Friday, September 10, 2010

BM Review: Cholayil Sanjeevanam

Cholayil Sanjeevanam, a veg 'health' restaurant, the first of its kind in the city, opened it's doors in Bangalore. The Cholayil group is a large family that's given us the Medimix soap and a host of Ayurvedic products. The review can be read here.

My guests were a colleague of mine from work, as well as P and his parents (P's parents and my colleague were the official guests). We first went to dinner (which is when I learnt that the Rajakeeyam meals are served only for lunch). So we first had dinner (no pictures of that), and I came the next day and had lunch, which I must admit, althouh simple, was quite refreshing.

The dishes of the Rajakeeyam meals are to be had in a specific order, starting with slices of plantain with a sprinkling of grated coconut. This is followed by 5 juices - date juice, nut milk, veg clear soup, harita buttermilk, and bran rice water - to be had in that particular order itself. This is then followed by four raw veg dishes, then four semi-cooked veg dishes, and then four cooked veg dishes. The carbohydrates follow, with brown and white rice, along with avial, sambhar, rasam, murkuzhambu, and is finally wound up with buttermilk and payasa. Finally, a spoonful of honey is offered as the final ingredient to aid in the digestion process.

The apertifs

Raw vegetables

Semi-cooked vegetables

Cooked vegetables with brown rice

The card showing the order in which the dishes are to be consumed

The finishing touches to the meal

Food: Nice concept, simple and tasty.
$$$: Cheap. Rs 200 per person.
Service: Not very evident for a buffet, although the staff will answer your queries about the food.
Verdict: Worth a visit if you want to enjoy unlimited veg food according to the principles of naturopathy.
Extra info: The signature meal, Rajakeeyam meals, is only during lunch, and is a buffet. Dinner is also buffet, with a different spread.

Cholayil Sanjeevanam, #50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadana, Koramangala 2nd Block, Bangalore. Phone: 25631962

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Anonymous said...

Nice to know you havn't forgotten the grass eaters :)


callezee said...

Thanks for the info.I added this in my list to taste.

Anonymous said...

Food is very good, but it will be good if we know how to prepare that as well.. as we don't go to resturant everyday


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