Saffron Valley is bringing South Indian food to Salt Lake City during their third annual South Indian Food Festival. Cocanada, named after a town in Andhra Pradesh, represents delicacies from the four Southern States of India- Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
Designed by Saffron Valley’s executive chef Kannan and owner Lavanya Mahate the festival will feature an extensive array of signature delicacies in an a la carte menu. Patrons have a choice of choosing from vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that start from $6.
From kothu parotta and pal payasam to lamb karaikudi and Hyderabadi dum biryani; from valapoo vada and masala bonda to chepala pulusu and Fish 65, you can experience it. Other specialties will include Mutton Soup (coriander-flavored goat meat soup), Madurai Meen Kholumbu (specialty fish curry), Andhra Chicken (chicken gravy seasoned with curry leaves ) and dry Karuvepillai Ira (pepper fried prawns) and a choice of vegetarian dishes like Ennai Katrika (baby eggplants sautéed and cooked in a tamarind sauce), Avial (mixed vegetable and plantain curry) and Valakka Bajji (fritters of raw plantain) to go with a variety of rice dishes in addition to desserts.
The event runs Sept 9-15 at the South Jordan location located at 1098 W South Jordan Parkway, followed by Salt Lake City location at 26 E Street, from Sept 16-22. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m., seven days a week.