Malgudi is no longer the lone Chettinadu destination in Hyderabad – Anjappar is here.
Vidya had seen the lights that announced the opening, and when we were thinking of where to have dinner tonight, it was a really easy choice.
The restaurant is still in the final stages of set up – the glass doors and partitions are still covered with newspaper. But that seems to be the only thing not ready – everything else was perfect. The service was impeccable, the wait staff was attentive and seemed to be well-trained.
Which brings us to the food. I had a Ceylon Keema Parota (a thin crusted paratha stuffed with minced and spiced mutton), Mutton Sukka Varuval (dry fried mutton) and a plain dosa. Vidya had an Egg Kothu parota, a plate of set dosa and a plain dosa. Chettinadu food is usually spicy, but they seemed to have taken it up a couple of notches here, given the spice-tolerance of the Hyderabadis. If you get past the spice levels, the food is really tasty.
Overall, we had a good dining experience, and hope to go back there soon.
Anjappar is located in Dwarkapuri Colony, in the lane opposite Hyderabad Central. The address is:
6-3-456/23, Dwarakapuri Colony, Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500002
Tel.: 66101077 / 88