A Dedicated Family of Chefs

We’ve been creating delicious food for over 35 years

Nalaas!

This restaurant was named after Nalaas- the legendary cook in Indian mythology whose life was redeemed by his culinary skills. In Sankrit, the art of cooking a feast is called Nala Bhaham – named after King Nala. Nalaas brings to your enjoyment authentic cuisine from this ancient tradition as it is now practiced in the modern South Indian State of Tamil Nadu. South Indian cuisine uses rice and lentils to make wonderful dosas, idlis, vadas and uttapams being delicious besides being nourishing and easily digestible. They are combined with flavorsome sambar (dal), rasam (tamarind dal), as well as dry and curried vegetable. We also bring you exciting range of meat, poultry and vegetable dishes from Madras (now Chennai) and from the culinary styles of the southern regions in Tamil Nadu, namely; Kaaraikudi and Chettinaadu.

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Locally Sourced & Organic Food

We are constantly buying and helping local businesses and organic farmers, with locally sourced produce.

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Our Love for Food

South Indian food, particularly Tamil Nadu, brings to mind idlis, dosas, sambhar and vada. Beside these immensely popular classics, there are more tasty fares. In south India there are hugfe numbers of vegetarian dishes. The food in this region use generous amount of spices and coconuts.The final tempering with oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried red chilies and urad dal is similar for most of the dishes.

The Malabar Coast in the South India is famous for its spices of pungent aromas that lured many foreign invaders like the Dutch, the French and the English. Cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are some of the notable spices, which are found in abundance in the South. The availability of coconut, fish and root tubers have influenced the culinary creations of the South. Rice is the staple food for the people of South India instead of wheat, which is more popular in northern states. In Kerala, the staple food of the people is fish accompanied with steaming rice of big size In Kerala, the staple food of the people is fish accompanied with steaming rice of big size. Banana chips and jackfruit chips are the specialty snacks of this state and most of the visitors make sure they have at least a few bags of these items in their carry home luggage!