Considering I’ve been there three times in the last five days…yes, I believe I’m a fan.
While it has the same owners as Mylapore (in the same plaza)http://www.yelp.com/biz/… , the strategy of owning two vegetarian Indian restaurants in the same plaza works. How? Because the cuisine is very different. Mylapore is traditional South-Indian food while Chaatney is primarily Bombay street food, snack style, quickly prepared, blasts of flavors.
And given that I’m a South Indian from Bombay, this is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for me.
The restaurant is small, galley style, bright and airy, with cheerful colors and large abstract paintings on the walls. The servers are helpful and quick to respond, for the most part. They need to work on eye contact, they seem so shy, it was hard for me to get their attention when I wanted to order more food or get my check. The food is beautifully presented (see my pics: http://www.yelp.com/biz_… ) and delicious. They have hired an award-winning chef and it shows. I tried the bhel puri, dahi sev puri, pani puri, puri combo, malai kulfi, gulab jamun, and the masala chai. All hit the spot. The food is generally served chili-hot, so if you can’t handle the heat, ask for it to be spiced mild.
The little two-seater table immediately to the left by the windows as you walk in is my regular seat…if you are sitting there and you see me come in, I’d appreciate it if you found somewhere else to sit.
1750 Prairie City Rd
Folsom, CA 95630