 2020, arrange Curry World in Tripunithura.

“In case you immediately have visitors over or need to organise a operate at residence and will not be in a position to put together a sadya… the gadgets can be found right here. The response has been so good that we’re opening one other department in Panampilly Nagar on August 23,” says Thampan.

Solely sadya dishes can be found, together with poppadum, pickle and payasam however no rice. The dishes are priced between ₹ 150-200 per litre and the payasam from ₹250-300 per litre.

Curry World is open from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. There’s additionally the pre-booking possibility, however it may be picked up with out as effectively. The minimal portion is half a litre, “We don’t insist on massive portions being picked up or fewer dishes. Typically households would want simply two or three dishes, not your entire sadya. We’ve catered to that requirement additionally,” Thampan says. Since catering is their core enterprise, they’re able to cater to the calls for of the curry store.

This system works as many individuals want vegetarian fare frequently, and paucity of time leaves little area to organize a complete sadya at residence. Additionally caterers, pre-booking apart, insist on a minimal order of say 10 sadyas or more.

This manner, if there are solely 4 individuals – a sadya may be put collectively. Though the payasam menu modifications day by day, there are two sorts each day. The dishes are ready within the morning, and if there may be excessive demand for an merchandise or a couple of gadgets it’s shortly replenished, Thampan provides. “We’ve examined to see how lengthy meals ready within the morning will keep, so we plan our schedule accordingly. If refrigerated, the dishes can keep as much as two days,” he says. Dwelling supply is out there for orders above ₹ 500.

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