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11 Chutnilicious South Indian Restaurants That Serve The Most Flavoursome Grub You've Had

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Dilli Glutton 25 June 2018

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If crispy dosas and a pool of sambhar is what you dream about, then we have what your heart needs - a dose of South Indian cuisine. Trucks full of flavours from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala & Karnataka, presented to us on a banana leaf or a thali is what we all crave for, so check out our curated list of the best South Indian restaurants in Delhi and get sambhar-ing!

1. Dakshin, Sheraton Hotel

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If elegance is what you prefer, then this place is just for you! With subtle decorations and soothing lighting, this place serves the traditional flavours of South India. 
Once there, you should surely dig into their Dakshin Yera, which is a dish of prawns marinated in ginger, garlic & chilli and Erachi Ishtoo, which is essentially a lamb curry. Happy gorging! 

Where | Dakshin - Sheraton Hotel, District Centre, Saket
Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Call Them | +91 1142 661 203
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Sheraton-Hotel-106673499398993/

2. Carnatic Cafe

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Picture Credits: Varun Batra

A bright, well-lit, cheerful dine-in place made of wood and bricks, this place gives off strong homely vibes. These folks are known for offering super yummy home-like food, best served in the form of Rava Idli, Kosambri Sambar and Raagti Roti. Oh and don’t miss out on their filter coffee!

Where | Carnatic Cafe - New Friends Colony, GK II & Sector 15, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 1141 008 630
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Carnatic-Cafe-143571615773081/

3. Saravana Bhavan

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Having been there for the longest time, this one’s been serving authentic South Indian cuisine for generations now. With their sensational list of idlis and upmas, you are in for a lip-smacking journey. Their Butter Roast Masala Dosa is to die for, plus, Also, they serve unlimited chutney and sambhar! So, come on over and gobble away!

Where | Saravana Bhawan - P - 13, Connaught Circus, Block P, CP
Meal For Two | Rs 300
Call Them | +91 1123 347 755
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Saravana-Bhavan-121674694555805/

4. Zambar

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This one’s another addition to our list of ‘home-style cooked food’ South Indian restaurants. Wonder Chef Arun Kumar makes sure that each of us leaves licking our fingers, for the food is so delicious. Their Andhra Tomato Pappu Dal & Mutton Sukka are our faves, something we know you’ll love too!

Where | Zambar - Ambience & Vasant Kunj
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them |  +91 11 3958 9594
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Zambar-2129992390554216/ 

5. Naivedyam

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If you love the city buzz, because too-quiet places are just boring, then this one’s surely your kinda place. With a trillion number of options to choose from, we would call Udupi Masala Dosai & Naivedyam Maharaja Thali our favourites. Come stop by for a hearty South Indian meal!

Where | Naivedyam - HKV, Sushant Lok, Kalkaji & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 11 2653 6045
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/naivedyamfoods/

6. Mahabelly

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We can’t stop gushing about this one. They offer a super fun ambience along with their amazing food. Their scrumptious Appam & sizzling Kothu Parantha will get you drooling, and once you’ve got yourself a taste of what they serve, you’ll be so coming back for more, over and over again!

Where | Mahabelly - DLF Place, Saket & DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Call Them | +91 9017 906 907
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/mahabelly/

7. Andhra Pradesh Bhawan Canteen

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Once you enter this place, DON’T get scared by the lightening speed with which servers will put food in front of you and the frequent walk-ins, this one’s pretty much one of the best places in Delhi for GOOD South Indian. Their South Indian Unlimited Thali with Mutton Fry on the side & Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani are worth a try!

Where | Andhra Pradesh Bhawan Canteen - 1, Feroze Shah Road
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 11 2338 2031
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/AndhraBhavanCanteen/

8. Swagath

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Apart from a delicious list of South Indian dishes, you can also try some North Indian flavours in here. With super gracious and friendly staff, they do a great job at whipping up flavoursome Chicken Malabari and Kadi Patta Prawns. Make sure to try these yummies out when you land up here!

Where | GK II, Defence Colony, Noida & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them | +91 11 4076 9900
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/swagathdefence/

9. Karnataka Food Centre

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This place is known for its dosas and idlis that ooze flavours and are always freshly cooked. Once you drop by here, do sample their crispy Paneer Masala Dosa & mouth watering Uttapam Platter. They also offer this super yum South Indian Fixed Meal Thali that is loaded with puri, rice, sambar, rasam, dry vegetables, papad and more!

Where | Karnataka Food Centre - Ground Floor, Delhi Karnataka Sangh Building, R K Puram
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 11 6526 0024

10. Sagar Ratna

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Been in the business for ages, Sagar Ratna is synonymous with everything South Indian! If you are planning to take your family out to dinner this weekend, this one will surely give you the homely atmosphere that you are looking for. Their crispy Onion Rawa Masala Dosa and Daal Vadas are our fave picks!

Where | Sagar Ratna - CP, Defense Colony, Noida & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 700
Call Them | +91 11 2341 2470
Check Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/sagarratnaindia/

11. Juggernaut

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With gorgeous interiors and authentic South Indian flavours, this one’s our personal favourite. The moment you step in, you’ll be greeted with a tilak, followed by a walk that’ll lead you to the dining hall that’s adorned with beautiful hand-painted walls! Once you’re seated, order their Podi Ghee Roast Dosa which has a delicious taste of gunpowder and ghee. For all you sweet lovers, their Coconut Barfi will serve as a great ending to your meal. 

Where | Juggernaut - HS-16, Second Floor, Kailash Colony Market 
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 11 4131 9991     
Here’s Their Website | http://www.juggernaut.online/

So, looks like we’ve arranged a date for you with South Indian cuisine this weekend!

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