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Summary0001766: Of divine Kanchipuram idlis and menu engineering at Mercure's Melange (Foodie Trail-Chennai)
DescriptionThe dish has a unique taste, texture and flavour thanks to the ingredients and not many star hotels have it on their menu.
However, S. Satyaseelan, Executive Chef at Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur near here has the Kanchipuram idli on the menu card of Melange -- the 100-room hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.
"While we offer global cuisine as well as local cuisine infused with foreign flavours, the inclusion of Kanchipuram idli in the menu was done to offer our guest the local specialty," Satyaseelan, son of a cook in a temple in Karnataka, told IANS.
The temple town of Kanchipuram is around 35 km from Oragadam, where the hotel is located.
By this time two Kanchipuram idlis in small tumbler shapes, along with gunpowder and gingelly oil, arrived at the table. The gunpowder mixed with gingelly oil and the Kanchipuram idli are made for each other.
"The fermentation of the idli batter has been kept bit low to suit the palate of foreigners," Satyaseelan volunteered. After the second bite, one starts enjoying the dish.
"Our target clients are French, German, Japanese, Asian as well as Indians working in plants like Renault Nissan, Daimler India, Yamaha, Eicher Motors and others," he added.
Speaking about designing the Melange's menu, Satyaseelan said it has been kept simple and not complicated.
Additional InformationAmong the several types of idlis -- a healthy South Indian dish -- the Kanchipuram idli has a special, even divine, status. It is offered to the Lord Varadharaja Perumal in Kanchipuram. An official of the Varadharaja Perumal temple told IANS that no other temple has the Kanchipuram idli as the main offering to the Lord.
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