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Thattukada: anything not spicy?

rekha Nov 27, 2008 10:48 AM

I know it is a Keralan restauarant and therefore it's unlikely, but I would like to take my mum, who is from Karanataka there and as she has gotten older she can't eat anything spicy which is a real shame for her.

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    JFores Nov 27, 2008 12:08 PM


    You can definitely make it work, but it also depends on what you mean by not spicy. Not even the slightest trace of heat or strong spice or just a bit of it. The chicken biriyani is almost completely without spice and is actually a bit sweet because they cook a layer of dried fruit in when they do it (they do it in large batches with layers of each ingredient; Hyderabadi style.) I wouldn't recommend thalis and things like that though as their sambar and many of their chutneys are quite hot. Their curries are quite spicy though. Others with lower spice tolerance should chime in and save me as I can't think of anything but the biriyani...

    They were closed today in mourning for Bombay, but I don't see why they wouldn't be open tomorrow. They told me they'd be open at 5pm today, but I couldn't make it back for then and had to opt for Kebabish.

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      rekha Nov 28, 2008 12:31 AM

      She makes a mean biriyani herself as well as idili, sambar, chutney and dosas. It might be interesting to try the biriyani to see how she rates it. I myself have no heat restrictions so am look forward to sampling widely. She loves fish and the whole baked fish sounds like something she would like. If I picked out the flesh and avoided the marinade would that be spicy?

      1. re: rekha
        JFores Nov 28, 2008 03:46 AM

        If you avoid the marinade on the whole fish then it won't be spicy at all and it will still be loaded with wonderfully cooked white flesh.

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          rekha Nov 28, 2008 04:05 AM

          I think that's what we will do, get the whole fish and some other bits and pieces. Thanks for your help!

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      JFores Nov 28, 2008 11:51 AM

      By the way, I tried the squid masala that Loobcom had and it was absolutely incredible. That paired with a veg thali was my dinner. The veg thali's components change depending on what they make each day, btw.

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        JFores Nov 29, 2008 12:31 PM

        The aviyal is delicious, not very spicy, and probably the best mixed veg curry I've ever had.

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          rekha Nov 30, 2008 03:37 AM

          It's looking like we are going to have a very tasty lunch!

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