Best of Masala Yatra - Food

Best elaborate meals

Number 1 - Konkan Cuisine, Konkan , Taj President, Mumbai

Number 2 - Chettinad Cuisine, Raintree, Taj Connemara, Chennai

Number 3 - Onam Sadhya at the Houseboat, Spice Coast Cruises, Kumarakom

Number 4 - Mughlai & Punjabi Cuisine, Masala Restaurant, Park Hyatt, Goa

Number 5 - Rajasthani Cuisine, Suwarna Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Number 6 - Malanaadu Cuisine, Gateway Hotel, Chikmagalur

Best breakfast (no rankings)

Most creative  - Machan, Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Most Authentic  (Best of Continental, Indian & Health cuisine) - Village Cafe, Park Hyatt, Goa

Most Exotic -  Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, Kerala

Best Lunch (no rankings)

Bindi Sukey (Goan dish made with okras) with Sannas (goan steamed rice cakes) - Casa Sarita Restaurant, Park Hyatt, Goa

Akki Rotti (crispy rice & onion bread) - Halli Mane, Bangalore

Best Budget Eats  - Snacks, Fast Food &  Street Food  (no rankings)

Ravey Idly & Khara Bhath  - MTR, Bangalore

Masala Dosey  - Ganesh Darshan Dose Camp, Bangalore

Vada Paav, Usal Paav - VT Khau Ghali, Mumbai

Bhel Puri, Chowpati Beach, Mumbai

Gol Gappe (aka Pani Puri) -  Nathu’s Connaught Place, New Delhi

Best Beverages (no rankings)

Best exotic beverage - “Vasantha Neer”, Raintree Restaurant, Taj Connemara, Chennai

Best Coconut water - House Boat by Spice Coast Cruise, Kumarakom

Best Coffee - Ganesh Darshan Dosey Camp, Bangalore

Best Chai Tea - Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom

Best  Cocktail - The “Chaitini” at Wink, Taj President, Mumbai

Best Desserts

Number # 1 - Mangalore style rice paayasa - Konkan, Taj President, Mumbai

Number # 2 - Karnataka Style Holige (Stuffed flat bread) - Halli Mane, Bangalore

Number # 3 - All the Bengali Sweets  at  K.C. Das,  Bangalore

Best  Lassi (btw, we don’t drink Mango Lassi in India) - Angeethi Dhaaba, Bangalore

Number # 4 - Rabdi with Kulfi at Sahib Sindh Sultan, Bangalore

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Best Condiments (Pickles, Chutney’s and Sauces

Number # 1 - Raintree, Taj Connemara, Chennai

Number # 2 - Spice Village,  Thekkady

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It’s cliche to say, mom’s cooking was the best, yes for obvious reasons things that we grow up with, always appeals to us. Among other homes I visited, Mrs.Bordia’s ranks # 1 (See Jan 18th blog)


But here I am voting for the best of my experience that others visiting India can experience too. I have created several categories and not limiting on the numbers as there can never be one best thing about a journey so diverse as this one!. Picking the best is the hardest job! Read on...