Explore South India In Kolkata With These 7 Places


Rice, spice & everything nice! That’s all you need to define the beauty of South Indian cuisine.

Foodies of Kolkata, are your taste buds tingling with anticipation to try something new? Here’s some insider scoop on the best South Indian places in your city (in no particular order) & the popular dishes for you to try!

1. Udipi Home, Deshapriya Park

This quaint, pocket-friendly place is a piece of South India in the East. One of the oldest South Indian serving restaurants, Udipi Home lives up to its name of being the home away from home of South Indian cuisine.

A must-try dish from Udipi Home… their Mysore butter masala dosa!

2. Madras Restaurant, Hatibagan

If you’re a South Indian, the food from Madras Restaurant will hit you like a wave of nostalgia. If not, well, experience South Indian fare the way it was intended, with some filter coffee on the side.

A must-try dish from Madras Restaurant… their Uttapam.

3. Banana Leaf, Salt Lake

Before pizza became mainstream in India, there was the humble ol’ Masala Dosa. Masala Dosa is India’s answer to most Continental food from pancakes and crepes to pizza itself. And that’s precisely what you should try at Banana Leaf!

A must-try dish from Banana Leaf… their Cheese Masala Dosa.

4. Hotel Swagath, Hazra Road

Here’s a fun fact for you – the staple dish of South Indian cuisine is rice. How to be a true-blue South Indian? Have Idli, a rice cake, for breakfast. And Hotel Swagath is your best choice for the perfect South Indian breakfast.

A must-try dish from Hotel Swagath… the classic combo of Idli & Sambar.

5. Garden Cafe Express, Gariahat

Want a South Indian quick-fix to soothe yourself? Look no further than Garden Cafe Express. Apart from the regular South Indian fare, they also serve delightful little pizzas & Finger Fried Idli, the Indian version of French fries.

A must-try dish from Garden Cafe Express… their mixed Finger Fried Idli.

6. Tamarind, Deshapriya Park

While South Indian cuisine is a vegetarian’s delight, you’d be sorely mistaken if you underestimate their heavenly offerings for non-vegetarians. Tamarind serves both veggies and non-veggies, and offers some lip-smacking meals that define South India to a T.

A must-try dish from Tamarind… their Coorgi Chicken Fry.

7. Kurry Patta, Theatre Road

Kurry Patta is a delightful South Indian place in the heart of Kolkata. Why delightful, you ask? Because it serves up dishes like Idli Finger Chips, Chilli Onion Tomato Uttapam & Ring Idli, among others! Who knew South Indian cuisine was so much fun to experiment with?

A must-try dish from Kurry Patta… their Gunpowder Masala Dosa (yes, it’s totally edible!)

There’s nothing more vibrant than the delicacies offered by South Indian cuisine. Explore these & more South Indian gems from restaurants near you on the Swiggy app & make it a spicy affair to remember!

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