Dal as you like it

It’s fair to say, finding a plate of pocket-friendly dal-roti in Visakhapatnam is still like finding a needle in a haystack. Especially if you like your rotis served warm. But luckily for us, we found Shree Shyam, a homely eating place, where one can enjoy a meal in peace.

Rajesh Sharma, the owner says, “My father started this place 20 years ago, after handing over the family business of sweets to his brothers. Since then we have been serving north Indian meals because there hasn’t been much demand for Rajasthani cuisine. However, we take orders if someone requests us to make dal baati or kichadi kadhi for 10 or more people.” According to him, the restaurant is most busy during lunch hours.

I order the largest thali on the menu with a glass of Lassi. It looks legit. In many places, a portion of sambar finds itself included in the thali, but not here. Instead, its got all the favourites from up North.

I am served matter paneer, the classic also ki sabji, mixed vegetable, yellow dal, jeera rice, dahi boondi, chopped onions, aloo paratha, Missi roti, chapati and gulab jamun.

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