A Vegetarian dining with an ambience : Hamsa

Hamsa Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Love to dine with a Royal In-House Ambience ? Well Hamsa is just the place! I had heard about this place a few months back from a friend. The lovely ambience with a variety of tasty vegetarian dishes (rates on the higher side, I must say) was a very popular opinion! I just had to try this place out. So myself, along with some of my foodie buddies decided to give this place a go!



Location and Ambience :

Hamsa is located on the Gandhi nagar road, Adyar. The Entrance to the restaurant is via the ground floor that takes you to the Restaurant through a lift. The first thing you notice is the beautiful, cozy and lavish wall arts and decor! Tables are provided with chairs and sofas, and decorated with silver cutlery. The entire restaurant has a dim lighting that goes pleasantly with the surroundings. People visiting in a group are recommend to book as the place is relatively small but madly popular and hence gets easily crowded. Overall, Hamsa presents a brilliant ambience and a special Kudos to the designer!

The service is friendly, kind and humble.They do take a few extra minutes to serve, but they make sure to explain their dishes well and suggest the best among the choices.

The Food :

Even before ordering, the first thing you notice is the crown-like silverware present on your table. Open it and voila! There’s sits a complimentary (and yummy ) Gulab jamun as a welcome waiting for you! ( Such a “Sweet” welcome xD)

We decided to start off with the soups and starters! (Make sure to notice the creative names)

The soups,We tried the Tomato Shorba, Narangi and pumpkin Shorba and Green peas Shorba out of which the Narangi and Pumpkin Shorba was very different and tasty!

Tomato Shorba, The pumpkin and Naarangi Shorba and the Green peas Shorba

For starters, we tried The Vazhalaipoo fritters, Paneer saunfya,Baby corn milagu pirratal , Cheese kurkure and Bharwan dingri kebab! Apart from the Vazhalaipoo fritters(which tasted very similar to normal fries!!) and the cheese kurkure, all the other starters were delicious! especially the paneer and the kebab!

Now moving on to the main course!

We ordered a Paneer Gulmarg(which was amazing!!!), Gobi Dum Mussalam , Bhagarwaj Subzi,Dal Makhanni(most mainstream out of all the curries) and Kofta Brindavan! I was a bit confused on identifying which was which!And also got confused between them, but I can tell you truthfully that all the dishes were delicious!( Personally i never realised vegetarian dishes could be made this good with such varieties! ) To go along with the curries, we also ordered some breads : The cheese and olive Naan, Paneer kulcha, Garlic Naan and Butter naan! (Make sure to get the Cheese and Olive naan onto your to-eat list!)




Now moving onto the best part, The beverages and the desserts ❤ !

They have quite a distinct variety of drinks and desserts!

To drink I would recommend trying the Thandai( which is chill spicy milk with almonds) , The Panagam (Its a mixture of ginger and tamarind!It was a different blend of flavours, so I don’t expect everyone to enjoy it) and the Panchamirtham(Sweet,very sweet!I could make out the taste of Banana,vanilla,dates and cardamom!)


For dessert, we tried :-

The Gulab Jamun Brulee : A truly amazing dessert! It an infused creamy custard along with Gulab jamun and burnt sugar on top. (Must try)

Gulab Jamun Brulee

Shahi Tukda : Fried bread topped with reduced milk(milkmaid) and garnished nuts! The dessert was simple but tasted good!

Shahi Tukda

Anjeer aur Adrak ka halwa(Fig and ginger Halwa) : It was too sweet and thick for my liking… I couldn’t even have more than a spoonful of it.


Lychee aur Thande naariyal ka kheer : Kheer is a main dessert all around kerala! Be it a major festival or even a small greeting,kheer is always served! But i have never even imagined such combination! Lychee and coconut! and It was such a beautiful combination! (Must try )


South Indian Filter coffee and Rose petal flavoured Ice creams : I actually expected it to be the coffee and rose milk flavour, But trust me,it isn’t, especially the filter coffee flavour! All coffee lover – make sure to give this one a try!

Filter kappi and rose-petal flavoured ice creams

Hamsa has quite a lot to offer! And it is not only the vast variety of Vegetarian dishes, but also the beautiful ambience and tasteful decors!

And Hamsa made me believe that Vegetarian food can also be exciting and surprising!

Overall Hamsa is a brilliant experience! With good service,good food and good Ambience! And a special mention to the lovely desserts!

TheFoodFella rating : 4.5/5 !

Happy Fooding 😀



“Vaayil kappalodum” :The Paaykapal review.

Paaykappal Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Finally got a chance to try out the new authentic Kerala cuisine restaurant,The Paaykapal. Launched by entrepreneurs Abraham and Lakshmy, the restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty Kerala dishes from Vegetable stew to Kaada fry(quail) and offers both vegetarians and Non-vegetarians many options to choose from. (It also offers a range of north Indian and Chinese cuisines)


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“73% delicious,27% also delicious”: Flint’s Pizza

Have a look at this review of Flint’s Pizza, Thuraipakkam, Chennai on @Zomato — http://zoma.to/review/38111896

Always been a sucker for good thin crust pizzas, and yet again found another place(This time in Chennai) which not only serves tasty thin crust,but also ‘wood fired oven’ made pizzas! So I decided to try out this place with a bunch of my foodie friends one rainy Thursday evening! Continue reading ““73% delicious,27% also delicious”: Flint’s Pizza”

The Thattu Idli kada.

Tamil Nadu has always been famous for its Dosas and idlis. Be it an early morning Onion Uttapam for breakfast or a Masala dosa for dinner, they make sure that they always serve it hot and tasty. But how about trying out the same from a Banglore based shop? And that’s how we found out the “Vaishnavaa’s Banglore special Thattu Idli and chat shop“.

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The Euro foodie series – There’s always a first.


Europe has always been one of my dream touring destinations,especially Italy and Switzerland. And Finally got a chance at it. A ten day tour covering the important sites in 6 different countries.(Yes,it was a package).But given the short time,it is always hard to get the best of the country’s experience . But nevertheless,i tried getting around and out and tried as many bites as i could. So this is the start of a short yet delightful Bon Viveur’s western European journey.

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Wooden Fired Oven Pizzas at Siji’s

Sijis pizza street Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Ranging from the simplest Margherita(in the honour of the queen) to the meatiest of all,the beef pepperoni and cheese ,I have always been a sucker for pizzas.Be it veg or non-veg,I have always enjoyed a Good well cooked pizza. Especially a Thin crust one.(Its not too heavy,Tastes better  and makes the crust tastier too).

I have been hearing about this new place that opened up for quite a while now. A lot of people like Ashi and Rohan have been recommending this place for quite sometime now. And apparently they have the best pizzas in town.So definitely had to give it a try.

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