Friday, April 13, 2012

Restaurant Saravanaa Bhavan (Jalan Gasing) Petaling Jaya


There's hardly any Indian vegetarian restaurants around our area. Actually, a vegetarian meal is still possible at the few Indian restaurants by opting for the vegetarian items between the array of pre-prepared dishes. But none of these can come close to a pure 100% vegetarian restaurant. Hence, returning to Restaurant Saravanaa Bhavan pretty much seemed the logical choice.

Arriving on this Sunday at about 8.00pm, parking was truly hassle free. Thus, we parked almost so close and upon walking in, by chance there was an empty table right at the end. Amidst the busyness, service was attentive in the air-conditioned clean ambiance and we ordered. Within 5 minutes or so, arrived the thali set - rice atop with papadam and the sides in individual silver bowls and neatly arranged in a round tray lined with banana leaf. Consisting of curries, stir fried veggies, pickle, fried yoghurt chilli, yoghurt and kesari/semolina ghee cake, my other half-half enjoyed this meal for the loveable varieties which packed the essential spiciness and cooked in traditional style. Taste was right, flavours were acceptable and indeed, filling enough.
I on the other hand opted for two individual dishes - vegetarian briyani paired with vegetable raita (carrot and cucumber in yoghurt) and quite a generous portion of mushroom and paneer cooked with spices, tomato and curry paste.


The vibrant orangey grainy rice with vegetables was delectable and satisfying when eaten with the raita and mushroom dish. Surely a wholesome complete meal, for a small eater like me, I couldn't finish up. Still, such a meal is not complete without the piping hot whiffing with spices and cow's milk masala tea and carrot halwa. Tea with its exciting taste we loved though too sweet. Similarly, the soft and with lots of ghee and cardamom scented halwa may have been a sheer pleasure but again really sweet. After just two mouthfuls, I packed back the balance.

RM45.00 for this dining experience I think is reasonable, food was pretty tasty except for calorie loaded halwa and service, efficient and quite super speed.

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17 comments:

  1. will put it in my Jln2 Cari Mkn list.....

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  2. Nava, looks like u're more into blogging now! Noticed the new header, logo & tabs. Wow! Love everything about it :) Great work, dear!

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  3. Very tempting Indian food. I love Vegetarian food!

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    mt

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  4. The food looks so good! I can't believe I have been gone so long your blog design has changed a bit! Love the new look!

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  5. Hi nava,thats a neat review on HSB...of course,top indian hotel with highest no of branches..

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  6. I am loving the look of that large, gorgeous papadam!

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  7. Great review! And the papadum is calling my name! :D

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  8. This restaurant looks absolutely delicious - except for the halwa (which even I cannot consumer if too sweet) it is wonderful to hear you had such a fantastic all vege time :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. love the side dishes here ;) so well-presented

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  10. The masala tea looks original and delicious.

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  12. Sometimes it really can be hard to decide on a good place to dine, but it looks as if you found a perfect one for what you were craving. The food does look delicious as well as healthy-definitely worth a second visit! Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. wahhh certainly very sedap!!!...Am going to try it :)

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  14. Looks like a wonderful spot for a meatless meal! And I wish my taste buds didn't like sugar so much :/ Hope you're having wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  15. Hmmmm I don't remember seeing this place when I drive pass Jalan Gasing every weekend. Hmmm..I must not be paying attention to the restaurants.

    Hehehe I can never bring myself to order Halwa or most Indian desserts. Not much of a sweet tooth and most Indian desserts are really quite sweet...

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  16. I had my lunch for a couple of days in Saravan Bhavan during my visit and I loved it, esp my kid.

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