There are a handful of vegetarian restaurants in Cochin but finding one that leaves you happy and wanting to go back soon is hard to find. Yet, I found one – the Brindhavan Vegetarian Restaurant, located in Palarivattom.
Everything about the place was near to perfect, right from the beginning to the end. We walked in on a weekday night and much to our surprise the place was full. However, within minutes, we were directed to a table and given the menu card.
The menu looked very appealing with South Indian, North Indian and Chinese options. Apart from this, they also had the day’s special, three different dishes each day, which itself was tempting if not for the rest of the menu. We were spoilt with choice leaving us confused on what to order. Finally, after going through the menu a couple of times, we ordered for a plate of Vada, Ghee Roast, Wheat Idiyappam and Vegetable Stew, Five Taste Oothappam, and Mushroom Upma, the last two being the day’s special. I was excited to try the Mushroom Upma and was eagerly looking forward to it when we were told that the Mushroom Upma was not available, much to my disappointment, leaving me with no choice but to go through the menu again before settling for the Puttu Set.