With the fuel prices soaring high, the money being shelled out for essential commodities have also gone up toppling the family budget of an average citizen. Leisure eating and snacking has become a costly affair with hoteliers hiking prices of most items on their menu lately.
Yet this decades old eatery in Alappuzha has kept their price list unchanged, much to the joy of foodies in the area. The snack shop sells Ullivada or onion fritters and Parippuvada (dal fritters) at Rs 1 per piece! Can you imagine?
The Altharamoodu Hotel in Evoor village near Haripad in Kerala's Alappuzha, known for their amazing food combo deals, is a popular hangout spot for teenagers in the area, owing to the lenient menu. The eatery serves five pieces of Ullivada and half plate beef curry for just Rs 35. Meanwhile, the combo of 4 porottas and half plate beef costs Rs 50. Other tea time snacks like bonda and sukhiyan are available for Rs 3 per piece.
The owner Abbas aka Rahid makes sure to sell tasty dishes at affordable rates. Abbas says that he is merely following his ancestors’ path in this. The Altharamoodu Hotel began as a quaint tea shop run by Abbas’ father Hassankunju’s paternal aunts Pathukutty, Mariyumma and Kunjumma. The special recipes that have been passed down the generations are still popular in Evoor. Hassankunju ran the hotel for over six decades. His son Abbas took over the hotel a few years ago after his death. Abbas’ brother Rashid too helps in the family hotel.
If you are coming from Kochi, take the NH 66 and take a left turn at the Cheppad Junction and head 500 metres to reach Evoor. The hotel is located at the Evoor Junction.