If you have lived in Chandigarh for long, by now you’d know that this city is home to some of the most amazing South Indian food. Perhaps, that’s the reason why after chole bhature, idli sambhar is the preferred breakfast for Chandigarh peeps. It’s not only tasty, but also a wholesome morning meal that keeps your tummy full till noon.
If you are looking for some really good South Indian food in The City Beautiful, we’ve got you covered. Read on.
- Shree Ganesh South Indian
Move over golgappa and bhel puri, Chandigarh has more and more street food choices too. Even if you’re craving for good South Indian food, the city offers us some next level dahi vada, masala idli (Tuesday special), poha, appe, and of course upma by Shree Ganesh South Indian. Its amazing to see a roadside vendor of this cuisine to be so popular in a land of ‘butter chicken’. Located near Sub Post Office Sector 15–C, the food is served at rock bottom prices.
Cost For Two– Rs 100
- Sagar Ratna
There isn’t anyone who isn’t aware of Sagar Ratna. Located in two main markets of Chandigarh- Sector 17 and 35, this South Indian joint is always buzzing and mostly overcrowded. Early time you visit this place, be rest assured you’ll have to wait in a long queue. But it’s worth the wait. I specially would recommend their dahi vada. You won’t be able to share and resist going for it again and again. Everything on the menu from rasam vada, larger than life idlis to great variations of the humble dosa- are a must try.
Cost For Two– Rs 600
- Karthik Restaurant
They say good things come in small packages. This restaurant, although doesn’t have a very large sitting area, is proof of that. Located in Sector 47, it is one of the best eating joints in the city. Offering great variations of dosa and uttapam, this place is a must try. If it is the typical South Indian food that you look for and can overlook the ambience, this is the place you should visit. Reasonable prices and authentic South Indian food best define Karthik Restaurant. They also have their second branch in Sector 20, Panchkula.
Cost For Two– Rs 300
While most of the crowd ends up going to Sagar Ratna, you shouldn’t ignore Sundaram’s. They serve amazing South Indian food in its two outlets located in Sector 22 and 26. Their filter coffee and Mysore masala dosa is something you’ll have to miss at your own risk. Also, try their idli.
Cost For Two– Rs 500
- Indian Coffee House
It is as if the clock stops when you enter Indian Coffee House, Sector 17. Climb up the stairs, because this café is popular of the fact that it remains jam-packed at all times. For a moment, you wonder if it is closed. Then you spot them: two men sitting at far ends from each other. One of the most famous South Indian eatery franchise in the town, they serve authentic South Indian food. Located in Sector 14 and 36 as well, people love their pakoda, mutton dosa and hot coffee.
Cost For Two– Rs 200