Coastal cuisine is steadily making its way into Kolkata’s food map. The newest addition is Pappadam, from the owners of The Biryani Company. Located near Mudiali Club, this restaurant, with a homely ambience, serves amazing stuff. I visited this place on an invitation for a food tasting event. Let’s get into details.
The place, as I mentioned, has a very homely decor with mainly deep yellow walls which resembles the interior of a South Indian house. The food is equally impressive and amazing. We were served a lot of items including chicken, mutton, fish, prawn, squid and crab, all of which tasted divine with their unique flavours and amazing taste.
The fish was fried and served with onions. The taste of the fish was quite similar to hilsa, which is one my favourite.
Soft paneer slices were coated with a thin batter and fried. The outer covering was spicy and tasty. The paneer, too, had a great texture.
This tasted similar to a dry pepper chicken with cashewnuts. The chicken was crispy, spicy and tasted good.
Kerala Chicken Dry Roast
This looked similar to chicken lollypops. The chicken was soft and was coated by a thick layer of spice.
Squid Kali Mirch
This was one hell of a starter. Squid was fried with bell peppers, onions and chillies along with certain spices. I absolutely fell in love with this, much due to my personal preference for squid.
Chicken Andhra Curry
The curry was absolutely hot and spicy. To an extent, it was tangy. The chicken pieces were soft and well flavoured.
Mutton Stew with appam
This combo was unbelievably amazing. The appam I had here is certainly one of the best in the city. The mutton stew was finger-licking good. The mutton was so soft as to melt in my mouth.
Goan Fish Curry (Pomfret)
Each dish was spicy and tangy, but was so different in taste. And that’s what is their speciality. The fish curry was a delight to the taste buds. With the Malabar paratha, it tasted amazing.
This was another dish, I fell in love with. The prawns were freshly brought and so were extremely juicy and succulent. I had it with the neer dosa, which was equally good and the combo of both was a perfect one.
Coorgi Roast Crab
The sight of this is sure to make you crazy and hungry ! The crab meat was cooked in a butter garlic gravy and stuffed inside the crab shell. You are sure to lick your spoons after having this !
Amongst the non vegetarian options, the veg moilee did surprisingly create a space for itself. Paneer, peas, carrots and other veggies were cooked in a sweet gravy. With lemon rice and tomato rice, this went quite well.
I couldn’t stop ordering a second portion after having the first and so did everyone present there ! The halwa was amazing, with roasted nuts and had the perfect balance of sweetness.
The payasam once again was quite nice, but the halwa, as I mentioned, stole the show !
Overall Verdict : Must Visit