Niraamaya Retreats launches A Taste of Kerala a unique recipe book of the authentic cuisines of Kerala


Niraamaya Retreats launches A Taste of Kerala a unique recipe book of the authentic cuisines of Kerala

Formal launch of A Taste of Kerala at the Relais & Châteaux Delegation Meeting held at Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

Niraamaya Retreats, the luxury wellness and leisure destination launched “A Taste of Kerala”, a unique recipe book featuring traditional dishes from the state. The recipe book was launched at the Relais & Châteaux Indian Subcontinent Delegation meeting held at Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam. Established in France in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of the world’s finest hotels and gourmet restaurants, a family of Hoteliers and Grand Chefs. The book was released by Mr. Arnaud Wielgus Global Director, Relais & Châteaux in the presence of Ms. Cristina Tang, Director – Asia, Relais & Châteaux and Mr. Joerg Dreschel, Chairman of the Asian chapter at Relais & Châteaux and the other members of the Indian Subcontinent Delegation. Niraamaya Retreats has attempted to capture and showcase timeless regional tastes that have been passed down through many generations in the form of A Taste of Kerala for the global audience. This glossy production is an amalgamation of authentic recipes from the kitchens of Niraamaya Retreats, and presents some of the native flavours of the region with articulate, easy to follow content and stunning visuals.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Manu Rishi Guptha, CEO, Niraamaya Retreats said, “Niraamaya Retreats has been the custodian of traditional regional gastronomy of Kerala and is delighted to offer A Taste of Kerala targeted towards global food connoisseurs who appreciate regional flavours while on their world travels. All recipes in this book, perfected over the last decade, have been simplified for home cooks. As wellness resonates across all that we do, this is mindfully included in the book as well.”

A Taste of Kerala presents traditional recipes of Kerala’s regional gastronomic experiences. Hand-picked by Chef Prakash Nayak of Niraamaya Retreats the recipes are specially curated for their uniqueness, in terms of taste, flavour and authenticity. The regional recipe book explains several of Niraamaya Retreats guest’s favourite dishes with emphasis being on cooking for the home kitchen. Showcasing the diverse culinary influences of the state, well known dishes like the Malabar Fish Curry, Travancore King Fish Curry and Avial as well as innovative ones with a contemporary twist like the Squid Pepper, Hibiscus Granita and Coconut Vanilla Crème Renversée are featured in the book. It also features the signature dishes of Niraamaya Retreats like the simple but wholesome, Niraamaya Kichidi – an Ayurvedic comfort food that is detoxifying and calming. Gastronomy at Niraamaya Retreats amply resonates the concept of wellness and hence the book is interspersed with snippets of nutrition guidance on ingredients and some tried and tested home remedies .

Recipe Book (Pic 3)

About Niraamaya Retreats

Niraamaya means ‘a sense of well-being’ in Sanskrit. All the Niraamaya properties are located in stunning locations and imbibe the philosophy of wellness. The retreats offer a unique convergence of hospitality and wellness delivering bespoke experiences for their guests. One of the philosophies of Niraamaya Retreats is to develop and nurture properties that provide a sense of space and well-being. The group is on the constant look-out for similar properties so as to build alliances and acquisitions and help smaller boutique properties to leverage Niraamaya’s expertise with respect to achieving high ARRs and attracting long stay guests. Niraamaya Retreats are located in two places, The Cardamom Club in Thekkady and Surya Samudra in Kovalam. Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club set amidst acres of cardamom plantations and a gateway to the exotic wildlife of Thekkady. Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra is a member of Relais & Châteaux is surrounded by lush greenery on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Niraamaya Spas have globally acclaimed spas infused with timeless therapeutic traditions from across the world, centered around Ayurveda. The extraordinary gourmet restaurants at Niraamaya Retreats showcase the best of regional as well as global cuisine.

Niraamaya Retreats is coming up with their new property in the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom; the construction is underway and will be completed by December, 2015. The other new luxury boutique properties at Chikmagalur and Goa will soon follow.