An absolutely wonderful dinner and an equally awesome service ! I’ve been hearing quite a bit about Prems Graama Bhojanam on various food groups on Facebook.
To be frank, I’ve not had a very positive impression of a similar place I’ve visited earlier – Food Karma in Besant Nagar! I have written in my review that I would rather prefer a ‘normal’ breakfast in Sangeetha or the likes, compared to the ‘healthy’ version they had to offer! I think I should probably take back that statement after I’ve tasted food at Prems Graama Bhojanam !
The place is located bang on Sardar Patel Road, just immediate next building to GRT in Adayar. Just be informed – Bike parking is not an issue, but car parking can be!
As we entered, the place was nicely done to bring out a rustic feeling of a village house. No fancy interiors and no comfy sofas. It was quite nice, a house converted to a restaurant. So you will find the dining area in more than one room. I met Mr. N.S.Krishnamoorthi who is behind this venture. He takes a great pride in what he does and explained in detail about what each dish was ! It was a lot of information in a very short time ! 🙂
They are open for Lunch and Dinner. The menu is not very elaborate, but has a decent variety. Myself and a friend went for dinner and the idea was to taste as many items as we could. 🙂 So we decided to share among ourselves. These are the items we tasted – Thumkur Thatte Idli, Mini Uthappams, Davanagere Benne Dosa, Konkan Neer Dosa made with Samai, Thinai Rawa Dosa with Onion and Bajra roti.
A litte about each dish now;)
The Thatte Idly is probably the softest idli that I have ever eaten! No exaggeration, I mean it! I’ve eaten hot hot idlis from a lot of places including night kadais, but have felt they have a ‘maavu’ texture to it, i.e sticking to the fingers. This was absolutely spongy, mind blowing !
Mini Uthappams were good, three distinctly different tastes, and wonderful!
Davanagere Benne Dosa was good, but somehow I’ve always prefered a ‘roast’ over a ‘set’ dosa. So crispy dosa is my preference always 🙂
Konkan Neer Dosa was recommended by Mr. Krishnamoorthi and it was wonderful too! Coconut and batter mixed well, without letting it ferment. The taste was just as he explained, wonderful!
Thinai Rawa Dosa was good, and Bajra Roti was again recommended and it was very tasty! Meanwhile he mixed some ‘powder’ to the consistency of ‘Dosa Molaga Podi’ and served it to us telling that it was made of Horsegram, Fenugreek and Flax seeds. It was super tasty !
Finished the dinner with a Sukku Coffee each ! It was also very nice and flavorful!
Overall, I loved the dinner not just because it was served with so much care, but also because it was very tasty. It left me wondering how they managed to bring out such good taste with various millets, without a slightest compromise on taste ! The total bill came to Rs 325 which, in my opinion, is absolutely VF(My)M! 🙂
If you are already considering including millets in your daily diet, you can visit this place to see what all dishes can be made with them and get an idea on where to start. They have a nice Lunch Menu too and I will be trying that too shortly!