The rich spices and flavors of the sub-continent combine to make unbeatable delicacies. Until a few decades ago, a lot of tourists faced the problem of not getting to enjoy Indian food in the Maldives. But the increasing numbers of Indian tourists in the islands have led to numerous resorts offering a wide range of Indian food. From the flavour of Punjab to taste of Kerala, you can have well diverse range of menu in these resorts which have Indian food restaurants.
Let us have a look at some of the resorts that present exquisite Indian menus to their guests.
Some items might be available depending on dining time which you can check with the restaurant. Resorts will be always open to customisation of dish as per your preference.
Tandoor Mahal in Kuramathi is one of the most renowned places for Indian cuisine in the Maldives. As the name suggests, the restaurant is best known for its Biryani and classic tandoor dishes.
The spices of North and South India combine to form zestful dishes which are hard to resist. Along with Biryani and classic tandoori dishes, the restaurant also offers an assortment of rice and curries. Once a week, the guests get to enjoy their “Discover Indian Food” buffet amidst the lush gardens.
The interior of the restaurant is perfectly themed with its name ‘mahal’, meaning a traditional Indian palace. The Tandoor Mahal is open every day for dinner from 7.00 PM to 10.30 PM
The Paradise Island Resort and Spa comes with various restaurants adhering to different cuisines but the Bageecha restaurant is something you cannot miss if you are looking for Indian food.
The affordable price and impeccable service is what make this restaurant extremely popular among its Indian guests. Their main dining area, the Bageecha Restaurant, serves vegetarian as well as Indian food options.
Starting from a variety of naans and Indian bread to Indian main courses consisting of chicken and prawn dishes, you have it all! It offers an extensive buffet that not only features Indian dishes but also has a vast Asian menu to offer. The buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
Mahal in Kurumba Maldives attracts tourists across India because of its authentic blend of North Indian and South Indian dishes. It has a selection of delicious vegetarian dishes which are rare to find in the Maldives.
The menu offers starters like aloo chaat or kebabs, various naans and rotis, a different tandoor section, Indian curries like Gosht Rogan Juice and Murgh Masala, and Biryani Rice options. The Indian thali is satiating enough for one. The desserts section has Gulab Jamun and a selection of halwas. There is also a separate children’s menu section that offers less spicy, homemade food along with exciting beverages. Tropical fruits, kulfi, and homemade smoothies are the favorites from the kid’s menu.
The magnificent yet elegant interiors of the restaurant and the soft instrumentals of Hindi melodies will give you the best luxurious dining experience along with flawless staff and service. The restaurant is open six nights a week from 7-9.30 p.m. every night.
Just Veg in Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is among the top 10 best restaurants in the Maldives. Just Veg was the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives. As the name suggests, this is a pure veg restaurant that caters to the needs of so many Indians who are authentic vegetarians since birth.
The meal plan of this restaurant comes with an all-inclusive plus package so that you don’t have to worry about searching for suitable veg options for dining. Along with Indian traditional vegetarian dishes, the restaurant also offers some contemporary culinary trends from the Mediterranean and Arabic regions.
You can choose from a selection of salads, appetizers, curries, and lentils like the famous Dal Makhni, Paneer Tikka Masala, and Chana Bahtura. After this enormous delicacy, you can always go for the Maharaja Favourite – an authentic sweet dish of India made from immersing bread into rich saffron milk reduction. Meat lovers who want to experiment differently with their palates can definitely give this a try.
Located alongside the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean, Just Veg is an experience you don’t want to miss!
#5 Sun Siyam Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa
Sun Siyam Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa is famous for its excellent villas and extraordinary restaurants and bars. Along with eight other restaurants, Namaste in Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa also offers stunning dining experiences in the resort.
This open kitchen serves flavors and spices of authentic Indian dishes that are hard to beat. The exotic spices of the land mixed with the well-crafted dining experience is a hard combination to beat altogether.
The scent of rich and creamy Indian curries, non-veg spicy masala dishes, freshly baked bread and naans, and authentic desserts of the land fill the air in this open kitchen restaurant. The food is served either in intimate individual cabanas or beach fronted ones. If you are lucky, you may also get a complimentary cake, wine, and a full four-course meal here on your birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon.
The restaurant is open from 6.30-10.00 at night but it is recommended to make reservations beforehand.
The award-winning restaurant, Baraabaru at Four Seasons Kuda Hura is prominent for its combination of local seafood with Indian flavors along with the magnificent architecture of Kerala.
The Thali menu consists of yogurt fritters as appetizers, and the main course of roomali roti, prawn curry, Kadai Paneer, Murgh Malai Tikka, and other savories. The special Indian masala chai-flavored panna cotta is a must-have! The dinner offers an extensive menu of Noorani Seekh Kebab, Dahi ke Kebab, Tandoori Murgh, Ajwani Fish Tikka, the special Biryani, and a long list of local specialties mixed with Indian flavors.
There are also some limited vegetarian options to try from. Dessert items like Faluda and Rasmalai with Rabdi steal the show in the end. The signature dishes include the Masala Tea Pannacotta, Tandoor Tapas, and the Rann Kebab. The restaurant also offers a half-day cooking class for interested guests where they can learn to make an authentic Indian meal.
Baraabaru is open six days a week except Tuesdays from 7.00-10.30 at night.
#7 Hideaway Beach Resort
The Samsara restaurant in the Hideaway Beach Resort is an award-winning restaurant that serves fusion Thai, Indian and Japanese dishes.
The menu is a mix of authentic Indian and Japanese dishes along with a few exquisite fusion specialties. It has a separate list of vegetarian starters and main courses that include the traditional Hara Bhara Kabab, Tandoori Bharwa Aloo, Tandoori Cauliflower, Paneer Methi Malai, Dal Tadka, and vegetable Kofta.
The fresh ‘From The Sea’ section has a variety of prawn, chicken, and meat dishes like the famous Goan Prawn Curry, Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Mutton Rogan Josh. The dessert accompaniments include Gulab Jamun and Kulfi.
Samsara has an open-air terrace which gives the perfect feel of a romantic dinner seated by the blue lagoon and makes it an unforgettable, overwhelming experience altogether.
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives are located in Kaafu Atoll within Emboodhoo Lagoon. Resort is just 15 min speed boat drive from Valena International Airport. Both of the resort connects to CROSSROAD, a fine dining and shopping destination built all together in conjugation with resort.
Kebab & Kurry located in the heart of CROSSROAD serves authentic Indian cuisine that will definitely delights your sense. The colours and vibrancy of Indian cuisine will let’s you have a holistic Indian Ocean experience. Succulent and bursting with flavour traditional curry menu, veg and non veg items coupled with Indian roti and naan experience will elevate your dining appetite. Restaurant Menu
#9 Taj Exotica Maldives
24 Degrees is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives all-day dining outlet where you get a la carte menu items and have freedom to choose your favouritism. Resturant serve mix of Maldivian and Indian food and if to be said precisely it’s Multi-Cuisine restaurants that serves pan-asian items.
You get to enjoy best of Indian food in Maldives at 24 degree. Be it breakfast items like masala omelettes , healthy juices, aloo parathas, egg bhurji or Full course meal items like curry, paneer tikka, roti and rice, you will experience flavour of home food with 24 degree restaurant.
You can enjoy south Indian food as well. You can enjoy stunning views of sunlit tropical seas during the day and star studded skies reflecting velvety in dark ocean while having your meal.
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