2nd Annual South Indian Food Festival at Saffron Valley


South Indian Food Festival Saffron Valley

South Indian Food Festival at Saffron Valley

Saffron Valley presents second annual South Indian Food Festival July 2nd-8th

As part of our commitment to bringing traditional Indian flavors to Utah, Saffron Valley brings to town the second annual South Indian Food Festival, the most aromatic and flavorful food festival this side of the globe. Madurai to Kanyakumari the festival represents delicacies from various towns and cities within Tamil country. The week long event is from July 2nd – 8th at Saffron Valley located at 1098 W South Jordan Pkwy, in South Jordan. Hours of operation are 11AM-3PM and 5PM-10PM. We are open on Sundays too.

Designed by Saffron Valley’s executive chef Kannan and owner Lavanya Mahate the festival will feature an extensive array of signature delicacies in an A la Carte menu. Patrons have a choice of choosing from the equally elaborate Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian dishes that start from an attractive price of $6 upwards.

From Spicy fish curry to fried sardines, from piquant pakodas to lacy appams, diners will experience the best of South Indian cuisine right here in South Jordan. Patrons are sure to be overwhelmed by the exquisitely exotic dishes like Kozhi Saru (coriander flavored chicken soup), Madurai Meen Kholumbu (specialty fish curry), Pollachi Chicken (delicious chicken gravy seasoned with curry leaves ) and dry Karuvepillai Ira (pepper fried prawns) and a choice of vegetarian dishes like Ennai kathrikkai (baby eggplants sautéed and cooked in a tamarind sauce), Kaikari chettinad (mixed vegetables cooked in chettinad masala),Vazhakkai Poriyal (fried raw plantain) and Valpoo Vada (fritters of banana flower) to go with a variety of rice dishes in addition to some very luscious desserts.

The South Indian Food Festival is a great opportunity to showcase the range and diversity of cuisines that India can offer and our patrons will get to see a new facet of the South Indian Cuisine during the week long fest. The festival promises some known and not-so-well-known dishes as well. So book yourself for this once in a year opportunity!

Saffron Valley offers a variety of tastes and cuisines from India, the kind of food that is unpretentious and deliciously original (totally different from other local Indian restaurants) in a casual and friendly environment.

Within its first year of operation, the bistro style Indian restaurant won several awards and recognition from patrons and critics. Saffron Valley’s contemporary design and cheerful lighting makes it a fun environment, the quality of the food, and service round up for a great dining experience.

Saffron Valley South Indian Food Fest –June 4th-10thSoups:

Kozhi saaru- chicken soup from deep South $4
Mutton Soup- made with goat meat, ginger, garlic, spices $5
Rasam(tomato, pineapple, pepper)- pepper water soup with tomato, pineapple $3
Mullagitawny soup- mixed vegetable and lentil broth $3

Sundal- Beach side lentils $4
Vazhakka bajji- fritters made with raw plantain $4
Valapoo vada- fritters made with banana floweret’s $6
Fish Pakoda/ Shrimp Pakoda- darnes of fish/shrimp coated with chickpea flour, fried $9


Madurai Mutton Biryani $13.99
Karaikudi Chicken Biryani $12.99
Vegetarian Birinji $10.99

Seafood: $14.99
Madras Meen Varuval- Fish marinated in fresh ground spices and fried to perfection
Ira Perratal- Yummy shrimp fry sure to please seafood lovers
Madurai Meen Kozhambu- Marinated and fried fish in a spicy concoction of tamarind and spices
Cholanad Fish Curry- a delicious gravy with darnes of fish, cholanad style
Meen poondu kozhumbu- authentic sour and tangy tamarind and garlic based preparation

Chicken/Lamb: $12.99/$13.99
Karaikudi Chicken/Lamb- a traditional chicken fry with cracked black pepper
Chicken/Lamb Chettinadu- slow cooked in fennel, black pepper and cumin seasoned with curry leaves
Niligiri Chicken/Lamb/Egg/ Korma- A creamy coconut based gravy of chicken
Pollachi Chicken Masala- delicious chicken gravy seasoned with curry leaves
Chicken 65- A spicy and crunchy chicken preparation
Kozhi Roast- Tamilnadu style chicken fry
Mutton Sukha Fry- Slow roasted lamb fry with pepper, fennel and cumin

Vegetarian: $11.99
Paruppu Soraka Kootu- chunks of white pumpkin simmered with dal, coconut and spices
Mixed vegetable korma- Coconut style vegetable curry
Katrika Poondu Kolambu- A Tamil Nadu specialty of small eggplants cooked in a tamarind sauce
Ennai kathrikkai- baby eggplants sautéed and cooked in a tamarind sauce
Kaikari chettinad- mixed vegetables cooked in chettinad masala
Vendakkai puli kozhmbu (kadai bhindhi)- okras sautéed and cooked in a tamarind sauce
Colacasia Fry- slices of colocasia marinated in spices and fried to golden perfection
Paruppu Urundai Kozhumbu- Lentil dumplings in a spicy tamarind coconut sauce

Sweets: $4
Pineapple Kesari Bhath- warm semolina pudding with chunks of pineapple
Aval Payasam- Puffed Rice pudding with cashews and cardamom
Sarkarapongal- rice, lentils, jaggery slow cooked in ghee, raisins, cashews

Snack Varieties: $7
Appam, coconut milk- Steamed rice pancake served with coconut milk (2pcs)
Parota – Puffed flat bread made of whole wheat (3pcs)
Pongal,  Vada, Sambhar- Savory rice and lentil preparation, lentil doughnuts
Kothu Parota- classic south Indian street food- (veg $9, egg/chicken $11)

Rice Varieties: $6
Lemon Rice
Coconut Rice
Yogurt Rice
Tomato Rice
Karuveppalai and carrot sadam

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