A tryst with Sanadige and I have experienced the choicest coastal flavours on my palate.
Mention coastal cuisine, and it’s assumed that it would be seafood and coconut that would be talked about.
Linger over the vast seafood and north Indian menu before you make your choices from this coconut-rich cuisine at Sanadigne which is a happy happy celebration of authentic coastal cuisine with rather memorable flavours that play havoc on your palate, well in only the best way.
Sana-di-ge in Tulu refers to the brass lamp lit on auspicious occasions in parts of Karnataka
And a this is exactly the welcoming penache of the restaurant which is most aptly lit with a brass lamp and plentiful flames on entrance at the center. Spread across three floors with a glass elevator in the center and interiors reflecting grandeur, tradition and dashes of modernity, the idea to recreate a sacred space of food and subsequent joy is well achieved.
Talking the real gluttonous talk, the menu reads like a big fat book of all things indulgent and delicious, clambering around South Indian, coastal, North Indian cuisine playing favourites to seafood.
Starting off with Paneer Ghee Roast, that looked minimalist until I bit into a rather immersive experience of marinated cottage cheese roasted with ghee & spices.
This was followed by a rather majestic Yetti Prawn Platter that blew my mind away with sensational prawns cooked four way, rich pepper fry, spicy Tawa fry, Chilly prawns and prawn sukka. Huge in portion and a meal in itself that must certainly be on the table! The prawns are formidably fresh considering the landlocked capital delhi is!
Butter Pepper garlic Lobster was a symphony of exotic flavours and delicate textures, straight from the sea to the table. Brilliant cook on the tender lobster bathed in a silken butter garlic sauce that could invoke a poet in anyone. Gorgeous flavours that have me salivating as I write this. Highly recommended.
The seafood orgy didn’t stop here, Infact it started off in fully swing with the Tandoori Chaamp that came next with rich marinated baby goat chops in perfumed Indian spices and smoked in the tandoor to a melt in the mouth texture! Unbelievably soft and toothsome, North Indians will plunder this dish with pleasure.
Main course only becomes more indulgent from here with overpowering flavours, hearty presentations and portions.
Kori Thali is a beguiling medley of chicken sukka, chicken pepper fry, chicken curry, some more chicken types cooked exceptionally well with veg palya, papad, pickles, rice, rasam, buttermilk and so on. This is a sight to behold and devour with a promise of an extremely satisfied tummy!
Mutton Telengana is pure unadulterated quintessential chhetinad delicacy cooked with beautiful spices that will make your stomach see stars in day light and it made a serious splash with the flaky Malabari Parantha which made this the highlight of my meal. Exceptionally tender cook on the meat and what a gluttonous decadent bite this was! Magnifique.
The Veg thali was just as pleasing with deliciously cooked vegetables, dal and essential South Indian counterparts which will most certainly move something in the hearts of even a carnivore because their cooking techniques and spice picks are marvellous.
Stuffed to the gills, we made our way to the most delicate dessert Elaneer Payasam of fresh coconut cream mixed with the pulp of tender coconut, this was extremely light with banging flavours which were extremely delicate and a perfect way to end Ye food monstrosity we committed.
FYI the mixologist at the bar has some mean potions up his sleeve with exciting cocktails blended with a lot of booze and flavour to ensure you remain intoxicated incase the food spares you! In my case, I indulged solely in the food feasting while my fellow diners sipped and raved about the delicious drinks.
Verdict: this could be the the best restaurant in delhi serving the coastal whiff is superlative authenticity with over whelming flavours of the sea and down south! Get down here and indulge in a gloriously messy supernova of diverse dishes which will woo your palate within minutes of ascendence.
Cost/ person: Rs 1500
Will I visit again?