Hearty Meal Banana Leaf Rice @ Sri Paandi Restaurant in Petaling Jaya (Sek 11) by FollowMeToEatLa
Wholesome & Tasty Banana Leaf Rice
One of my favourite Indian restaurant to go to when craving for some real authentic banana leaf rice is no other than the Sri Paandi which is located at Seksyen 11, off the junction nearby to Universiti Hospital. Ample indoors & outdoors seating are available but I would always prefer the air conditioned ones inside the restaurant.
The food served here is both tasty & cheap as the basic vegetarian set costs RM 4.50 with unlimited topping/add ons. It consists of rice, 4 vegetables dishes, papadom, rasam, yoghurt & curry gravy either the chicken, fish or dhall. I always look forward to coming here when observing vegetarian diet on the 1st & 15th of the Chinese calender.
Meaty Deep Fried Chicken with the original set
For meat lovers, they offer a wide selection of mutton curry, fish curry, chicken varuval and chicken curry too. In addition to that, they have deep fried of everything else ie chicken, tenggiri fillet, kembung, sotong & many more. Fried food goes well with banana leaf. I opt for some fried chicken choosing the meaty part of the chicken breast. It was well-marinated with spices, aromatic and spicy much to my liking. Serving was good too as it was a thick piece of meat which I believe it's even enough to be share by two. It cost only RM 5.00 per piece.
I would recommend the chicken curry gravy & rasam to go with the rice as it's absolutely delicious. South Indian meals does not complete without a rasam. Rasam or Saaru is a South Indian soup which can be eaten with rice or separately as soup. It's a light, tangy & flavorful soup made using tomato, lentils, crushed whole pepper, cumin seeds and garlic.
Crunchy Deep Fried Fish
One of the many choices of deep fried fish, and this one costs around RM 7.00 per piece.
Deep Fried Salted Chillies
Try eating this with your rice, it has the combination of saltish & spiciness to add some oomph into your meal. Not for the faint heart as it comes across extremely hot to burn your tongue.
Here's bowls of healthy yoghurt with the friendly & efficient staff that goes around serving the patrons. (& not camera shy too, they even reminded me to share this pics on FB with them, hahaha !)
Indian light bites,sweet cakes,palkhova & jelebi
There are assorted Indian light bites, dessert & cakes like the palkhova and the Jelebi, some which it's too sweet for me.
Anyhow, you can eat to your heart content with unlimited rice, vegetables, gravies & others & as for me, this is a appetising, hearty meal for me any time of the month!
Date of Visit : 2013-07-20
Address : 37, Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4, Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya.