While there are many places in town that serve South Indian dishes, not many offer South Indian thalis. Team LBB went out and about to hunt for some awesome Keralian and Andhra thalis and here's what we found.
#LBBPicks: 5 Soul-Satisfying South Indian Thalis Starting At INR 160
Chopsticks Spice Malabar
Chopsticks Spice Malabar at Viman Nagar is known for its authentic Keralian fare at a budget-friendly price. Ranging between INR 160 and INR 230, their special thalis come in five variations - veg, chicken, fish, prawns and mutton. Served on traditional banana leaf, we highly recommend you try the veg meal comprising spicy rasam, pappadams, rice, avial, payasam and more.
Located at Kothrud, Iddos is for every homesick South Indian looking for a wholesome meal. Priced at INR 250, head to Iddos for their special lunch thali, between 11.30 am and 3.00 pm. It has everything from kal dosa to flavoured rice, sambar, rasam, kootu, kozhambu, appalam, pickle, curd, milakai and sweet.
Apart from making your own idlis, dosas and parothas, Dravidas Bistro at Viman Nagar is also known for its four kinds of thalis - super South Indian thali, Dravidas thali, healthy thali and saapadu. Served on a banana leaf, we recommend you try the Dravidas thali that comes with tomato rice, tumbida badanekkai, potato roast, rasam, appam, appalam and pickle.
Ancient Andhra at Hinjewadi is great for tummy-filling, soul-satisfying Andhra thali for just INR 249. Their food freak thali comprises pulav, bajji, pulka, rice, rasam, sambar, pachi pulusu, majjiga charu, badam milk, curd, ulavacharu, two gravies and paan.
Malabar Xpress at Salunkhe Vihar has our heart for very many reasons. For starters we absolutely love their Sunday special 12-course Keralian sadhya and their South Indian buff thali for INR 250. Secondly, they are open till 3.00 am everyday. Now, that's pretty cool.