Idli and Dosa might be as common and easily available as Vada Pav in Mumbai. However, authentic Veg Tamil food in Mumbai is a different story. Of course we are not totally out of luck. If you are in South Mumbai, Dakshinayan in Walkeshwar is a great place to savor some authentic veg Tamil cuisine. Located on Teen Batti Road, it’s not very far from major south mumbai hotels.
Looks and interiors of Dakshinayan are very ordinary, benches are uncomfortable, is too tiny, has long waiting time but the awesomely delicious food makes up for everything. We found Dosas, Idlis, Papads, Vada, Coconut Rice and Tamarind rice served here simply heavenly. Curd Rice and Appam with Stew were not that good. And for a change the sambhar was not sweetened. Molagapodi, Dahi Vada, Ragi Dosai, Adai Dosai, Medu Vada, and Thayir Sadam are amongst the most popular dishes here.
Given its inexpensive menu, Dakshinayan is a good place for a group meal too.
Address: Dakshinayan, 183, Teen Batti Road, Walkeshwar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai ,400006