How can we ever afford to say no to crispy, steaming hot dosas roasted in butter, piping-hot sambhar or those idlis? South Indian food has always been a culinary delight to me, even though I grew up in Delhi. As Delhi is more popularly known for it’s Punjabi and Mughlai fare. Going beyond, there are so many restaurants in Delhi which offer South Indian cuisine. From own driven standalone to canteen style eateries, here’s everything you crave for.
All in all, South Indian cuisine is considered as the mega-exhibition of various cultures of food and is full of variety as every dish is prepared in its own way. If you live in the northern part of the country especially Delhi and love south Indian food then you might be missing some exquisite flavors. Though there is good news, in Delhi there are many places which serve the best south Indian food, from the never-ending list of dosas to a lip-smacking plateful of idiyappam. Some of them are the obvious choices for the list while some of them are well- known. Each one of them is special in its own way and it’s high time to take your family and friends at these South Indian restaurants in Delhi for an unforgettable experience.
ANDHRA BHAWAN CANTEEN
The Andhra Bhawan canteen is a place to try crazy south Indian food mainly non-veg without burning a hole in your pocket. Sometimes you might face a huge queue of people waiting because their spicy and hot biriyanis make it all worth.
Must have: Hyderabadi Biriyani, Mutton fry, Chicken fry, Andhra Thali, Chicken curry.
Andhra Bhawan Canteen Address: Building No. 1, Ashoka Road, Delhi – 110001, Near India Gate
With six different operational chains across the city, this restaurant has everything you’re looking for and delights you with its wide range of dosas.
Must have: Naivedyam maharaja thali, Appam Kurma, Masala Dosa.
Naivedyam Address: No. 1, Ground Floor | Near Cloud Showroom, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110002
Nothing beats the people’s love for Sarvana Bhavan. New restaurants may come and go but this one is creating history and being an all-time favourite.
Must have: Butter roast masala dosa, filter coffee, coconut Rava masala dosa, Rasam papad.
Hotel Saravana Bhavan Address: 50, Janpath, Delhi – 110001, Near Palika Bazaar
The food served here is hygienic with a soothing and comfy ambiance. Sagar Ratna is also a chain of restaurants famous for their authenticity. In short, this place never fails to amaze you.
Must try: Mysore masala dosa, dahi vada, Butter masala dosa.
Sagar Ratna Address: K-15, Connaught Place, New Delhi