As an NRI (Non-Residential Indian), travelling back to India always fills me with a sense of anticipation. There's something about the familiar sights, sounds, and of course, the food, that tugs at my heartstrings. This time, my journey brought me to Chennai International Airport, Terminal 2, where a pleasant surprise awaited me – the recently opened Sangeetha Veg Restaurant Chennai, located near Gate 5.
The name 'Sangeetha' has always been synonymous with authentic South Indian cuisine in my family. I had heard tales of its delectable dosas, aromatic sambar, and melt-in-your-mouth idlis. Having lived abroad for several years, I had missed these flavours dearly, and here was an opportunity to relive those cherished memories.
Stepping into the Sangeetha Restaurant Airport, I was immediately enveloped in a warm and inviting ambiance. The walls adorned with traditional Indian art and the soothing music playing in the background transported me to a bygone era. It was a perfect setting to embark on a culinary journey.
The menu at Sangeetha Veg Restaurant Chennai was a treasure trove of South Indian delights, featuring everything from classic dosas to rich biryanis. I decided to start with a simple yet comforting masala dosa – a crispy, golden-brown delight filled with a spiced potato mixture. It arrived at my table accompanied by an array of chutneys and sambar.
As I took my first bite, I was flooded with nostalgia. The dosa was exactly as I remembered it – perfectly crisp on the outside, with a flavorful, piping hot filling on the inside. The sambar was a symphony of spices and flavours, just like the ones my grandmother used to make. It was as if I had been transported back to her kitchen.
The ghee podi idli was another must-try, with its soft, fluffy texture soaked in fragrant ghee and served with a delectable tomato chutney. The sambhar vada, a delightful combination of crispy vadas immersed in flavorful sambar, was a revelation.
For those craving more South Indian goodness, the uttapam – a savoury pancake topped with vegetables and served with coconut chutney – was a savoury delight that couldn't be missed.
For those looking for an authentic South Indian experience, Sangeetha Veg Restaurant Airport also offers various varieties of Dosas and sweets, each bursting with bold flavours and perfect for sharing.
What truly amazed me was the authenticity of the food. Sangeetha Restaurant Chennai Airport had managed to capture the essence of South Indian cuisine flawlessly. The flavours were bold, the ingredients fresh, and the presentation impeccable. It was a culinary experience that transcended the boundaries of an airport restaurant.
As I savoured every bite, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of gratitude. Sangeetha Veg Restaurant Chennai had not only brought the taste of South India to the international travellers passing through Chennai International Airport, but it had also brought a piece of home to NRIs like me. It was a reminder that no matter how far we travel, our roots and our culinary heritage remain an integral part of who we are.