Craving Food From 5 South Indian States? You'll Love This Malgudi-Inspired Restaurant!

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Serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, Malgudi at The Savera Hotel specialises in food from all the five Southern States; Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. And they serve alcohol too!

Down South

Inspired by the fictitious village from the novel Malgudi Days by R K Narayan, the restaurant Malgudi has been revamped in recent years. With recipes that have evolved over centuries and perfected with time, there is a carefully chosen menu at Malgudi. Consisting of 10 dishes from each state, there are 5 vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes available.

For those of us who love our Southern delicacies, this place sure is a treat for the palate. You are welcomed with appalams and varieties of chutneys. For starters, you could try the Nandu Rasam {a crab meat soup} and Pandiyanaatu Kozhi Kola, which is a deep fried version of minced chicken dumplings. Vegetarians should try the Kara idli, which is a spicier version of our traditional breakfast favourite.

If you’d like a pint of beer with your starters or biryani, Malgudi serves alcohol too!

The Best Of All Worlds

Although spoiled for choice, if you could decide on what cuisine you’d like to experiment with, picking your mains wouldn’t be that difficult. For some Kerala food, order the Appam with the Ullitheyal, which is a gravy flavoured with coconuts and shallots. If you’d like spicy food, have a look at the options from the Andhra and Tamil Nadu menus while a thali for lunch is very popular at Malgudi too. The dessert options include Elaneer Payasam, a traditional Halwa from Tirunelveli or some Qubani Kameetha from Hyderabad. The portions are very generous so go ahead and order a combination of cuisines and share away!

With a largely traditional-style ambience, there is also a fortune teller/magician seated at the entrance. The walls are splattered with artwork from the R K Narayan novels which is fascinating to look at and honestly, the ambience couldn’t be more South Indian! We love!