In a nutshell:
A catering / home delivery company that serves authentic Kerala Cuisine – some of the stuff is just too good to resist.
Address & other details: Prima Kurien’s
Meal for 2: Rs. 400 onwards
Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
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Short Description – In case u r in a Hurry:
A good idea to eat food from this place is to order it at home if u happen to be in Delhi. If in NCR, then also u can go for a delivery option & what is interesting is that the delivery guy will make fresh appams & serve at ur place – I was told that the delivery boy will carry utensils & a portable stove to make the appams!!!! Else u can always drive to GK, park the car & get this delivered to ur car.
We came across Prima Kurien’s stall at Basant Mela – A handicrafts & regional cuisine fair near Chhatarpur.
The food generally was ‘too good’ & the ones which were not, were ‘just good’. Excellent quality spices were used & that was showing up in the flavours. Good ingredients overall made a lot of difference. Fresh appams really added value to the whole experience.
Detailed Description – In case u have the time to njoy reading:
We started Day 1 with Veg Stew & Appam. The veg stew was an amazing piece of art that wud impress even hardcore carnivores. It had a thin but fragrant coconut milk based gravy that had a robust taste. The veggies had perfect texture – not too well done, not less. A straight 4.5/5 for this.
Appam was one of the best have had in Delhi NCR. I used to like the one at Swagath but this one was miles ahead. It was as soft as u cud imagine & even when cold it did not harden. Once again a 4.5/5.
Next dish was egg roast & appam. Egg roast was good but not great like some of the other dishes here. It had proper seasoning, somewhat spicy taste & good flavours. Texture was dominated by long sliced onions. Normal poultry egg was used. Organic eggs like Keggs / Bajaj Eggs wud have made a huge positive difference to the taste of this dish. I wud rate this 3/5.
Third dish that we had was Prawn moilee & appam. Once again, this had a thin gravy that had a marvellous taste & the best part was that the prawns were non rubbery & very soft. I wud give this a 4.5/5.
We got a portion of Puttu Kadla packed. This was really good.
My only other exposure to this dish was at Kerala stall, Dilli Haat. I had somewhat liked that. This one was way better & very good. The combination worked perfect. I wud give this a 4/5.
We had covered the Basant Mela on Day 1 & went back the immediate next day to the same mela just to eat at Prima Kurien’s!!!!!!
We started with Fish Raw mango curry & appam. This was superb. Once again, this was a thin gravy with a strong taste & excellent flavours. Raw mango added a refreshing tang to the gravy. The fish was dubbed ‘fishy’ by my co-diner but I liked it. Usually happens with thin gravy & fish combo. I wud give this a 4.25/5.
We also tried the mutton mapas. This was totally enjoyable again – thin & flavourful gravy. The meat was quite tender as well. I wud give this a 4/5.
We ended our meal with Semia Payasam. This was also thin base but strong taste. Flavor of good cardamom made it even better. This was good & I wud give this a 3/5.
Overall the rating of food at Prima Kurien’s averages out to 4/5.
I wud surely consider this option for get ’together’s with friends & family. What r u thinking?
4 thoughts on “Prima Kurien’s Traditional Kerala Cuisine (Home delivery & Catering for Delhi NCR, based out of GK, Delhi)”
This article is clearly outdated. Had a really poor experience ordering from Prima’s kitchen. Out of a menu of 8-10 items they delivered on 2-3. Food arrived 2 hours late , rice was hard, mutton salty and appams were made on site but served uncooked. It’s not cheap either. Prawn pepper fry was approx 700 per plate but was really just tiniest prawns with salt, turmeric , chilli powder!! No value for money. Wouldn’t recommend to friends and will never be ordering again.
Thanks for sharing ur experience with the readers here. Yes the post was written more than a year back