First Food Styling Project & Kozhi Idly Review
May 29, 2015, 12:25 p.m.

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                                   Food Styling - A new dimension :) Taking a deep breathe of joy!

Thanks to you guys for your support and encouragement lifted me consistently in this journey. Couple of weeks before, I completed my first styling assignment for Kozhi Idly restaurant, Alwarpet, Chennai. It was a fun day work with Rajesh of Clicks n flashes. Thanks to his trust in my work and thanks for the opportunity!




Rustic menu, more of chicken dishes. I had only one night to think and plan. Quickly made a rough sketch plan in my diary, packed all props, boards, banana leaves and reached the venue the next morning. And we had 12 back to back menu shoots. Tiring, Yes I had a nice leg massage back home :) And know what, there was one  person who was nearby, the whole 9 hours of shoot! My man, my pillar of strength, I proudly say! I cannot thank God enough for this blessing in my life. Look at him, poor guy all the more tired than me :P


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And the best part was the recognition from the client :) Do visit the whole portfolio in Kozhi Idly's Album


#Review - Coming to Kozhi Idly Food & the place, resembles more like a take away joint with a very little space for the dine in customers. A limited menu of chicken accompaniments along with Idly on the menu card and every dish is concentrated for perfection. Few dishes carry the authentic home-made taste, notably, the Kozhi thokku. The gravies that come with idly in a usual combo set was not very impressive to my taste buds.


Kozhi thokku was a nice spicy chicken masala with more of flesh and less of gravy. Absolute win-win. Naatu Kozhi gravy was good. They grow their own chicken to serve it for their guests. Chicken paniyaram were soft stuffed with spicy chicken keema. That was one of a kind paniyaram. Kozhi tawa roast was spicy lip smacking. Vegetarians have a boon - poondu kuzhambu. One of the best, we ever had. Hub fell in love with the curry. Their garlic podi is also worth ranting about. Idlies - soft, steaming hot. We had a chance to visit their kitchen. Neat, Organised, bigger than their dine-in area, quite a good amount of staff especially ladies. Damn tired and I could not click pics of the dishes. Pricing is on a little higher end. Service was good and satisfying. 


Overall, the place is a must visit for chicken lovers :) 


Food - 4.2/5


Pricing - 3.5/5


Service - 4/5


Kozhi Idly is located in Adyar and Royapettah. This particular review is about the Royapettah joint.


Jofy Abraham
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