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India 2011 – Delhi – Saravana Bhavan

July 12, 2011

(Part of my ongoing India travelogue… if you want to start from the beginning – check out this post: India 2011)

Of course in between all our sightseeing, we had to eat!

Our first stop was at restaurant Saravana Bhavan opposite the Janpath Markets.


Inside. I dig the pink decor.

Saravana Bhavan is an immensely popular chain of restaurants which specialises in vegetarian Southern Indian cuisine.

Especially flippin gigantic dosaaaaaaaaa!!!

Gigantic Dosa

My mum looking inside the dosa

In case you are curious too. Here is the money shot

The dosa we ordered was masala potato – inside the ginorrrrmous rice flour pancake is a dollop of fried mashed potato mixed with onion and spices. To eat it, you rip off chunks (with your right hand!!) and dip it in the various sauces on offer. These included a little dish of sambar (vegetable stew), a coconut chutney (which was so delicious and sweet), and a coriander yoghurt.

Along with the dosa, we ordered some parottas. Compared to the crispy dosa, these were layered and flaky – and I found them quite similar to roti!


We were almost done with our breakfast when we saw an absolute beauty being served up at the table next to us. So of course we hailed down the waiter and ordered “what they’re having”


Sooo pretty. The appam is made out of rice batter – with a small amount of coconut milk which makes it a tiny bit sweet.

It was a great start to our India trip!

Saravana Bhavan
46, Janpath, New Delhi – 110 001.
Ph: 011 – 2331 7755. 2331 6060

(PS! I just found out there’s a Saravana Bhavan outlet in Croydon!! Score!)

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2011 9:43 am

    your india trip looks amazing 🙂

    • July 25, 2011 10:30 pm

      Ahh it was really incredible 🙂 I really want to go back!

  2. July 17, 2011 5:22 pm

    Oh man! You have me craving dosas now! Glad to see you are having so much fun. Amazing pictures!

    • July 25, 2011 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much Sneh! I want some dosas now too haha

  3. July 18, 2011 11:13 am

    oh wow!!! yum!! I now crave indian!! love your pics!

  4. July 19, 2011 4:40 pm

    Love all your India trip pics! I’ve always wanted to go but not game enough haha

  5. July 23, 2011 9:17 am

    WOW!!! The food looks amazing!

    I love all the brightly coloured sari’s, what a great holiday and food adventure 🙂

  6. August 30, 2011 12:46 am

    Seems u had a great time here. I tried this place few days back too and opted for the Fixed Thali (dint find this Gigantic Dosa anywhere on the menu 😦 ). But its on my To Do list now. Thanks for this post 🙂


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