Not being a South Indian food fan, but after a lot of recommendations and a lot of reviews about Savya Rasa , I finally decided to give a try to this with my Kannad roommate. Savya Rasa has been the talk of town and one of the highest rated restaurants in Pune and I couldnt be more intrigued. Savya Rasa stands to amalgamate seven regions from South India.
We decided to use the dineout Great Indian Restaurant discount offer and made a reservation for this place through the app. Walking into Savya rasa was walking into a South Indian home with simplistic traditional interiors. This restaurant does not just offer you South Indian but indeed celebrates it with a menu chosen from the local culinary regions of South India . The staff is extremely meticulous and immediately helped us choose our dishes based on the choices made by Yashodhara on her previous dining experience. The staff makes you feel extremely welcomed and the serene ambiance makes you feel the warmth this place offers.
When one thinks of South Indian food, the first thing in your mind is Idli and dosas. But an experience at this place will prove you wrong by giving you an insight to the South Indian food with a huge variety in both Vegetarian as well as Non Vegetarian dishes.
- Rassam and Papad Served complimentary the Rassam has a tangy tomato flavour which is complimented by the Papad which immediately adjusts your palate for the various other courses.
2. Pallipalayam Kozhi bursts with flavours in your mouth. Served as a starter this makes a great combination with your drinks. Prepared in the South Indian masala with evident taste of coconut and turmeric , this is a well cooked Chicken dish .
Price : 379/–
3. Mini Meen Pollichathu This Nasrani starter dish is rolled and grilled in banana leaves. This dish immediately travels you to sitting in the coastal areas and digging on fish. This dish is recommended to those who enjoy a well marinated fish in tangy flavours.
Price : 599/-
4. Etti Gassi The highlight of the evening this was the most creamiest and delicious Prawn curry that I have had. The same is offered in Chicken as Kori Gassi and the Batata Pathanja Gassi for the vegetarians. We could not stop ourselves from relishing this curry served with the fluffiest appams and neer dosa. Neer dosa is made from a rice batter and hails from the land of tulus.
Price : 479/-
Appam and Neer Dosa – 169/-
5. Kavuni Arisi Halwa and Godhi Huggi South Indian desserts may not look too tempting and are quite different. Usually made from jaggery, coconut milk and rice the south indian desserts are different from the usual modern desserts that we have. The desserts are well balanced and the Godhi Huggi is a must try.
Price : 239/- each
Overall our experience at Savya Rasa was extremely pleasant. This place could be a dig in the pocket but if you are looking for an extremely fine dining experience with a different touch, Savya Rasa definitely tops the list of recommendations. A South Indian lover will definitely visit this place more but those who do not enjoy South Indian food, this restaurant might just change your opinion about it.
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Location : Near Starbucks at Koregaon Park