The Southern states of India are highly skilled when it comes to cooking up a multi-course and rich delight. Add to that some Kerala spices, seafood and veggies and you’ve got yourself a decadent Malabari feast. Dip your Malabari paratha into a plateful of yummy coconut-infused curry at these amazing restaurants.
The Toddy Shop
My Square, 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket, New Delhi-17 | 011 40521434
A cozy little place nestles in Hauz Khas Village, The Toddy Shop has on offer authentic food from Kerala. The menu prides itself with mouthwatering seafoods like Chemmeen Varthadu (deep fried marinated prawns), Meen Vevichathu (kingfish cooked with kokum) and Avial.
3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon-122001 | 0124 4948554; 0124 4665639
If you want to sink your teeth into one of Delhi’s best Malabari food then head straight over to Zambar. With a beautiful décor across all its outlets, the restaurant serves up a variety of delicious seafood items and stews coupled with mouthwatering biryanis and breads.
Restaurant Block, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi-17 | +91 9911462757
Lick some mind-blowing stew off your fingers as you dine here and be assured that no one’s going to judge. Mahabelly offers a number of dishes in a la carte in addition to their set thalis and lunch and dinner specials.
ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi-17 | 011 42661122
Pamper yourself with luxurious dining service and exemplary cuisines ranging from Andhra to Kerala at this fine-dining South Indian eatery. Do try their Dakshin Yera and Beans Paripu Usli.
14, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi-24 | 011 24330930
Dive into dishes loaded with traditional Malabar, Chettinad and coastal flavors. Known for its diverse seafood options, Swagath stands out for its Kolivada Prawns, Chicken Stew, Malabar Paratha and a number of other breads and curries.
H 2, Second Floor & Third Floor, Above Ogaan, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105045
Ditch the cutlery and dive into your plate on all two as you eat at the Coast Café. With a beautiful view of the village, the place serves up delicious delicacies from Kerala along with continental grubs.
Birdie Num Num
21, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon-12200 | 011 30806524
Take your palate on a culinary journey around Southern India at Birdie Num Num. The place boasts of a rich menu packed with Andhra, Maharashtrian, Goan and Malabari cuisines. Binge on Kerala-specials for a currylicious meal!
Shop 54-55, Bani Square, Sector 50, Gurgaon-122001 | 0124 4272650
The Gurgaon-based restaurant transports you straight to the backwaters with a menu that boasts of amazing grubs from Kerala. The spread includes the likes of Crab Soup, Pomfret Tawa Fry, and Kerala Mutton Fry.
The Spice Route – The Imperial
The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi-01 | 011 41116605
Known for its expansive Pan-Asian spread, The Spice Route transports you to a gastronomical cupola that is enriched with the culinary arts of Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and Thailand. The place gives you a delicious gastronomic tour across the kitchens of Kerala with Malabari cuisine that is plate-licking good.
37-A, Sarai Juliena, New Friends Colony, New Delhi | +91 9911678330; +91 7840808702
Situated in the bustling Sarai Juliena area of New Delhi, Hotel Malabar is a simple eatery that serves up excellent foods from Kerala. Complete with appam, stew and biryani, the menu totally makes up for the lack of a fancy ambiance at the restaurant.