20 Reviews / 21 Ratings
After a long time, we decided to give this Chettinad place a try. We had an outstation cousin visiting us and thus decided to take her there for lunch.
The menu is quite an extensive one & thus after many confusing attempts we finally ordered our items.
1) Naatikoli Biriyani - The Biriyani when arrived was fragrant & flavourful. The meat was tasty as well. But this isn't my type of Biriyani, for it was of the "sticky-rice" variety and not your typical Basmati grains variety. All-in-all this would be a safe dish to opt for.
2) Special Non-veg Meals & 3) Special Veg Meals - Most of the items are common to both these items. The side dishes including Vegetables (sabji or palya ), sambhar, rasam, one other gravy dish, a papad, a chappati, curd & payasam are all common. And none of these were anything to mention by. Very ordinary.
The extra items in the Non-veg meal are -
i) a soup (Chicken or Mutton)- ordered the Mutton soup and it was decent, quite spicy.
ii) a half portion of Seer fish, oil-fried - ordinary
iii) bowl of chicken curry - which was tangy n spicy but of the overbearing nature. Not at all enjoyable.
3) In addition, I ordered for a separate portion of Seer fish fry which to say was again poorly prepared. These people have no idea as to how to prepare a fish fry. The masala did not percolate into the fish and the stood like an outer layer which could be peeled off easily (one which see in some Gobi Manchurian or other similar preparations).
My advice would be to give the meals a skip, unless you really crave for it (like I did this time). But otherwise this place apparently has other good items like Chicken Porotta & their likes which are up their (g)alley & quite tasty too. Best bet would be to visit for dinner as they have many more "snack" items that offer better satisfaction.
Too Spicy and Tasteless Chicken
We ordered Chettinad chicken sukka, Adupadi chicken briyani and chicken gravy for 2 people.
Briyani rice quantity was good for 2. But the rice tasted like tomato rice although the 2 chicken pieces were juicy and tasted good. Chicken Sukka was a total rip off, since the quantity was like 2 tablespoons of chicken for Rs.185 bucks. Chicken gravy was way too spicy for us, even with ghee we found it difficult to eat, though we consider us above average spicy eaters.
You can see what location can do to a restaurant here. Furnished for a good fine dine restaurant is slowly converting in to a quick, crowded non veg eating joint. I have been here several times. Conveniently accessible from the Indiranagar metro station, CMH Road, 100 Ft road, this restaurant is the one replaced Annachi in 100 ft. Good chettinad food with a long menu,reasonable price and accessability makes this a crowded joint most of the time. They are somewhere between daily food joint and a fine dine. To keep their quality,hygiene and business, they should decide either to downgrade or upgrade the restaurant or convert with 2 sections with lower and higher prices.
But a good brave attempt by the owner! All the best to you.
What a gem!!!
Best Chettinad food in town. I first ate here a couple of months back with a few friends but forgot to review it...went last week again with family and loved the food. We ordered fish fry and prawn pepper fry as starters and then one chicken gravy and meen kolumbu and prawn kolumbu with rice for main course. Every food item stood out in its aunthentic chettinadi taste. All this food and the bill was below 1500. Will be back soon for more.
Nice place but Average food
Went there on a Monday night at 9.15pm and asked for a Chicken biryani and a chicken stater. Both the items were unavailable. Had to do good with the chicken meals and a different chicken starter. The food was ordinary. Have had much better chettinad food for much cheaper price.
The place looks nicely done, giving it a olden day bungalow feel. The hand made bags store inside is an added attraction. It has quite few funky bags.
Overall decent place for a quick Chettinad meal.
b! review: Adupadi @ Indiranagar
While the decor and service is spot on, Adupadis kitchen offerings leave much room for improvement. Navya DSouza comes back wishing that the restaurant spiced things up, the Chettinad way, for real.
A step into Adupadis environs is a step back into a simpler time, enriched with rustic motifs. Dont go looking for hi-tech city interiors, instead be prepared to treat your eyes to Chettinad-inspired decor starting with the imposing, ornate door to the dark-chocolate hued pillars, carved out of wood and reaching out to the wooden ceiling and the wicker- woven chairs that give the large steel plates company.
Strains of Carnatic music mingle freely with the non-stop banter of a crowded restaurant, whilst the staff helps you find a table. A menu quickly makes its way into your hands and you are introduced to the many unpronounceable offerings of Chettinad cuisine.
Thankfully, Adupadis menu includes detailed descriptions of all its dishes. But you will not need to be a pro in Tamil to realise that Chettinad cuisine is benevolent to the non-vegetarian palate. Still, Adupadi does reserve a generous space for the greens, but only after the mutton and chicken and fish and egg delights.
Whether you choose meats or greens, starters on Adupadis menu come with standard suffixes like masala, varuval, roast or sukha. The Naatu Koli Sukha Varuval (Rs 170) is country chicken stir-fried in pepper, dotted with golden flakes of garlic, cumin, onions and tomatoes. The rather generous dose of pepper wakes your taste buds up without scalding your tongue and is a great showcase of the spice-infused fare that Chettinad cuisine is synonymous with.
Vanjaram Fry or Seer Fish Fry (Rs 170) looks like it take can take the spice quotient up by a notch or two, what with its predominantly red-chilly marinade. And while it is fried to delicious crisp, the spices fail to register and leave you wishing that the fish had spent some more time in the marinade.
With the mains, Adupadi offers a host of curries that can be coupled with Chettinad staples like rice, parotas, appams and idiyapams. The Chicken Kotthu Parota (Rs 130) was strangely over-stuffed with egg and very little parota. The steamed rice (Rs 50) came piping hot with a generous sprinkling of ghee. But the Adupadi Chicken Gravy (Rs 180), termed as a house speciality, was a mere repeat of the familiar pepper-dominant creations that came before.
Seafood-lovers might find themselves disappointed with the Adupadis Meen Kulambu (Rs 180). Its a watered-down dish that acutely lacks the tang of the tamarind that induces satisfied slurping. You might even deem that neighbouring restaurant, Chettiars, produces a better version of the dish and for a lot cheaper too!
The mediocrity of Adupadis main fare is made up (somewhat) by its stellar desserts. For all of you who are under the impression that South Indian sweets cant hold their own against North Indian desserts ought to give Adupadi a try. The Kavani Arisi (Rs 80), a warm black rice pudding laced with cardamom, sugar, ghee and garnished with coconut deserves a thumbs-up. The crunch of the coconut stands in delicious contrast to the soft texture of the black rice, and will have you lapping it up. Equally commendable is the Elanir Payassam (Rs 85) with its subtle flavours that refresh you and has a pleasant cooling effect on your palate.
Impeccable service, eye-pleasing decor and delicious desserts, aside, Adupadis main menu could do with a spice-mastery tutorial, especially since their prices are steep for the average fare they dish out.
Meal for Two: Rs. 800
Must Try: Kavani Arasi
Good taste, less quantity and expensive
We had Naatukoli Soup, Prawn masala, Nethili Varuval, Cylon Parotta and other side dishes. The taste of all these were good. But the quantity was very less and price also was on the higher side when compared to Anjappar, another Chettinad restaurant.
Ambiance was better but not great. They have few parking spaces for car in front.
Glad to visit again...
We visited Adupadi last Saturday & were really glad we went there. The food we ordered - Veg Meals, Rabbit Biriyani, Egg Biriyani, Chicken-onion varuval, prawn pepper fry & on top nanari sarbath.... were all up to the mark.
Service was prompt, waiters were very friendly and also provided good guidance on what we should try.
On the price front - very much affordable for such a good lunch unlike other places that claim to have "chettinad" cuisine in Blore.
We would definitely go back for more.
Not so good
Had lunch at Adupadi, Ordered non veg meal, pepper prawn and natu koli chicken.
Nothing great or special in taste. Non veg meal was OK.
But pepper prawn and natu koli was bad, pepper prawn was not hot and taste was OK.
Natu koli chicken was not made from country chicken, normal farm chicken meat was used and quality of chicken meat was not so good (i.e Bad!).
Better choose some other restaurant.
Went there yesterday night and we ordered a Kaada biriyani, a mutton biriyani, egg kothu parotta, white rice with vattal kozhumbu and a chicken fry. Except for the slightly over attentive staff we loved everything about the food. The biriyani was cooked perfectly, and the kaada, the chicken and the mutton was tender with the right amount of masala. Would definitely like to go back
Best Place for Chettinadu food in Bangalore...
This the best place to have chettinadu food in bangalore, that to the prawn pepper fry, elaner payasam, and appam with adupadi special chicken curry was very good, i was not able to taste all the item in the menu, but most of them are very special and can get only in Adupadi....... cant wait to go back there, the wonderfull place.
The taste that lingers on...
Craved for authentic flavours of Chetttinad for so long, and my reward was Adupadi. Truly authentic Chettinad flavours. Great food coupled with brilliant service is a treat. The chicken sukka here is how it should really taste. The vanjaram fry, the small prawns and the adupadi chicken curry is a must try!
A fulfilling meal for sure. This place needs no second thoughts. Can't wait to go back there.
Awesome pepper prawn fry...
A new chettinadu place!! Was really hungry when I got there for lunch. Ordered steamed rice, pepper prawn fry and meen kulambu. Loved the pepper prawn fry. I was left wanting more of the big juicy prawns. The meen kulambu was regular chettinadu fare. What I loved most though was the service. The place was almost full but the waiters were very prompt when we asked for something. Ooh.. Before I forget.. I tried this black rice pudding thing. It was awesome. There was a lot of it though and I could not finish. And then they got us meetha pan with a small banana for the finale. A perfect lunch. Thinking of going back there for an office lunch now. :) Can't wait.