The Southern part of our country is a compilation of 5 States – Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. It also includes the Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshwadeep.
South Indian cuisine exemplifies the use of the Indian spices. But it can be hard to find authentic South Indian food in metropolitan cities (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi) where the hustle – bustle does not allow one single element to grow and develop into its true form. Here are 12 places that brave through the crowd and prove to serve the cuisine in its true form:
1) Cafe Madras
Generations have come and gone but the authenticity and flavors of this place has always been the same.
Location: Matunga East, Mumbai.
2) Banana Leaf
For those who want to experience the traditional South Indian style of eating, this is the best place to visit!
Location: Andheri West, Mumbai.
3) The Bombay Canteen
Modern interiors and modern food. But authenticity maintained throughout the experience.
Location: Lower Parel, Mumbai.
4) Carnatic Cafe
The place is always crowded and people from everywhere make a point to visit this cafe when they are in Delhi.
Location: New Friends Colony, New Delhi.
5) Karnataka Food Centre
If you have ever craved for a South Indian thali, this is the right place to try that out.
Location: R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
6) Andhra Bhavan
Make your Sunday lunch a special one by visiting this restaurant and eating their famous Chicken Biryani.
Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Tucked into a small corner of a residential area, the restaurant has dishes packed with flavour.
Location: Hazra, Kolkata.
8) The Chutney Co.
True to its name, the customers are served various types of chutney and then they are refilled as per preference!
Location: Dalhousie BBD Bagh, Kolkata.
9) Tamarind Take Away
Wide variety + Large portions = Happy Customers.
Location: Golf Green, Kolkata.
10) Prems Graama Bhojanam
A brilliant choice for health conscious people.
Location: Adyar, Chennai.
11) Southern Spice – Taj Coromandel
An amalgamation of traditional and modernity, this place will never disappoint you.
Location: Nungambakkam, Chennai.
Situated inside Sathyam Cinema Complex, have a delicious meal before/after watching a film and go back home very happy.
Location: Royapettah, Chennai.