Of late, Hyderabad is seeing quite a slew of vegetarian dining options . All the better for herbivores in the city. The latest to join the pact is Tatva, a fine dining restaurant by the Rajdhani group.
Its modern twist on traditional dishes is quite a refreshing change from the usual ho-hum vegetarian fare. Salt to Taste was invited to sample their latest offering and was impressed by majority of the dishes. There were a few items that didn’t quite make the cut but then I’ve interacted with Chef Naveen Nagaraj before and he’s always very open to feedback and suggestions and builds upon it constructively.
Here are a few dishes that really stood out and are highly recommended. Lets start from the very beginning – the starters. If I had to choose just one from their extensive range, the Kamalkakdi Ke Galauti wins hands down.You’d be hard pressed to tell these were made of lotus stems!
Close contenders to the first place would also be Crackling Spinach and Jalepeno Poppers. Loved the range of cuisines on offer at one table – right from Mexican, to Thai, to Middle Eastern treats, its all here on your plate.
The quirky twist of traditional naans generously splattered with olives was a nice addition. The Cannelloni Florentine and Risotto was delicious too. No surprises here since Western cuisine is Chef Naveen’s forte.
Desserts are again, a global sugar rush – right from Spanish Tres Leche to American Baked Cheese Cake, to English Banoffee Pie to our own uniquely desi – Paan Tantra.
Would highly recommend Tatva not only for getting most of its flavours spot on, but also presenting such a diverse variety of world cuisines and options to vegetarians.
Just as the word Tatva in Sanskrit means ‘reality’ or ‘truth’, this restaurant lives up to its name by giving us a reality check on why it’s attractive to be vegetarian. Ghaas phoos will win you over.
1st Floor,SL Jubilee, Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad