Carnivore Diaries – Mangalam Hotel

Another must try place in Salem is the Mangalam Hotel in the New Bus Stand Road. We were driving down from Kerala and as usual I was in a carnivore state of mind. My better half searched and found reference to Mangalam Militry Hotel from Bangalore Foodies Club. We called up the number given to make sure the hotel was open and available at 6:00 pm.

They have two branches each a distance of 2 km apart. The second one has a good parking and AC facilities but was closed.

At 6:00 pm we were the only customers. However the staff was already expecting us and hit the ground running.

What We Ordered at Mangalam Hotel?

We ordered Veach Parotta, Mutton chukka (this was a different form and had a thick gravy), pichi pottu chicken ( (shredded chicken)) fry, kalki egg. Kalakki egg was very different. Here eggs are poured over a heater griddle and then taken off and allowed to cook in its own heat. This makes the exterior omletty while the core is moist and soft. Amazing. Also had 3 dosas. This also came with a complementary chicken and mutton gravy. After all this and packing the chicken and mutton for home the bill came to almost 900.

The Veach parotta is this cousin of the Rumali Roti with oil.  Enjoy the glimpses. Click on the photos for higher resolution

Entrance to the hotel

Mangalam Hotel - Dosa and mutton gravy
Mangalam Hotel – Dosa and mutton gravy

Mangalam Hotel - A bite of goodness
Mangalam Hotel -A bite of goodness

Mangalam Hotel - Egg Kalakki
Mangalam Hotel – Egg Kalakki

Mangalam Hotel - Pichipottu (Pulled country chicken) fry
Mangalam Hotel – Pichipottu (Pulled country chicken) fry

Mangalam Hotel - Veach Parotta
Mangalam Hotel – Veach Parotta

Mangalam Hotel - That's a huge son of Veach!!
Mangalam Hotel – That’s a huge son of Veach!!

 

Black pepper was the hero of every dish and opened up our sinuses nicely. The flavor of each and everything was phenomenal and the service absolutely brilliant. oth the gravies were excellent and were good combos for the dosas and veach parotta.

Afternoon has the option of a meals and chicken and mutton biryani which is very popular. Evening is only snack varieties like parottas and dosas and meals/biryani is not available.

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