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    A new restaurant at the revamped airport terminal focuses on the flavours of South India

    Malgudi Tiffin Centre – an Indian restaurant at the new airport terminal, serving delicacies from different parts of South India, is all set to open next week. Located on the second floor, the waitstaff are dressed in a South Indian attire of dhoti-kurtas and saris to complement the interiors of traditional pillars and custom-made accessories.

    On the plate
    We started off with pepper rasam – infused with tamarind, majiga – a pink version of jaljeera and kariveppila erra (fresh prawns in a spicy marinade, smothered in curry leaves), kané rava fry – lady fish coated with semolina and deep-fried, a bit difficult for a non fish eater to handle with the fine bones, and chicken ghee roast – slow-cooked in beydge chilli paste and ghee which was a bit bland. We really loved the main course — Alleppy fish curry with raw mango, the gangoora kodi – chicken cooked in sorrel leaves which surprisingly reminded me of a similar dish in Darjeeling, and Tanjore mutton chops – tender lamb braised with Chettinad spices that was definitely the star of the show. You could probably finish with palada payasam – a kheer made with rice dumplings or the caramelised coconut custard.

    Malgudi Tiffin Centre is pocket friendly with tasty food and quick service. The portions are designed in such a way that you can enjoy different combinations served in special dabbas or thalis. Rs350 upwards. At KIA, Devanahalli. Details: 66784444

    —Avinash Kumai

     

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