5 Kerala Restaurants To Try If You Want To Eat Like A True Blue Mallu
Kerala – God’s own country. The beautiful lagoons, coconut trees and some stellar food. And while we all would love to just pack our bags and spend a month or 12 there, it isn’t really possible. But what many don’t know is that there are a lot of places tucked away in Delhi where you can taste the unique and delicious food of Kerala. Here is our list of 5 Kerala restaurants in Delhi to try. And don’t forget your mundu.
Mahabelly is the hottest restaurant in Delhi serving cuisines from Kerala. It has brought malabari cuisine to a slightly more mainstream audience with its outlets in Saket and Gurgaon. The ambience and food are perfect and they provide an authentic Kerala experience for those looking to take a dive into mallu food. While there, a must try is the Prawn Mango Curry, which is a signature dish from the malabar region.
Head to Mahabelly, MA-A05, Ground Floor, Restaurant Block, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 33105537
Pay INR 1200 for two people (approx)
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2. Kerala Hotel
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While Mahabelly might be the most hip restaurant in Delhi serving fare from Kerala, most people have heard of Kerala Hotel in INA market. It’s a famous hole-in-the-wall eatery in the bustling INA market that has been serving mallu food for years now. If you’re expecting some swanky restaurant with wooden floors and marble walls, this place is not for you. But the food is absolutely to die for. Their mutton fry and chicken roast are especially delicious. And plus, it’s easy on the pocket!
Head to Kerala Hotel, 211-A, Mohan Singh Market, INA Market, New Delhi
Say hello at +91 9810549978
Pay INR 400 for two people (approx)
3. Coast Cafe
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The point of Kerala is to be able to watch the sun set over the sea and listen to waves while you bite into your appam. And Coast Cafe comes closest to making this dream happen in Delhi with its fantastic decor and great mallu food. The place just feels so light that you’ll be transported to the malabar coast in an instant. And while you’re there, you should definitely try the Malabari Cokum Fish Curry with a blend of the tangy kokum and coconut milk.
Head to Coast Cafe, H-2, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 41601717
Pay INR 1400 for two people (approx)
When you go here, go to battle. Like the guy in Bahubali or whatever. Samridhi is the canteen of Kerala house and if you have been to any famous state canteen you know what you’re getting yourself into. Delicious food, long lines and crowded areas. Your server will be taking 15 orders and roaming about like a fly on a holiday. But it’s all worth it. The canteen is open for lunch and dinner and you should reach early to get a seat. Try the fish fry and meat fry.
Head to Samridhi, Kerala House, 3 Jantar Mantar Road, Janpath, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 30411411
Pay INR 350 for two people (approx)
5. Hotel Malabar
A bit of a hidden gem in New Friends Colony, this place serves some awesome mallu food for cheap. They don’t have the widest of menus and even a section of that has been colonised by kadhai paneer! But no worries, their kerala food is top notch and it’ll keep you coming back again and again. Dishes worth trying here are the Mutton Fry and Surmai Fry.
Head to Hotel Malabar, 37-A, Sarai Juliena, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Say hello at +91 9911678330
Pay INR 400 for two people (approx)
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