Category Archives: Southern Indian

Chettinadu Indian Cuisine

Chettinadu Indian Cuisine, web site, 15124 N. Frederick Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-251-8991 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp] Get the goat soup, the chettinadu naattukozhi varuval (chicken in a tamil dark sauce, a real knockout), … Continue reading

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Eating in Bangalore

Many of the useful MR reader recommendations here. I’ll recommend the Muslim food stalls along Cockburn Road, especially during Ramadan. First-rate for haleem is Hotel Fanoos (the attached restaurant) in Richmondtown, near the Hosur Water Tank. The Chinese restaurant in … Continue reading

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Why does South Indian food taste better when you eat it with your fingers?

I can think of three reasons. First, there is a placebo effect. For the Westerner/outsider, eating with your fingers seems exotic. For (many, not all) South Asians, eating with your fingers brings back memories of family and comfort foods. Second, … Continue reading

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Karaikudi Restaurant

Karaikudi Restaurant, web site, 13949 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-7755, off of Rt. 50 just before Rt. 28 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp] CLOSED – See Bawarchi Top-notch Tamil Nadu/ Chettinad Indian food, … Continue reading

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Curry Mantra

Curry Mantra, web site, 9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, 703-218-8128. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | zabihah | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Most of the food here is north Indian, and … Continue reading

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Saravana Palace

Saravana Palace, web site, 11725 Lee Highway, #A15, Fairfax, VA, 703-218-4182, one light west of Fairfax Wegman’s, turn into the strip mall, directions on web site (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | MenuPages | Happy Cow … Continue reading

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Mehak – Closed

Mehak, web site, 7716 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 703-573-8076 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Falls Church News-Press | WaPo | City Paper | food-plan | Yelp], also a DC location: 817 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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Amma Vegetarian Kitchen

Amma Vegetarian Kitchen, web site, 344-A Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA, 703-938-5328, Chain Bridge Road, just across from Outback Steakhouse (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | City Paper | food-plan | openlist | Yelp] Also in … Continue reading

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Saran Foods

Saran Foods, 5151 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, 703-533-3600 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [City Paper | Yelp] Very cheap south Indian food, larger than usual selection of dosas. A hole in the wall, but worth a visit. … Continue reading

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Sangam

Sangam, web site, 1211 N. Glebe Road, at Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 703-524-2728 (in the Comfort Inn Ballston) (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | City Paper | openlist] Above-average Indian, though more costly than many. Has … Continue reading

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