lovers of the twin cities are enjoying vegetarian dishes
like never before. And the sprouting vegetarian restaurants
across the length and breadth of the city are a testimony
to this fact. One more addition to the list of restaurants
is Chutneys which has opened in Banjara Hills.
A sister concern of The Hub restaurant, Punjagutta,
the vegetarian restaurant has been started, keeping
in mind those people who eat only vegetarian dishes
and do not like the company of non-vegetarians. "We
have opened this restaurant after getting the feedback
from the customers. Many of the customers feel uncomfortable
with non-vegetarian dishes served along with the vegetarian
dishes. So we felt the need for a pure vegetarian restaurant
to satisfy the needs of veggies", says Chutney's
General Manager R Radhakrishna Murthy.
menu offers a wide variety of choice for the customer.
It has tiffin items, and a variety of North Indian,
Chinese and South Indian delicacies. Some of the
tiffin items are unique and are made with a lot of care
and hard work. For instance, Baabai hotel idli
is the famous baabai hotel idli of Vijayawada
with lots of pure ghee poured on idlis and served with
karam (chilli powder) and chutney. Whereas steamed
dosa is a traditional south Indian dosa, steam cooked
in Japanese style. "The steamed dosa is a favorite
of cine star Chiranjeevi. It is prepared exactly the
same way as Chiranjeevi would have liked it. Preparation
without any oil - preparation without any parallel"
says Radhakrishna Murthy. Apart from this, there is
a wide variety of vegetarian delicacies that would make
a vegetarian happy. In the uttappams section, you have
mango uttappams - a uttappam topped with
spicy pickled mango, four uttappams consisting
of mango uttappam, onion uttappam, pudina
uttappam, and karam uttappam For those who
like Chinese, the restaurant has crispy vegetable, vegetarian
gold coin, gobi manchurian, chilly mushroom, pepper
mushroom, baby corn manchurian, Chinese chopsuey and
veg fried rice. Apart from this, there are desserts
like khubani ka meetha, soups, biryanis and South Indian
and North Indian thali costing Rs 60 and Rs 85 respectively.
If you do not want to try something new then you can
go for regular items like vada, upma, Mysore bajji and
a wide variety of dishes, that too for vegetarians,
this restaurant seems to be getting good response from
the visitors. "The response shown by the people
is quite enthusiastic. They are enjoying our food. And
we are providing quality hygienic food made with best
raw materials. The service is personalised, where a
customer is looked after like a real guest,"
says Radhakrishna Murthy. But what is the need to open
a restaurant in less than a mile from 'The Hub' restaurant?
"We feel this area has a lot of potential
for a vegetarian restaurant". The Hub, Chutneys
what next? "We would like to open three to four
restaurants in the city," says Mr Murthy.
ambiance in Chutneys is pleasant and calm. The lighting,
mural paintings and the wooden ceiling have given this
restaurant a plush look. There is ample parking facility
for both two wheelers and four wheelers.
Address: Chutneys, Road # 3, Sheila Arcade, Near
Andhra Jyothi, Hyderabad. Phone: 657 8651