The grounds at PSG Institute of Management were simmering with flavours. People flitted from one stall to another, at the Curry Masala Carnival organized by the Alumni Associations of PSG College of Arts and Science and PSG College of Technology. A pandal at the entrance welcomed visitors along with welcome drinks. Sugarcane juice, tender coconut water and tossed roasted groundnuts were consumed in great quantities. The health conscious waited for nongu, salads and the spicy thenga-maanga-pattanni-shundal. There were three types of cuisines – Andhra, Rajasthani and Kerala. The Andhra stall served authentic ‘Masoor Pappu Charu' (lentil soup), Pesarattu, Chicken Dum Biriyani, a spicy Bagara Baingan gravy and Pulusu. For those, who wanted North Indian fare, the Rajasthani counter offered a decent meal of Pina Roti, Makki Roti, the famed Sarson Ka Saag, Dal Bati, Gatte Ka Pulao, Shahi Gatte, Rajasthani Bhindi and Bhuna Kukda. For fans of Idiyappam, Uli Theeyal, Nendram Banana, Kappa, Varutharacha egg and chicken curry and Avial, there was the Kerala counter. A special barbeque counter doled out fried fish and other non-veg delicacies. Hot tawas served up a variety of dosas and Kerala parotta. Crowds thronged the kulfi and Boomerang ice cream stalls for sweet relief, that they also got at the counter that offered them Pal Ada Pradaman and Paruppu Thenga Payasam.
‘Nutri Fiesta,' a stall set up by the Departments of Nutrition and Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, PSG CAS, drove home messages from ‘Wellness Veda' on eating right. For those who needed a break from eating, the Department of Costume Design and Fashion, PSG CAS had put up stalls, which had apparels, fashioned by students, on sale.
Curry Masala also offered other entertainment. Students performed Bharatnatyam, Mohini Attam, Andhra Folk Dance, and the traditional Garba and Dandiya dances. A little Michael Jackson stole the show with his performance to a medley. Students of the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG CAS walked the ramp in colourful Rajasthani costumes. Performers displayed Fire Silambattam, Pulikali and Kalaripayattu. But, most popular of all were the two kili-josiyam tellers who stole the show, with their fortune cards and parrots!