Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dine like a king at Chennai’s newest Telugu restaurant Vivaha Bhojanambu

Rayala Vari Bhojanam at Vivaha Bhojanambu

Rayala Vari Bhojanam at Vivaha Bhojanambu
| Photo Credit: Johan Satyadas

You know you have entered Vivaha Bhojanambu when you walk past a life-like statue of mythical character Gatotkacha and breathe in the faint scent of camphor, with undertones of chilli and garlic.

This restaurant chain serving Telugu cuisine from the regions of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema just made its debut in Chennai at the Pharos, a glittery new hotel that has replaced Quality Inn Aruna, once home to some of Chennai’s most popular restaurants.

Rajahmundry rose milk

Rajahmundry rose milk
| Photo Credit:
Johan Satyadas

We are welcomed with a tall glass of Rajahmundry rose milk, thick with strawberry and vanilla ice cream, laced with rose essence and topped with pistachio slivers. It is sweet and refreshing but is not the best way to start a meal if you are hoping to eat like actor SV Ranga Rao in the song ‘Vivaha Bhojanambu’ from the movie  Maya Bazar.

Mokkajonna Vada

Mokkajonna Vada
| Photo Credit:
Johan Satyadas

There are starters aplenty in the menu and we first try their mokkajonna vada. Crispy yet soft, they are made with baby corn and corn kernels with streaks of coriander, mint and green chilli. We are also recommended the Golkonda kodi and Bhimavaram stuffed  peethalu. The Golkonda kodi is a piece of boneless chicken swaddled in a potato slice, dipped in spiced batter and fried until golden brown.

Bhimavaram stuffed peethalu

Bhimavaram stuffed peethalu
| Photo Credit:
Johan Satyadas

The big plates are then brought in. The vegetarian thali comes with a ‘variety rice’, a tangy tomato-based drumstick and cashew gravy, a spicy brinjal gravy, crunchy ladies finger with fried peanuts, pappu, tomato pappu rasam, tart majjiga pulusu which is a buttermilk based curry, a dollop of chutney which changes every day, curd, payasam and fryums.

In the non vegetarian bhojanams, some of these items are swapped with chicken, mutton, prawn and fish gravies and fries.

These thalis are priced at ₹599 for the vegetarian option, the Raju Garu non vegetarian bhojanam at ₹999 and Rayala Vari non vegetarian bhojanam at ₹1,199. Justifying the relatively high price, N Sunil Anand, managing director, Saffron Hospitality says they source all masalas, blends and even curd from the Tirupati branch to get the flavours right.

Jamun Delight

Jamun Delight
| Photo Credit:
Johan Satyadas

After taking a break and making room for dessert, we try the jamun delight, layered with biscuits, musk melon, cake and then custard. Topped with a cherry and nuts, it sits in a bowl of thick cream and is decadent without being too sweet.

Vivaha Bhojanambu, Chennai

Vivaha Bhojanambu, Chennai

Vivaha Bhojanambu is located at 144 & 145, 1st Floor, Pharos Hotel, Sterling Road.

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