Sea Fish Kuruma, a dish from Kerala was a hit among the visitors as 200 pieces were sold on the second day of the national youth festival on the Punjab Agricultural University Campus on Monday.
All food items at the stall are available at very reasonable prices, like Poretta at Rs 10 (one piece), Sea Fish Fry at Rs 40 (two pieces), Sea fish Kuruma at `40 and Chicken Kuruma at Rs 40 (three pieces).
Reena Sharma, a visitor said, "Being a non-vegetarian I am very fond of eating fish and chicken. I had sea fish kuruma at the Kerala stall and it was yummy. I have tasted it earlier also but this was delicious."
Fish kuruma was simply irresistible delicious, which made me drool, says Rakesh Mehra, a PAU student.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Assain, a member of Manava Welfare Society, Kerala, said, "We are not here for business, so the prices of all food items are reasonable. Moreover, we want Punjabis to taste the foods which we eat in Kerela. The response from the visitors is very good. The visitors to the stall liked the sea fish kuruma. The fishes have been brought in train from Kerela."
To prepare sea fish kuruma, we have used Arabian fish, onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander paste, cardamoms, cinnamon, green chillies. It is the most favorite food in Kerela. In 2011, we had won the 16th national food festival at Udaipur, Rajasthan and at the 17th national food festival at Mangalore, Karnataka in 2012.
Out of four Punjab stalls- one of them was serving Makki Ki Roti and Sarso ka Saag with Lassi. Others were serving biscuits, mineral water and junk food items.
Dal Baati Churma, Kachori and Gond ke Ladoo were the major attractions. Stall owner Raj Kumar said, "The response is good and the visitors, especially the youth, loved Dal Baati Churma. This is for the fourth time that I am participating."
Chana Ka Saag was the major attraction and visitors were visiting the stall in large numbers to taste it. Stall owner Ashok was a bit disappointed over the arrangements. He said, "We were asked to bring raw materials with us and that the utensils will be provided by the organisers. But when we asked them about the utensils, they asked us that we have to pay for the utensils. But in the participating letter, nothing has been mentioned regarding this."