Forget Begun Bhaja, Alu Posto, and Rasgulla. Relish steamy Idlis, Crisp dosas, and delicious rasam at these South Indian restaurants in Kolkata

Kolkata, the city of joy, houses Indian bazaars, Victorian monuments, Bengali gastronomies, and a rich, traditional culture that naturally distinguishes the place. To add to this are the restaurants that serve food from all over India, including Punjabi, Gujarati, Mughlai, North, and South Indian. So, if you ever happen to be in Kolkata or crave for some authentic food from Andhra, Kerala, or Tamil Nadu, find your way to the following restaurants that are guaranteed to offer lip-smacking delicacies.

Sola’s Kitchen, New Town

This takeaway place is the only restaurant in town offering authentic Andhra special cuisine. If you miss the taste of Hyderabadi biryani, then this eatery can be your go-to place. Besides this, you must also try their Ulavacharu Biryani, Avakai Biryani, Rogan Josh, Ragi Sangati, Andhra Chicken Curry, and Curd Rice. I assure you’ll be left impressed and longing for more.

Meal for two: Rs 350

Address: Action Area I, Newtown, New Town

Madras Restaurant, Chittaranjan Avenue

Madras restaurant is one of those eateries that serve up the most variety at a decent price. The menu is so broad that you are certain to get confused about what to try. From basic Idli, Vada, Dosa to Schezwan Dosa and Idli 65, there’s something for every taste bud. When at Madras, do try your hands on their Cauliflower Dosa, which is barely priced at Rs. 150, but delivers a distinct taste. And not to forget, the aroma of their Filter coffee will leave you feeling refreshed and energetic.

Meal for two: Rs 500

Address: 5/B, Chittaranjan Avenue, Opposite LIC Building, Chandni Chowk

Hotel Swagath, Hazra

This restaurant welcomes the finest dishes of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but with a touch of Bengal. Besides the South Indian food, their traditional beverages, too, are in high demand and often preferred by localities as well as tourists visiting the restaurant. Their Chicken stew with Appam, Bisi Bele Bhaat, Dosas, and South Indian Thali are all absolutely unparalleled. Amongst an array of drinks, their Rose Milk a must-try!

Meal for two: Rs 750

Address: 37, Hazra Rd, Garcha, Ballygunge


Ammini, Hazra

If Kerala’s taste is what you are missing out on, then Ammini will fulfil your cravings in Kolkata. Here, you can savour on authentic Malayali food, right from Appam, Malabari Parantha, Mutton Olathede, Potato stew, Ulli Chamandi, to Paniyarappams, Idiyappam, and Inji Puli. How can I forget mentioning their Kozhi roast Addai dosa and Malayali Buttermilk? A visit to this restaurant will take you on a delightful trip to Kerala.

Meal for two: Rs 500

Address: 22/1C, Deshapriya Park Rd, Dover Terrace, Kalighat

Banana Leaf, Lake Market

People love Banana Leaf for its ambience and of course, authentic South Indian serving. The food here is served on a banana leaf placed in a steel plate, as followed by South Indians. The food items at the restaurant that continue to win hearts of people in Kolkata include Curd Vada, Paper Cheese Dosa, Butter Rava Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, and Moglapudi Idli. For those looking for slightly heavier meals can enjoy their mini tiffins or mini-meals.

Meal for two: Rs 500

Address: 73 & 75, Rash Behari Avenue, Next to Rolex, Opposite Lake Mall, Manoharpukur, Kalighat

So, get drenched in the flavours of southern lands by heading to any of these South Indian restaurants in Kolkata!

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