Taking the legacy of coastal cuisines forward, Sana-di-ge, New Delhi, recently showcased their rich culture and heritage to media through their traditional Signature recipes, which are passed through generations. These age-old recipes are heritage gems of India and are curated, crafted and cared through ages. They are not the regular recipes, but the special ones. These dishes are from the treasures of Shetty household, which have mastered these dishes through years of experience. At Sana-di-ge, every dish is exceptionally prepared with utmost attention and love.
The signature dishes include traditional drink – Sol Kadi, starters like Neitha Kori (Chicken Ghee Roast – made with chicken chunks pan tossed with authentic spices & clarified butter), Mushroom Varuval (fresh mushrooms, deep fried & pan tossed with South Indian spices finished with nuts and curry leaves), soups like Mamsa Menasinakalu Saaru (reduced lamb stock with pungent pepper & spices), Nuggekai Soup (spiced drumstick broth) and main course dishes like Mangalorean Fish Curry (fresh king fish cooked in Mangalorean spices with coconut base curry), Nuggekai Pulimunchi (tender drumsticks cooked in a traditional pullimunchi masala) and many more. The extravaganza does not end here. There is Nei Choru (Kaima rice cooked with flavourful spices & clarified butter), Elaneer Payasam (a soulful combination of coconut cream and fresh tender coconut pulp) and other dishes to delight your senses.
Talking about these dishes, Executive Chef Sukesh Kanchan, shared, “We are ecstatic to showcase our rich culture and traditions though this gastronomical journey where we are presenting few dishes from our vast diversity of culture. These myriad of dishes are unique and celebrate the local produce of those regions from where they belong to. There are non-veg delights as well as veg delights, that are bound to capture the hearts of people. Southern region has a wide variety of indigenous food to offer and with this showcase, we like to bring the attention to our traditional recipes which are passes to us by our ancestors. I feel so blessed to be trained under the able aegis of Mrs. Asha Shetty, the consort of Mr. K Prakash Shetty-Founder MRG Group. These recipes are true treasure of Shetty household and we are happy that we have been able to do present therm to all”
The restaurant has created a melange of culinary experience for the food connoisseurs of Delhi for this exclusive showcase. All these dishes are available for the food aficionados throughout the year at the restaurant.
Sana-di-ge Delhi is located in one of Delhi’s greenest neighborhoods—Malcha Marg Chanakya puri and is spread over three floors with a hydraulic lift to get you from one floor to the next. The name Sana-di-ge means a brass lamp in Tulu language. The restaurant is known for its authentic flavors and original coastal recipes and fresh ingredients. Not just that, seafood from Goa, Maharashtra, and Kerala also form a part of their extensive menu! Food is served in brass plates lined with plantain leaf for guests to experience authentic Dakshina Kannada dining.
Every alternate day, fresh seafood is sourced and guests are shown live crabs, lobsters, catch of the day, etc before cooking to guarantee freshness. Along with the food, Sana-di-ge depicts the culture of South Kanara not only through its décor but also through the staff attire.
About Chef Sukesh Kanchan
With a meritorious experience of decades, Chef Sukesh Kanchan has been the face of the iconic Sana-Di-Ge – the pioneering restaurant brand that serves authentic recipes from south coastal Indian cuisine.
Sana-Di-Ge is the brainchild of Mr Gaurav Shetty, who has nurtured the brand from scratch with utmost love and passion. All the dishes in the restaurant are developed under his keen observation and personal
attention. Chef Sukesh has been associated with Sana-Di-Ge, a part of the MRG Group conglomerate for over five decades. Sana-Di-Ge is also an integral part of the dining experience in many
properties of Goldfinch Hotels & Resorts – a unit of MRG Group.
Chef Sukesh joined the hospitality chain five decades ago after completing his graduation in hotel management. Chef Sukesh has been trained under the watchful eyes and adept hands of Mrs Asha Shetty, the consort of Mr K Prakash Shetty who is the Founder of MRG Group. Mrs Shetty is renowned for her authentic recipes from the South coast of India. Being the face of Sana-Di-Ge, Chef Sukesh has successfully nurtured and charted the course for Sana-Di-Ge’s success.
The popularity of Sana-Di-Ge is growing each day evidenced by the numerous recognitions its restaurants have received over the years. Chef Sukesh is very involved in the refining of the menu at the Sana-Di-Ge by constantly learning and observing dishes from various communities living in the coastal parts of the country. He also travels often, trying out the various delicacies of eateries and homes along the South coast of India. Sana-Di-Ge restaurants are largely Mangalorean dining places that also touch upon the coastal offerings of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Kerala.