What: Ka Organic Restaurant
Where: 16th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Cuisine: South Indian (Organic - Pure Veg)
Eating out has become a ritual, which cannot be avoided so the least we could consider is the quality of food. And organic being an effectual choice it’s definitely a good pick to dine at one such restaurant. After a brilliant initiative ‘Green Café’ at T Nagar, the same management as launched KA – The Organic Restaurant at Besant Nagar. They set the perfect example when it comes to making complete use of their product; they grow, they sell, they make and they serve – Unified Agricultural Process.
Among the lonely and romantic streets of Besant Nagar, the restaurant is located on 16th Cross Street just opposite to Tovo Canteen. Glittering as gold as the Honey Bees, KA invites you into a simple yet thoughtful dining ground. Not just their food but also the paintings, the quotes on the table and the window curtains enlighten us with importance of food and water. Coming back to the food reality, it was an invite so the food menu was completely decided by the restaurant. We were served a cluster of their signature dishes on a beautiful bamboo plate.
We started the meal with the perfect heat beater for the summer, Bajri (Kambu) Soup and Panakkam; the soup was an absolute bliss and the panakkam was just the way it should be. And once I swiped the soup-bowl clean, one by one the delightful South Indian items started to fill the plate. The Raagi Paniyaram was the best; crispy, flavorsome and yum. The Raagi Poorna Kozhukattai (sweet), Masala Vadai and Urad Dal Vadai was good but could have been better as the Kozhukattai needed a little more cooking time and the Vadai missed the crispness.
As the appetizers were getting over, another sweet addition were added to the plate; the millet Sweet Pongal, subtle in sweetness and delicious to taste. The South Indian dishes wouldn’t taste good if the Chutney and Sambar wasn’t invented. Yes, the simple Jackfruit (seed) Masala Dosai and Idly tasted great with the sides but the Idly wasn’t as soft as it is meant to be. The best pick for the evening was the crispy and fluffy Raagi Poori, so yum. Finally, the millets Biriyani with Brinjal curry and Raitha was the best, when ‘healthy’ meets ‘taste’ that’s how it’s supposed to be.
|Vadai, Paniyaram, Pongal, Idly, Chutney & Sambar|
The chilled Coconut Jelly to sign-off the meal; a unique dessert addition but jelly is never my preference so I didn’t enjoy them. Being an invite, can’t comment about the price but they are similar to Green Café.
Breaking Down Points
Location & Parking: Positive. Locating the place on 16th Cross Street and parking in front of the restaurant shouldn’t be a problem.
Ambience: Positive. Simple and thoughtful.
Food Variety: Positive. Just ample to fill your tummy but vegetarian only.
Taste: Positive. Good but could be better.
Quality: Positive. Top-notch!
Quantity: NA. The quantity was decided by the restaurant but the tiffin items portion looks perfect for one.
Service: Positive. No complaints.
Price: NA. Considering the fact, organic, it is priced a little high but reasonable.
So my Verdict!
KA! Another addition to the chain of restaurants that serve organic and age-old South Indian dishes that isn’t just healthy but tastes good. The theme, food variety, taste, quality along with Organic ingredients definitely calls for a visit.
P.S. This write-up is based my food palate and dining experience during my restaurant visit. On-the-house invite for tasting session. Remember, no two person’s palate can be same.
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