Tonight Sebastian and I delighted our appetites with pure vegetarian Indian Cuisine. We used our Groupon voucher from Maharajah Vegetarian, which offered any two vegetarian curries at merely R65. It is not easy finding a restaurant with an abundant of vegan options that caters for both me and my non-veg boyfriend, so this was an unbelievable offer we couldn’t pass by.
Maharajah Vegetarian is a hidden little gem, tucked away in central Rondebosch (opposite the Woolworths Foods in Main Road). This 20-seater restaurant has been around for 13 years, striving to create happiness through food and inspiring the take-out industry with meat-free dishes that are healthy and delicious. Definitely my type of restaurant! Their dishes are based on a lacto-vegetarian diet, however they cater for us vegans as well. I can honestly declare that I had a feast!
Their overall offering includes everything from appetizers to traditional (vegan) Indian curries, to wraps and roti’s, condiments, Indian drinks and even vegan desserts. Since I have been craving samosas for months, I was overjoyed to indulge into the potato and coriander deep-fried goodness (R4). Oh Indian snack food, my heart rejoices! For mains, the waiter suggested that I try the vegetable Biryani (R55) with cauliflower and aubergine, accompanied by a lentil dal. Sebastian opted for the Butter Chicken (R59) which was spicy soy chicken strips cooked in an even spicier, creamy sauce. On the side we received a tomato and onion salad for the heat and we also ordered a Papadam each (R3).
Every bite was delightful. Sebastian willingly admitted that he didn’t even miss the ‘real chicken’ in his dish – for a moment he truly forgot he was enjoying a meat-free meal. The portions are substantial and the prices really reasonable. I had to order half of my meal as a take-away as I literally could not manage another bite. With us making use of Groupon’s staggering R65 special, our bill came to a whole R10!!! Can you even image?
Thank you to the spice masters for a magnificent meal! We will definitely be visiting Maharajah Vegetarian again soon. Veggies, I encourage you to give them a try as well and remember to keep your eyes peeled to Groupon’s daily deals – they have amazing specials that surprisingly cater for our vegan needs as well.
Contact Maharajah Vegetarian:
- Address: Fountain Square, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
- Phone number: (0)21 685 7891
- Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://vegetarianfoods.co.za
- Follow Maharajah Vegetarian on Facebook and Twitter
Do you love Indian cuisine? What is your favourite vegan Indian dish?