Aaraamam (@aaraamam) is a popular South Indian restaurant which specialises in authentic veg AND non-veg Keralite cuisine (including beef). This branch, one of three, is located on the corner of 4th Street and 17A Street, behind Lamcy Plaza in Oud Metha. Its interior is bright, clean, simple yet respectable – somewhere you can take the family. I went there with British beach boy brothers, James and Mark, for breakfast.
In my book, a South Indian breakfast is made up of idli, vada and dosa with copious amounts of sambar and a little chutney. And Aaraamam doesn’t disappoint. Of course, Aaraamam serves more than just breakfast but that is for another review.
We ordered an idli-vada dip, which is basically an idli and a vada in sambar (rather than everything being served separately). This was followed by a masala dosa which came folded into a triangle as opposed to the famous dosa funnel. Dosas can sometimes be a little oily. This one wasn’t. That said, it wasn’t as crispy as I like it either.
But all in all, everything was really good, easily on par with the best of the hardcore dosa specialists in Karama. Service too was very good; friendly and attentive. So, if you’re looking to have an outstanding South Indian breakfast outside Karama and Meena Bazaar, Aaraamam is a really good option.
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