A South Indian Food Gem In Pune

South Lagoon

Above dorabjee mall, Mhada Colony, Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India

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    What Makes It Awesome

    Recently I did a 3000KM road trip from Pune to Rameshwaram along the west coast, covering all major coastal cities, Madurai, Munnar, and Coorg. Throughout the road trip, the delicious and authentic food of the south along with beautiful roads kept my two wheels moving without any fatigue. When we hear the term "South Indian" food, the first thing that comes to our mind is just Idli and Dosa, but those who want to know what a beauty South Indian food must visit "South Lagoon". Having had the authentic food in the South, I was craving for it since long and finally, I could satiate it here. Starters: >> Mirapakaya Pakodi (Cut Mirchi Pakodi) Andhra chilies stuffed with roasted peanut, sesame seed, tamarind, and deep-fried. - The perfect starter for those who love it hot and spicy. A must try in Monsoon. >> Pachai Milagai Paal Katti Pirattal (A Chef Speciality Sauteed Cottage Cheese with homemade spices) - I love ghee roasted food. Though this Paneer dish wasn't exactly the ghee roast, its taste with spices was real south. I wish I could get those spices in grocery shops around here. >> Mutton Uppu Curry Varuval (Tamilnadu Style Mutton) Chettinad home style mutton cooked with shallots, garlic, and coriander. - I just tried a piece of it, loved the garlic flavored Chettinad gravy, Mid-Spicy and Aromatic. Mains: >>South Lagoon Grand Non-Vegetarian Thali - This was the highlight food of the day for us. This is just huge, consists of 2 Starters, Chicken and Mutton Preparations in Sambhar, Rassam, Yogurt, Rice, Parantha, Appam, Idiyappam & Dessert. Every single item in thali was as good as having it "a-la-carte". The Appam was spongy, Iddiappams were hot and fresh, Parantha was perfect. Highly recommend it. If you don't know what to eat here and just order it blindly for 2 to 3 people. >>Andhra Pepper Chicken (Andhra Black Pepper Chicken ) Chicken marinated in turmeric,ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and lemon juice cooked till crispy. - One of the finest Chicken preparation I had had in recent times. The Spicy and hot chicken gravy with a hint of lemon goes perfect with Parantha or Rice. Another "recommended highly" dish here. Desserts: >> Semiya Pasayam - Simple Pasayam preparation with semiya/vermicelli. Those who love kheer would love it, it was perfectly sweet and thick. >> Elaneer Pasayam (Tender Coconut Kernels in Cardamom Flavoured Coconut Milk) - Everything about this dessert is just coconutty. Full of sweet fresh coconut pieces and coconut milk. I was surprised to see a bit lower rating for this new place on Zomato, but most of them were due to "Slow Service". I believe it would improve with time, as this place is just a few weeks old. But you can rest assure about the food taste and quality. Also, all the chutneys on the side here are lip-smacking... I could just eat it as is.

    What Could Be Better

    Speed of service could be better.

    How Much Did It Cost

    ₹1000 - ₹3000

    Best To Go With

    Family, Big Group

    South Lagoon

    Above dorabjee mall, Mhada Colony, Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India

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