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“Excellent Kerala Cuisine ”
Review of Ente Keralam

Ente Keralam
Ranked #78 of 6,937 Restaurants in Chennai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Teynampet
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

They also have a branch in Anna Nagar as I have visited their branch at Poes Garden a couple of times and even their branch in Anna Nagar is good.Those who relish the Kerala and South Indian delicacies then this is the place for typical Kerala Paottas, Aapams,Mutton or chicken stew,Sea food like fish, prawns and Mutton or chicken in coconut gravy which is delicious try their fresh coconut water which is really refreshing,previously they used to serve their digestive tea at the end of the meal and now they don’t.
Dr. Javed Rasheed

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We went here for lunch and had some incredible appams, and vegetable dishes. The spicy chicken is the best thing here in my opinion and without ordering it the meal would be incomplete. The service is good (albeit a bit slow) and the ambience is standard. Would definitely go back here for a meal next time in Chennai. It's authentic lovely Kerala cuisine.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

If you are a mallu and you get craving for authentic mallu food then this place is the solution... Order anything in the menu, veg or non veg, it is brilliant... My favorite is beef fry and muttai roast with malabaar parrota... It is too good.... Their paisam are also excellent
... Just a suggestion.... Price charged for paisam is very high considering the quantity

Thank Ashwin J
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Seafood lovers Alert

This restaurant has an ambience of an old Kerala house and the people are extremely warm and friendly.

Here’s what I had:

Drink
1. Keraleeyam—creamy tender coconut punch with pieces of tender coconut, mint and soda.

Soup
1. Kainagiri soup—a Seafood soup made with fish broth and pieces of prawn, crab, fish with coconut milk as the base. You have ground peppercorns, shallots and curry leaves fried coconut oil that adds to the spice and flavour. The consistency is of a thinner stew.

Starters
1. Prawn cutlet with beet root sauce—prawn is mixed with mashed potato and this mixture is seasoned with salt, pepper, chilli powder and a hint of ginger. The mixture is now shaped into tilak shaped cutlets, dipped in a flour paste, then the breadcrumbs and deep fried. And the highlight of the dish was the beet root sauce which comes with this. The sauce is a reduced beet root purée. The sweetness from the sauce goes so well with the soft cutlet that melts in your mouth.
2. Prawn fry—tiger prawns are marinated with South Indian spices and deep fried. You see the prawn served with the head and the tail. And I got a tip from the Chef saying that the head is the tastiest part and it really was! You don’t have to worry about the legs because they are extremely crunchy. The prawn is juicy and trust me it vanishes in a jiffy
3. Clams—ok so we have an extremely patient chef here! The meat is extracted from the shell and is tossed with roasted and ground spices (peppercorn being the dominating flavour), onions and curry leaves. I also caught tiny pieces of toasted coconut. The tiny little pieces are packed with flavours.
4. Isla fry—Isla fish is marinated in a spice mix. I’m giving a wild guess here. So there was chilli powder, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, a bit of flour to hold the spices. The whole fish is deep fried and served with a onion salad. I would suggest eating this hand .

Fish Curries:

1. Vatta Manga Curry raw mango—a curry made with ground coconut, onion, tomatoes, spices and raw mango. Not too spicy and the mango is the souring agent for the curry. You should soak your appam or parota in this curry.
2. Vatta Varathuracha Curry—this curry has roasted spices, shallots, curry leaves and coconut. This mixture is ground which makes the curry base. Kokum is added as the souring agent to this curry. Kokum is a fruit which is an alternative to the tamarind. The curry is dark in colour and tastes amazing with spices soaked in the fish.
3. Meen Vattichathu—this is a traditional curry which has been Kerala’a age old recipe. The curry is made with lots of red chilli and kokum. The curry is spicy and tastes best when you add minimal amount to your rice, appam or parotas.

Rice and Breads
1. Appam—soft and spongy, yet so crispy this is a perfect combination with any curry. You also get a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk. And this was news. Instead of soda, they add Kallu or Palm Wine for the mixture to raise
2. Red rice—the typical rice which is eaten is Kerala and this packed with proteins.
3. Kerala parota—flaky, layered and soft parotas. Dunk this in your curries (maybe let it rest for a while ) and then eat it!

Desserts
1. Chakka Ela Ada—Ela Ada is rice flour with a bit of maida steamed between banana leaves. Usually there is a sweet center to ada (usually a coconut, jaggery and cardamom mix). The chef has cut fresh jackfruit is which is found is abundance in Kerala and this fruit is mixed with jaggery and cardamom. The jackfruit mixture is stuffed between the flour paste and steamed. Simply delicious. This is a mothak with a twist, and healthier.
2. Ada pradham—rice ada is added to a mixture of sweetened coconut milk, jaggery and cardamom. The Ada is made from raw rice and soaks up the sweetness from the milk.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing taste of food.
They have learnt the trick to great tasting non vegetarian food
The reason for 4 star : the smell of the sea food when you enter. For a part time non vegetarian, it took a lot of strength to continue to go in, past the smell as our friends favoured it to any other Kerala restaurant.
The ambiance can also do some uplifting!
If you are a hard core Non vegetarian and appreciate sea food try these guys out.
They are rightfully spicy too.....

Thank 339sangeethab
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