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South Indian Food in Delhi: Malgudi Restaurant, Rajouri Garden

In recent past I have been hearing about the South Indian restaurants coming up in Delhi. That’s a good sign for people like me who don’t want to change their food habits even after spending few years in Delhi. I couldn’t visit this restaurant when I went to Rajouri garden a few weeks ago.

Today, I had to visit a friend in Rajouri Garden to get a missing accessory for my tripod. So, I assured myself to visit the restaurant for sure.

Took a metro from Qutub Minar and changed blue line at Rajiv Chowk and reached Rajouri Garden metro station around 4 PM. After finishing the work, I went to Malgudi Restaurant. It is hardly 150mtrs from Rajouri Garden Metro Station. Just before the Malgudi, there was Pind Balluchi as well, another favorite restaurant of mine. A thought went through my mind to visit Pind Balluchi instead of Malgudi, as I prefer non-veg. But then made up my mind and entered Malgudi.

When you enter through the glass door, you will be welcomed by a South Indian temple Gopuram on your left. They have two dining areas, ground and first floor. Ground floor seemed to be little congested, but it will be felt only when you have so much crowd. Seating was quite comfortable and the lighting was pleasant.

But the interiors were the ones which I loved the most. All sides are filled with the pencil sketches of Malgudi. I haven’t seen them all but it looked quite beautiful.

Ahhh..! Let’s now come to the main part. The menu looked quite exhaustive with so many varieties. I was astonished by the variety of Idlis they had, 23 in all. I have seen several varieties in Dosa/Uttapam but not in Idly. But the price seemed to be on the higher side. So, I first ordered ‘Kerala Parotta with Korma’ and the taste was good. Coconut was extensively used in the korma. Then, I ordered ‘Chef Special Dakshin Masala Idly’. I had never heard of this variety. As expected, it was different with excellent taste. In this dish also, coconut was extensively used along with garlic and green chilly. The sides Sambar, Pudhina chutney, Coconut chutney tasted very good. It was overall an excellent food experience. Total bill amount came to Rs. 221/-, little expensive though.

Quick Bites:

Located in: West Delhi
Nearest Metro: Rajouri Garden
Restaurant Type: Pure Vegetarian
Cuisine: South Indian (Chetttinadu, Kerala, Tamilnadu)
Meal for 2: Rs. 500/-
My Rating: 9/10
My Favorite Dish: Chef Special Dakshin Masala Idly

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