Kipling Masala is tucked away from the city on East Coast Road, this North Indian restaurant is just a year old, and is an extension of the older Kipling Café, located in the same premises. The restaurant has 46 covers and an amazing outdoor seating area, with each table housed in tiny huts.
The décor is distinctly Indian with traditional motifs painted on the walls and earthy lamps. The ambience is cozy and best for nice, lazy diners. Kipling Masala offers speciality North Indian dishes to Chennai’s casual dining crowd. We would definitely recommend the kebabs. “We have over 11 varieties of kebabs and have created a different marination for each,” says senior sous chef Manigandan. The Afghani Chicken Kebab is the winner here. Do not miss the Mutton Roghan Josh, Mutton Boti Kebab and Gosht Galawati Kebab. For vegetarians, the Paneer Kohlapuri Tikka, marinated in red chilli paste and tandoor- grilled, are a must- try, as are the Sarson ka Saag and Dal Makhni. Do dig into the Stuffed Cheeseand- Garlic Parantha that is perfect even if it’s just be paired with green chutney.
Insider tip You can always ask the chef to tweak the food to suit your spice preferences. Where No. 16, L. Jey Avenue, Akkarai, East Coast Road
MEal for two Rs. 1,200