Premavilas: "South Indian Food at Kolkata!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kolkata (Calcutta) Restaurant Tip by goutammitra
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Those who know about Kolkata, must know that this place is also known for excellent food at very resonable price. Though I have written about Chinese, Indian, Thai, Moghlai even North Indian Dhaba food but I have never written about the very famous South Indian food of Kolkata city! South Indian Food is very popular in Kolkata or in India as snack or fast food and is available in every street of Kolkata. But there is a sizeable population of South Indians ( Tamils, Kannadigas, Malayalis, & Telegu people from the four states of South India), who are here for centuries and have made Kolkata their home. Their food is also different in taste or flavour from each other but the basic food like the famous Dosas, Idlies, Vadas, Rasams, Upama, Utthapams remains same but with distinct flavour of their own state. They have their very tasty Chettinadu, Udupi etc styles of food.
One such restaurant opened in1942 at Rash ehari Avenue by Mr. Govindan, from the famous Guruvayur region of Kerala called " Premavilas" means "The House of Love". Initially it used to cater to only those from Kerala but it has become very famous among the local Bengalies who are now their major customers. This place is currently being managed by Mr. Premraj G.M. who is the grandson of Mr.Govindan. This place serves only pure vegetarian food.
Favorite Dish: We took our VT friends from Kathmandu Urvashi & husband Dibya Rana on 22nd March for treat of those South Indian vegetarian delicacies. Rakhi, Munu, Urvashi & Dibya has their famous Masala Dosa and Idly. I had selected their vegetarian meal comprising, Puries, Rice, Lentil Soup( dal), Rasam, Payasam, Chutny& curd etc. It was an excellent meal. In the end we also had the delicious South Indian coffee, full of aroma and flavour! Simply heavenly coffee!
Address: 63/1 Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata- 700026.
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: On the main Rash Behari Avenue, next to Komalavilas Hotel.
Price: less than US$10
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