August 1, 2014

Rasa Dhatu





Timings: Lunch 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and Dinner 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on all days except Tuesday

Cuisine: Organic food, Vegetarian

Hunger hotline: 0821 2413090

Spice Levels: Low to Medium

Rasa Dhatu, a restaurant serving organic food, is nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Vani Vilasa Mohalla, just off Kalidasa Road. The restaurant boasts of healthy, home style cooking using organic ingredients. Since this is what we were looking for, we decided to check out the food and landed up one day for lunch.
The restaurant is housed on the first floor of a building (there is a lift, in case you find the stairs difficult) which also houses Dhatu, the organic store. As we entered, we were greeted by nice soothing music and a cheerful waiter. The interiors are cozy, bright  and nicely done up. 

As we sat down, the waiter handed us the menu card and we were set to start.
The menu comprised not only of the usual salads, soups and starters but also had whole wheat and multi grain chapati, brown rice, fresh fruit juices, Kashaya (healing drink), vegan milk and some interesting desserts. There was also the day's special written on a board. 
I ordered the leek soup and my friend decided to try the lemon grass tea. The leek soup was light, fresh and wholesome with a nice dose of pepper thrown in and I would highly recommend it on a wet/winter day.  The lemon grass tea was fresh and the smell of lemon grass was appetizing. Incidentally, the menu indicates that they offer more than 40 varieties of tea from across the world.
Leek Soup
Lemon Grass Tea

Next we ordered we ordered the Potato Kababs and the Hara Bhara Kababs as starters,. The Potato Kababs were disappointing as they were nothing but boiled potato coated with corn flour and deep fried! Not at all healthy, one would say! The Hara Bhara Kababs were good, spiced just right and we enjoyed them.

Potato Kababs
Hara Bhara Kababs

For the main course, I ordered the Basmati Rice and Rajma curry combo. It was certainly well cooked and the spices were just right. I loved every bit of it. If you are in a rush, you could make this your meal (it is accompanied by papad and pickle).

Rajma and Rice!
My friend tried the whole wheat pasta with the Basil leaf Pesto sauce. She found it a little bland. Would appeal to foreigners, but for the Indian palate, it needs an additional dash of spice.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Basil Pesto Sauce

By the time we had finished tucking into the main course, we were stuffed. But as always, what is a meal without dessert! While there were many interesting items on the menu, we noticed the Millet based desserts and ordered the Ragi Laddus. The taste, at first, did not seem to be appealing but we loved it. It is an acquired taste and is close to the taste of rice, roasted and powdered. We would recommend the Ragi Laddus for dessert.

A 4-course meal for two would cost approximately Rs. 800-1000. It is a great hangout place and the food is good. For those of us who like vegetarian fare, this place is worth a visit.

I must mention here, that unlike in many other restaurants that we’ve visited, the waiter here was very knowledgeable and cheerful. We will definitely be going back to Rasa Dhatu for more and recommend that you check out the restaurant too. We would love to hear your views.


So what Mysore Foodies finally say: (5-Excellent)

Food- 4.5 burrrps!

Ambience- 4.5 burrrrps!

Price- 4 burps!

Service- 4 burps!





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