Stop by at Amogh for desi khana that promises value for money

Swanky new fine dining restaurants, high-end bistros and pubs dominate areas in and around Jubilee Hills.

When you need a break from dining leisurely getting your taste buds acclimatised to international cuisine, good old desi khana comes to the rescue.

Where to go

The new Amogh Hotel offers just that. In the serene vicinity of the Lotus Pond, the hotel welcomes you to indulge in Indian food that’s not fussy and is easy on your pocket as well.

The restaurant is soothingly done up with soft furnishings in browns and whites and ethnic and contemporary artefacts easily blend into one another.

The restaurant can seat a little more than 50 people, but with the creamy white furnishings make it seem roomier.

What to try

The lunch buffet, reasonably priced at Rs. 199, is a good choice for professionals in the vicinity to have a quick bite.

The menu keeps changing during the week. Eternal favourites like the tomato-cream soup and lemon-chicken soup open the buffet. Find four to six salads to whet your appetite.

There are the tried and tested ones such as the green salad and sprouts salad along with innovative ones like egg-mayo-lettuce salad. Popular Indian starters hold good here too.

For the main course, choose from a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries to go with the bread basket.

The cashew-malai masala stands out among the curries. The breads (rotis) are fresh, crisp and served hot. The buffet includes noodles and South Indian dishes as well.

The dessert, too, changes over the week. The trifle pudding is worth a try.

The buffet is restricted to lunch hours and the ala carte menu works for dinner. The restaurant also holds as its USP the biryanis and kebabs offered during late nights.

Location: Behind VLCC, MLA Colony road, Road no. 12, Banjara Hills

Valet parking: Yes

Seating capacity: 50

Lunch buffet: Rs. 199