A visit to Kaustubh was long due. Mom and Sis were in mood for South Indian food and since we were in GIP, Kaustubh was my default suggestion.
My family is pretty much tired of my penchant to try new places and experiment different cuisines, especially when they have to accompany me :P. Some of the experiences have been a total disaster, while some have been an experience to cherish entire life -So I was keeping my fingers crossed that Kaustubh wouldn’t disappoint them.
Kaustubh, though being a South Indian restaurant is not a typical Idli-Vada-Dosa place. Their USP is that they offer the best of cuisines from Andhra, Chettinad, Karanataka and more.
As usual I was in a mood to experiment so I decided to go for Palkatti Masala along with Parota and Appam. Sis opted for Chettinad Masala Dosa while mom went with Pondu (Garlic) dosa.
Palkatti Masala is a spicy Paneer gravy dish and amazing in taste – much better than any of the paneer dishes I have tried so far.The quantity was sufficient for two and had an abundance of Paneer in it. Parota was disappointingly small is size (and more so when it costed Rs 40 apiece). While Pondu dosa was good, Chettinad Masala Dosa was the best dish among the three. The masala stuffing was just superb – coupled with 3 varieties of chutneys the taste was unbeatable.
After all this our tummies were still craving for more so we decided to try out Fried Cocktail Idli (yet another experiment). The fried idlis were coated in thick gunpowder flavor and were served with Coconut chutney. The idlis were yummy in taste but it was hard to eat more than two pieces. By this time our tummies were also full.
The bill came around Rs 800 including taxes and was totally worth the money. Thanks to Kaustubh I can persuade my family to experiment yet again J