South Indian food is mostly considered as comfort food. People prefer it to have during breakfast, but trust me; it can be devoured at any point of the day. Have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as mid evening snack.
Above photo for sample purpose only. Not from eateries mentioned below.
In Mumbai, if you want to find place that serve the best south Indian dishes, head straight to Matunga, a suburb on Central Railway. You have tons, literally tons of options for having those awesome idlis, dosas, chutneys and sambhar. No wonder, we have as many as 4 places from Matunga in list below
So which are the places to look out for? Here are a few that you shouldn’t miss it all!
1. Hotel RamAshray Matunga: I think people get up early on a Sunday just come here for breakfast. This iconic place serves variety of south Indian delicacies, not to mention the awesome Mysore Masala dosa. The place can be short on space most of the times, but they make it up in food.
2. Cafe Madras, Matunga: One of the most legendary places in Mumbai to try out south Indian food. This place is packed to the core, almost every time. You can imagine its popularity, when people are ready to wait an hour just to have food here.
3. Dakshinayan, Juhu: A little fine dine feel in this restaurant that serves amazing dosas made from ragi. While most of the south Indian joints would cost you around 200-300 per meal, this can go upto 600-800 per meal, but it’s definitely worth it.
4. Narayan Dosa, Grant Road: Living in south Bombay, then this is the place to go for your dosa cravings. While the chutney is a little bit spicy, the dosas are crisp and buttery.
5. Udipi Idli House, Matunga: Fan of idlis? Then this is the place to be. Try from simple to exotic type of idlis all under 200 for a meal. Kanchipuran idli.. sounds different, no? Give it a try!
6. Mani’s Lunch Home, Matunga: Despite its small size, this place has won many awards for its food. Loved by foodies for its upma, you should also give their Mysore dosa a try.
Go out and get your dose of garama garam dosa with filter coffee!
This blog is written by Divya Kamra. She was born and brought up in Indore, so naturally she has always been a foodie. She is always on a "SEE" food diet and regularly writes food reviews. Having lived in Indore, Mumbai, Pune and Canberra, she has experienced a lot of cuisines. However Mumbai has been the place that has made Divya the happiest person as far as food is concerned.
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