Calicut: In Adam's chayakkada (tea stall), you'll find chicken Pottitherichathu(chicken exploded). Adding to the amusement, there will also be Chicken Hungama, Antham vitta Appam (surprised appam) and _olichu kalikkana chemmeenkoottam (prawns playing hide and seek)! These are part of the creative outbursts of Team Adaminte chayakkada, who strive to not just make their foods interesting, obviously.
The place is decorated with Palm leaves reminiscent of the front porches of old houses. A treat is spread out here, for those who are breaking the fast, by Aneez Adam and Rameez Ali. There are two stalls here, Rameez Ali's Pathummas Makkani and Aneez Adam's Adam’s Tea Stall. Chicken dishes are available in ‘Adam’s Tea Stall’, while other delicacies are stocked up at ‘Pathummas Makkani’.
Aneez Adam, an investment banker, kick-started this venture. He loves cooking, and that was reason enough for him to start this. Aneez is passionate not just about cooking, but also about the choice of dishes for his customers. The Chicken Pottitherichathu, definitely looks shattered, as the name suggests! It is a burst of flavours too. There is another dish called Chicken Cheeripanjathu. It is a delicacy where the meat acquires a slightly green colour since it's cooked with the juice of spinach. Another delicacy is Chicken Maramchutti Fry. The term maramchutti translates to running around trees. No, it wasn't named that way because the hen was interrupted while romancing a potential partner! It's named thus since the chicken meat is cooked rolled up on a twig or rod. Chicken Vattam Karakkiyathu (Chicken swirled around) is chicken meat roasted to a circular shape.
Chicken Poothiri Fry, Adichapoli, Undampori, Hungama, Nirthi Porichathu, Adaminte Adbutha Chemmen Fry, Chicken Kettipothinjathu are some of the other dishes with amusing names brought to the table by the staff. The chicken delicacies range between Rs 150 and Rs 200 rupees.
Rameez Ali of Pathummas Makkani, runs a restaurant in Idayangara. Kallumakkaya Ulvalinjathu is another delicacy prepared by Rameez, priced at Rs 20. It is a delicacy where mussels lie wrapped up in rice flour. Another delicacy is Antham Vitta Appam, which is fried eggs mixed with legumes and masala. Nidhi Kakkana Pathiri (Pathiri guarding a fortune) resembles a money bag. This dish is a perfect blend of egg, onions and legumes. You'll also find disco tea and dubai tea. These are prepared using various spices. Adaminte Nombuthura (Adam's special counter that parcels up Ramadan delicacies) is located at Convent Road near Anglo-Indian Girls High School and is open from 4.30 pm to 10.00 pm everyday until the end of Ramadan month. The counter is maintained exclusively for parcels.