Established in 1947, Komala Vilas has a long history and is a household name in Singapore. The restaurant is a typical South Indian Restaurant serving authentic Indian Food on banana leaf. It serves the finest South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine in Singapore.
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, together with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dined at the simple restaurant in 2015.
I accompanied my overseas friends to visit the buzzing ethnic district, Little India and brought them for a treat at Komala Vilas.
We ordered two types of South Indian foods - Bhattura and Masala Dosai.
The Masala Dosai is a pancake made from lentil, rice flour with mashed potato fillings. The dish is served together with sambar, dhal, and chutney. I loved the crispy crust and the flavoursome Masala mashed potato. The mashed potato has a nice fragrance that you simply cannot stop eating it until it is all gone. I loved to dip it with dhal curry best. The Dhal curry is made up of lentils, chilli, and spices. Combined together, they are very good. (Food rating: 4.8/5)
Bhattura is served with chenna masala, onion, lemon and chilli. A fluffy deep-fried leavened bread made of white flour, yogurt, ghee or oil, and yeast or baking powder. This is often eaten with chickpea curry or chenna masala. Squeeze the lime into the chickpea curry. Break the Bhattura and scoop the chenna masala. Bite off the raw green chilli for added spiciness. (Food rating: 4/5)
Address: 76-78 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217981
Business Hours: 7.00am - 10.30pm (Including Sundays and Public Holidays)
Recommended dishes: Masala Dosai
Ambience: Do visit Komala Vilas if you want to immense into the rich Indian culture.