Kudukka Sarbath, served by a group of NIT alumni, is the latest addition to the long list of delicious treats that are unique to Kozhikode. Though the young engineering graduates have got placement in high profile companies, the friends have decided to pledge their affinity to the flavour capital of Kerala by continuing to run their sarbath shop. Their kudukka sarbath, served in cute earthen pots, is already giving the sensational fuljar soda a run for its money.
It is the shop's unique name, 'Biryani kazhicho, vaa sarbath kudicholee' (Have you had the briyani, then come enjoy the sarbath') that draws the attention in the first place. The true sarbath lovers can never ignore this and would excitedly get into this quaint shop to enjoy the refreshing taste of the delicious drink. The nannari or naruneendi (Sarasaparilla) syrup, made in-house, is blended with chilled milk in a mixer and is served in earthen pots.
Engineering graduates Ananthu R Nair, Joel J Chullil and Amir Suhail had decided to start a business of their own even as students at the Kozhikode National Institute of Technology. They couldn't think of anything else, other than starting a sarbath shop, to charm the foodies of Kozhikode who love to try out unique flavors. The trio has already been placed at leading IT firms and is all set to bid adieu to Kozhikode. However, they don't have the heart to pull the shutter on their dream venture.
It's only been two months since they opened the shop and hundreds of people are thronging to taste the refreshing kudukka sarbath. The food lovers of Kozhikode are sure that the kudukka sarbath is here to stay for some more time.