If you are a pure vegetarian and love the south indian sattvic food then there is definitely a reason for you to smile. Madhuban brings the best of the sattvic specialties straight from the southern india. Located at the second floor in the crosspoint mall in DLF phase 4, This place can be easily spotted. The place is being managed by a 62 year old lady who has spent almost her whole life cooking the onion and garlic free andhra food. I have decided to order from this place on an evening and thought of trying their sattvic food (which is without onion and garlic).
The delivery was prompt and the food was neatly packed. Let’s review few of their specialties from the menu.
◆ Podi Idly: The typical south indian idly topped with the gunpowder and the ghee,served along with sambhar and coconut chutney was fantastic. The flavor was mind blowing and I cherished every bite of it.
◆ Bisi Bela Bath: Hot lentil rice cooked with the toor dal, vegetables and the special south indian spice powder was superb. It’s somewhat similar to Khichdi but more flavorful and fiery. Loved the texture and the taste.
◆ Vada Pao : This was prepared without any onion and garlic and by tasting it one cannot believe that it doesn’t have garlic in it. The spices were so well blended that it gave the vada pao a perfect flavor. The Pao was soft and fresh. Topped with fried green chilies, it was a flawless preparation.
◆ Medu Vada : I have spent almost 3 years in South India and the kind of taste you get there is different from what we normally get in NCR. Medu Vada being served here reminded me of those good old days. Fresh and soft vada served along with coconut chutney with a hint of green chilies in it, was stunning. Brilliant piece of work by the chef.
◆ Chole Bathure : Now here is the twist. They have recently started the north indian menu and I thought of trying the chole Bathure from them. To my surprise, the chole being served here were damn good. Slightly fiery but full of flavors. Bathure were soft and perfectly done. They can any day beat the popular north indian outlets with this preparation.
◆ Malabar Paratha with Paneer chetinad : The paneer chetinad had the typical coastal flavor of the coconut oil and the south indian spices. With the right blend of the spices, it was an ultimate combination with the Malabar parantha.
The only dessert I tried from here was the carrot payasam. Not too sweet but the taste was out of the world. This was one of the finest payasam I had till date.
Verdict : Madhuban is definitely one of the best places to try the authentic south indian sattvic food. The perfect in quality food being served here shows the kind of experience these guys have in terms of the andhra cuisine. Highly recommended for the south indian food lovers.
ChaskaSafari Rating : 4.5/5
TIP – Do try their chole bhature and carrot payasam.
Address : 216 & 223, 2nd Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon