The Sree Nandhana Palace on the Inner Ring Road, Domlur is a group of restaurants that offer cuisine from the Dakshin as well as delicious food from North India. With 4 restaurants on 4 separate floors in the Sree Nandhana Palace building, there is great food as well as tipple making this place ideal for not just the hungry customer, but also the thirsty one. Nadhana palace has “Dhakshini”, “Darbar”, “Mercure”, and “Summit.”
DHAKSHINI- Flavours of South
The first floor is Dhakshini, which bring “Flavours from the South” , has an a-la-carte menu of Andhra, Chettinad, Kerala and of course Karnataka’s delectable and choice dishes. We started the meal with a Allam Nimmakaya Rasam which was a delicious tangy soup, a rayalasheema specialty that had the perfect zing of tamarind and lime. This was to be a very flavourful aperitif to the beginning of a fine meal. We were then served Chettinadu Yera that was cooked in authentic Chettinadu spices. The taste of coconut blended with roasted peppercorns hint of flavoruful roasted curry leaves gave just the right flavour to make you savor each bite. The Chefs recommendation was the Mamsam Vepudu which is a mutton preparation, served with your selection of appam, or dosa. This was followed by a traditional Mangalorean Kodi Gassi which we savoured with appams.
Following this we tried the Hyderabad Dum Biriyani another Sree Nadhana Palace specialty, which was again very flavourful with a rich aroma. Though we were quite satiated by the time we were done with the biriyani, , but the pleasant management and staff strongly recommended we “must try”, the rice with lots of ghee along with the in-house specialty Dal and Rasam, which we spiced up with the gun powder Milaga podi, which is a garlic and Urad Dal spiced dry chutney and the ubiquitous Gongura chutney which was prepared to perfection.
Dhakshini has been able to sustain the old recipes along with adding a signature style to other traditional recipes. The Chefs have really been able to offer an authentic, traditional spread that keeps with the specific flavours.
And average meal for 2 at the Dakshini would cost you about Rs. 300/-