Karma & Spekko Rice introduces the Kredit Krunch Menu –
Karma recently launched a “Kredit Krunch” menu-Tapas/Thali style for Rand 89.00 per person. The menu consists of four delicious dishes for the set price which will include Spekko Pure Basmati Aromatic Indian Rice & assorted naan breads. The customer can select any one of the four Karma Kombo’s for the set price (please see below). In addition, the customers can enjoy cocktail happy hour – buy one and get one FREE. The menu will be available Sunday through Tuesday at both restaurants (Karma Fourways and Karma Greenside).
What is a thali?
The thali is an Indian meal with contents varying from one regional cuisine to another. A thali is a selection of different dishes, served in a stainless steel platter with little bowls (“katoris”). The katoris consisting of a wide variety of different dishes providing nutrition, texture, flavours and colours. It is the way Indians have traditionally eaten at home for centuries. The thali in different regions of India consists of cuisine native to that region. The gujarati thali for example will have farsans (gujarati vegetarian canapes), vegetables, dals, chapatis (rotis), rice, salads and pickles. in the south the emphasis shifts to rice delicacies as well as vegetables.
The etiquette of eating the thali
The thali is best eaten by spooning a small portion of food from an individual dish into the area next to the rice, and then combining it with the rice, and then repeating this process in sequence. This enables the flavour of each dish to be appreciated individually. Do not either mix more than one dish simultaneously with the rice, or mixing the rice in the individual bowls. Rotis or Naan breads are eaten with the food by using a piece of it to scoop the food from one of the dishes.
Centuries ago in the Sharjahan time, all the Moghuls would meet socially to discuss and appreciate various passions in life. These included the love for arts, music, poetry and dance. Central to these gatherings was the lavish foods which were prepared by the Bawarchi (chefs) in the land. As these events were long and elaborate, the Moghuls enjoyed a variety of dishes throughout the evening which comprised of up to at least 100 dishes. In this way, they were able to eat all the beautiful food that the Mughlai cuisine had to offer and at the same time, enjoy the pleasures of life…
Karma has created lavish Tapas meals that compliment the philosophy and essence of these lingering get togethers of so many centuries before.
The following are four kombo thali which the customer can select from Karma.
Bombay Bliss Masala Chicken
Chicken fillet marinated in Indian spices and cooked in a tomato jus, ginger, garlic, garam masala and served with a coriander and avo dip
Prawns marinated in cilantro & tamarind
Tandoori Roasted Eggplant Dip with Naan Bread Cheeky
Chicken fillet marinated in jeera & black pepper cooked in the tandoor and served in a garlic, ginger, lemon, chili masala
Mince lamb, marinated in garlic, coriander, chili, turmeric, peppadew and cooked in the tandoor
Chickpeas & red kidney beans tossed with blanched diced tomatoes, olive oil, lime, garlic, jeera, turmeric and fresh coriander
Lemon and Coriander Chicken Bites
Chicken skewers marinated in lemon and coriander and cooked in the tandoor
Maharaja coconut chili prawns
Prawns in coconut milk infused with curry leaves, mustard seeds & chilis
Mahatma Green Beans
Fried with olive oil, garlic, pieces of onions, coriander, jeera, lemon
Cheeky Chicken Chaat
Chicken marinated with ginger, garlic, exotic spices and cooked in a tamarind sauce
Moghul Prawns Kali Mirch
Prawns marinated in black pepper, lemon, and Kashmiri chili
Mushrooms Sautéed Garlic, coriander and cumin
All of the above Kombo’s includes Spekko Pure Basmati Aromatic Indian Rice and assorted naan breads