Dakshin Suprabhat offers diners more than just South Indian fare

It’s the newest speciality restaurant on the block and Dakshin Suprabhat strives to live up to its name. But what it also does is offer diners a variety that is so wide that it’s hard to choose from. From typically Andhra cuisine, which is their USP, to North Indian and Chinese, the restaurant has a lot to offer. They are also open for breakfast with favourites like Guntur idli and Pongal.

As you step into the restaurant you will notice that while the décor might not be very remarkable it does have a comfortable feel. The soft cream and dark wood décor puts you at ease and the seating is comfortable, while the staff is very courteous and hospitable. Their extensive menu includes everything from Iidly, Vvada, Ppongal, Ddosa and Uuttapam for breakfast to set dosa with natu kodi pulusu and Chettinadu idli with fish curry. They even have soups and starters from the Chinese sweet corn soup to shorbas like ‘mulakkaya soup’ and paya shorba.

While the combination of dosa or idli with a non-vegetarian curry is delicious, it is very filling and makes for a meal in itself. If you are looking to sample their other Andhra delicacies then you can choose from the Amaravathi prawns vepudu, Guntur allam mirapakaya kodi, Andhra fish fry or Chirala mutton vepudu. For the vegetarians there are no specific Andhra dishes but one can choose from Gobi 65, hara bhara kebab or paneer tikka. The dishes though well-made are not overloaded with spices, which makes them quite palatable. The prawns used in the Andhra dishes though are of the shrimp variety and not as delicious as the tiger prawns.

For main course they offer mulakkaya jeedi pappu kura, guthi vankaya kura and ulava charu among others. The non-vegetarian variety however, is more exhaustive with kodi guddu pulusu, Ongole natu kodi pulusu, Chirala mamsam pulusu, Bezawada korrameen pulusu to the Nellore chappala pulusu. The mamsam pulusu can be a bit of a letdown though, with the gravy seeming like one of those used commonly in every dish, with just the choice of meat changing. Choose a filling jonna rotte to go with your curries or a wholesome ragi sankati. Rice lovers can choose from a variety of pulaos and biryanis like kodi guddu pulao, naatu kodi pulao, royyala pulao or the Hyderabadi mutton dum biryani. While the pulaos are pretty good, they could go a little easy on the amount of cardamoms being used.

While the service is prompt, the restaurant has a long way to go before it can match up to or surpass its competitors. The food though all right, can do with a little more authenticity in terms of flavours. But if you are not particular about it and are looking for a good place for a quiet family meal, then this could be it.

Dakshin Suprabhat

Where: Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills

When: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meal for two: Rs. 1,200

Contact: 040- 30512844