CTS Western Suburbs Food Festival 2: Sankranti, Sankranti, 250 Barkly Street, Footscray. Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Well, the Sankranti crew really tuned it on for Consider The Sauce and guests for the second CTS Western Suburbs Food Festival event.
The food was fabulous.
So many thanks to Latha, Sree, Prasanth, Laya and the rest of their team – they did themselves proud.
The service was well-timed and the portion sizes just right for such a lengthy affair.
Among the many highlights were …
… succulent tandoori kebab meats, including beef (a first for many of us) and salmon.
Best of all … juicy, smoky chicken.
Manchow soup – how do they get such a massive, deep and – let it be said – meaty flavour from a vegetarian-based soup?
It remains a mystery!
(Chicken had been added but the base is meat-free, so the question remains legitimate …)
The curries were all fine, too, particularly the gonkura chicken with its tangy sorrel gravy.
Are they sprinkles – or hundreds and thousands?
Whatever – the topping of the “Sankranti special naan” variously bemused and delighted, usually at the same time.
The chutneys served with the mini-idlys were fresh and zesty.
Thanks to all who attended – I couldn’t have been happier.
Kebab platter – tandoori lamb, tandoori chicken, stone-cooked beef, fish tikka.
Spcial manchow soup.
Mini idly shots with assorted chutneys.
Three varieties of naan – garlic, sesame, Sankranti special naan.
Four varieties of Sankranti special curries:
Gutti vankay (stuffed eggplant).
Gonkura chicken (Sankranti’s signature dish).
Goan fish curry/beef saagwala.
Choice of one biryani – vegetable, chicken or goat.
Sankranti dessert platter:
Sticky date pudding