Last Sunday, I happened to visit a South Indian style restaurant in Indira Nagar. The restaurant is known as South Indies present on 100 feet road Indira Nagar.
However, it was my second time in continuous weekends that I was visiting a South Indian restaurant for a full meal, the expectations were obviously nice as by this time, I have started to enjoy South Indian food finally after being in Bangalore for 4 years.
As it was already planned for us to be there for the lunch, we ended up in the restaurant on time, there was one little confusion about the time for which we had booked a table and that confusion made us wait for around 15 minutes, which surely did not look like professional when we had informed them well in advance and we were almost on time (max difference of 5 minutes).
However, they made us wait for 15 minutes and after that, we were finally on the table to enjoy another South Indian mean. The tradition of South Indies is welcoming the guests with a welcome drink.
South Indies pretty much satisfies the tag of being a pure veg restaurant. The atmosphere inside is pretty good for anyone and the restaurant is pretty spacious.
The concept of the restaurant is just like any other restaurant providing Buffet. You will be served starters and drinks, however, desserts and main course need to be grabbed.
Being a veg restaurant, I knew that there were not going to be too many choices for me, however, I had already made my mind to eat only veg that day and trying out veg with limited options was not going to be a problem for me. The starters included Podi Idli, Sweet and Sour Soup, Paddu, Vada and a few other dishes made of cabbage and capsicum (those things seemed tasty, but I do not remember their names 😛 )
The starters were pretty much good to give a feel of the south Indian cuisine and maintaining that veg label with themselves. Considering the fact that I do not eat pure veg many times, I pretty much enjoyed!
Right after the starters, we did proceed to the main course. Which has quiet a lot of choices to choose from. Being a North Indian, it is obvious that I will not know the names of most of those dishes, but still, every single of those dished looked beautiful and tasted awesome.
Some of the dishes which I can remember are Veg Biryani, Steamed Rice, Rasam, Mix Veg, Kerala Paratha, Uppam etc. Majority of the dishes are mainly cooked with coconut oil to give that traditional South Indian taste. The place has been recently shifted, so you can expect an added peaceful environment with not too many people around.
The interior seems different than the previous South Indies restaurant which was right there on the next road. The new South Indies is very much spacious with a choice to sit inside the hall or outside to enjoy open air. The live cooking counter give you an awesome feeling of pretty tasty Vegetarian South Indian food and the staff is very much responsive to make your money worth it.
After main course, it was the turn for us to try desserts. The fact, that there were not many choices in desserts section, did not create a problem because all 3 of us who were there at the restaurant loved the yellow Mango Rasgullas and the choco Delight pastries. The section was more occupied by various fruits to give a diet balance after eating a lot of stuff cooked in coconut oil. 😉
Overall, we were pretty satisfied with the food, service as well as the experience. If you are a Pure Veg guy, looking for some quality food in and around Indira Nagar, South Indies is a must try place!