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Time - 11:30AM to 3:30PM
Avg Cost for two - Rs.250
Cuisines - Kerala - Traditional
Serve - Lunch,
Suitable for Family , Friends , Food Explorers
Calicut , Puthiyara, Calicut
Location Note: While coming from Calicut town, you need to turn left from Puthiyara Junction to reach this hotel near Hindusthan Kalari. This place is barely hundred meters down the road after you cross the Hill Top School and takes a turn at first left.
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Amma Mess is a homemade meals point in Calicut. Located at Puthiyara near Hindusthan Kalari, the hotel operates only during lunch hours (11:30 am to 3:30 pm) on all days except Sundays.If you want relish the afternoon meal along with the special fish items available here, then it’s better to get to the place before 1 o’ clock.
A favourite destination to savour homemade food at its best, Amma Mess at Puthiyara, has been serving delicious simple Kerala meals with tasty fish fry to its customers for almost 15 years now.
While coming from Calicut town, you need to turn left from Puthiyara Junction to reach this hotel near Hindusthan Kalari. This place is barely hundred metres down the road after you cross the Hill Top School and takes a turn at first left.As the road gets narrower near the mess, it’s advisable to park your vehicle in the open space available close to a large Chimney tower.
This hotel is basically an extension of the house where the owners of the mess live in. There are- two main dining areas here-one is a small building on the side of the house with few tables and chairs, while the other is on the front side of the house in an open space with a tin sheet roof top. Initially, this restaurant operated just from the building on the side of the house,but now with the increase in the number of customers here, the lawn in front of the restaurant has also been converted into a dining space. The well at the fore of the house is where the drinking water supply for the customers comes from. Overall, a pleasant surrounding gives this place a homely feel from the beginning itself.
You get to witness a typical traditional style of having food as the meals in this mess are served on banana leaves. Rice served with a fish curry, two other vegetable dishes, pappadam and pickle makes for a perfect homemade lunch combo available at an affordable price.
‘Ayakoora Fry’ made with Sear fish is the most in demand fish fry item with the meals here. This fish fried with the masala will surely leave you licking your fingers. This dish is prepared in a way most popular in the northern parts of Kerala where they fry the fish really light to retain the juiciness of its flesh. ‘Ayakoora Fry’ is available here everyday. Besides, you can also pick from three or four different fish items that they prepare on a regular basis.
For a small homely setup that handles a huge crowd, Amma Mess has maintained a clean and healthy ambience. The food here is cooked by the family members of the owner in a kitchen that extends into their home itself. They are also the ones who the customers at this restaurant.
One of the problems you may find is that the place gets hot during the afternoon hours due to its tin roof top. Well, if you don’t find sweating it out a bit to enjoy a feast of tasty food then definitely you should visit Amma Mess.
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