Kethel’s Chicken (now known as Rahmaniya ) in Trivandrum is an old restaurant estd in 1949. Its situated in a small building in the Chalai Maraket near Gandhi Park.You will not face any difficulty in finding the place as its well known ( use the words rahmaniya as well as kethels)
On entering the place you will find a small room with 5-6 desks in place,sometime you may have to stand in the queue outside for some time before getting a seat.The first thing you will notice about the place is the menu,they will serve only one item “Chappathi with fried chicken and lime juice“.
For a place thats roughly the same age as of independent India, still being a popular eat out place with just one item menu is incredible, showing how amazing the food must be. Finally took our seat after a bit of waiting, and got our delicious dinner delivered.Eight pieces of fried chicken with chappathi and lime juice.
Chicken looked absolutely amazing, friended with red chilly and servered hot.Just one bite and there was electricity in the mouth, really spicy and juicy.I should warn you that there is gonna be fire in your lips at first, but you would forget it totally in a minute.Take occasional sips of lime juice to ease your tongue.Once you are done with it, order extra pieces and chappathy you are not gonna get this taste anywhere else so eat all you can. No wonder even Kerala Ministers used to take parcel from here often.Average cost per person will be anything from Rs.125 to Rs.200.
You can visit their website here.Checkout the map at the end too.If you are planning to go, get a parcel for me too 😉
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