‘Manthi’ or ‘Kuzhi Manthi’ as we call it in Kerala, is an Arabian rice-and-meat dish which is highly popular among the non-veg eaters in the state. A less spicy distant cousin of Biriyani, this original Yemeni dish owes its name to its slow cooking process over a charcoal fire in a pit or ‘kuzhi’. Al Razi restaurant in Muthoor, Thiruvalla is a relatively new addition to the chain of Al Razi restaurants across Kerala. Started by a group of experienced chefs who returned home after their prolonged Gulf sojourns, Al Razi restaurant tries to keep up the traditional flavor and quality across all the dishes they serve.
The specialty of this place is chicken Manthi cooked in the traditional Arab way with less spices. They also serve mutton and beef manthi. For people who want a bit more spice in their food, they have Al Faham too which is also one of the sought after dishes here. Unlimited rice is served with all types of Mandi. Served along with the manthi are the side dishes of fresh salad, tomato chutney, and mayonnaise. They also have a juice counter offering various options of fresh juices, and other soft drinks too.
This restaurant is located on the MC Road, between Thiruvalla and Changanassery. The air-conditioned dining facility with neat interiors and clean washrooms add to the ambience of this place. Limited parking space is also available. Good food, paired with the great service from their polite and friendly staff will make you want to come back for more!
They are open between 12 p.m. and 11 p.m., on all days. This place is usually packed around peak hours, so better be there in time to avoid the rush! They also offer takeaways and home deliveries.
Google Reviews for Al Razi Restaurant, Thiruvalla
SH 1, muthoor, Thiruvalla, Kerala
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4.4 based on 1,292 reviews
“One of the best subtle flavor manthi I tasted here. It was good. The ambience is also well maintained and clean washrooms. If you are looking to have some good tasty manthi this place in tiruvalla is a must visit then. Just 2 km away from Tiruvalla KSRTC bus stop. If you are travelling by bus. Catch an auto from outside the buss stand for just INR 50.” – Sonu Mohan (Local Guide)
“Very tasty food “Best place to have tasty kuzhimandhi , good service, customer service is friendly.” Good food, great taste” – Tom Varghese (Local Guide)