Dakshin At Sheraton, Delhi Is Paradise For Those Who Love South Indian Food

South Indian is one kind of food which we can eat for every meal. From the bold curries to the flavourful Biryanis, comforting stews to wholesome Parottas – there’s so much variety that the cuisine has to offer. If you are a South Indian food-lover and you are looking for new places to try in Delhi, we have found a gem for you. Dakshin is a restaurant in Sheraton hotel, New Delhi that is offering the choicest delights from all the different states in the southern peninsula.

We started off our meal with the classic Vadai, a crispy lentil dumpling that makes for the ideal appetiser. Other foods on our list included the Meen Varuval which was a pan-fried seasonal fish in a lemon-chili marinade. The Kodi Gajaala was another spicy chicken preparation with onion and green chili. If you enjoy mutton preparations, we highly recommend the Aatukari  – braised mutton chops dipped in egg and deep-fried!

For the main course, there were options from all four states in South India. Karnataka’s Thengenkai Kori was the first on our list – flavourful chicken curry with coconut, yogurt and spices. Next, we tried the Chanagapappu Mamsam Koora from Andhra which was basically a Bengal gram and mutton curry with tomato and chilli. The Andhra-speciality Kodi Biryani was also on our list! Hailing from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry was the prawn curry named Natahkodayoor Yera Kozhambu. We also sampled the Kozhii Ishtoo, Kerala’s slow-cooked Chicken curry with coconut milk and spices. The bread section had Appam, Kal Dosai and Veechu Parantha that we paired with these hearty curries.

Our meal came to a sweet end with Elaneer Payasam made of tender kernels of coconut in cardamom flavoured coconut milk. So, head to Dakshin and feast on some authentic flavours from the South!

What: Dakshin at Sheraton, New Delhi

Where: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi

When: Tuesday to Friday – 7:30pm-11:45pm (Monday closed)

Saturday to Sunday – 12:30-2:45pm, 7:30pm-11:45pm

Cost for two: Rs. 3,000 approx.