Indulge in a traditional Ugadi meal, minus the effort, with a rich selection of dishes from the Deccan plateau.
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal
Kickstart your year with our selection of lavish vegetarian spreads put together by some of the city’s best known chefs
The special lunch put together by
masterchef George Jayasurya and his team will feature a host of Ugadi staples like majjige, masaru vada, kadle gojju, obbattu, tarkari saaru, and aloogadde palya. Indulge your sweet tooth with desserts like badami haalu and hesarubele payasa.
Rs. 1,400++. At Golf Course Road. Details: 41401205
Savour the taste of the south at this cosy restaurant that has on the menu, a host of traditional delicacies like carrot soup, munakkayya pulusu, sambar, vada kurma and valakkai varuval. The live counters feature classics like thair vadai, podi idly, grilled corn, and soya dosa rolls. For dessert, choose from paruppu payasam, elaneer payasam and corn flour halwa mousse.
Rs. 1,000 for two. At Koramangala. Details: 30412940
For a vast selection of dosas,head to this Koramangala restaurant. Choose from favourites like rava masala, onion rava, paper and ghee roast. Wash it down with a chilled masala or cucumber flavoured buttermilk and finish with the payasam of the day or steamed banana with honey. Other specials include snacks like ela ada and vazhapoo
Rs. 400 for two. At 100 Feet Road. Details: 25634430
Offering a peek into the culinary traditions of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Rasa’s special lunch and dinner menu will feature delicacies like obbatu, ambode, kosambari, majjige huli, thovve, sambar, rasam, palya, mango pachadi, raw mango rice and aval payasam, apart from the traditional bevvu bella.
Rs. 500+. At CMH Road, Indiranagar. Details: 41518237
Sample a specially conceptualised lunch buffet focusing on Karnataka at this popular restaurant. Bringing out the local flavour of the state, their selection of scrumptious treats include puliogare, holige, poli, pachadi, masala vada and onion pakoda.
Rs. 599++. At Koramangala. Details: 45121212
Head here for a variety of traditional favourites, showcasing the best of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Their range of dishes include keerai vadai, batata malligae, pesarapappu saaru, kaya kooralu charu, neer dosa, elaneeru payasam, obbattu and hayagriva maddi.
Rs. 800 for two. At Infantry Road. Details: 30412940
This popular South Indian spot has an authentic spread of local delights crafted by chef Naren Thimmaiah. It will include the all important bevvu bella and favourites like kaalu usli, southekai pachadi, ananas saasive, gatti saaru, dal thovve, kadlebele payasa and much more.
At Residency Road. Rs. 1,200. Details: 66604545