Sudhakar is as predictable as I am and he asked for the anjal fry. The masala here was thinly coated allowing the fish and its freshness to stand out. The fish was quite a big guy in size. For all of you who by now know how fussy Anoushka is about eating - she had a huge helping of this without needing to pull out a gun, so that speaks volumes for how much she liked it and how good it was.
On the table was also this chutney. Quite vinegary on first taste, but you will notice that it also has some beetroot juice in it. Small bits of carrot were there too. What this chutney did was give an added tangyness to all the fish we were eating.
The bangda curry had just one large tail piece in it, but it was the gravy that was brilliant. A simple one of onion, tomato, ginger and garlic, but the flavor it packed thanks to the fish being cooked in it was something else. And it went perfectly with the kappa.
Anoushka wanted to have her "baby noodles" or idiappam and so we ordered that to go with bangda curry for her. What we did not bargain for was that a plate had seven pieces. And so after two she was done. We didn't need a better excuse and ordered for a fish moilee with seer fish to go with it.
Wallet factor: Rs 750 for two