Indian restaurant opens at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, combining flavors of North & South India

PUBLISHED Mar 2, 2023

Inside “adityaa”

The Indian restaurant “adityaa” opened on February 8 at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo (24 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03) in Kollupitiya, Colombo.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of North Indian dishes and “thali,” a platter of South Indian cuisine. Chef Mangal Singh, a native of the Indian Himalayas, has 13 years of experience in Indian cuisine, both in Sri Lanka and India. Influenced by the food his mother cooked for him as a child, he says he has incorporated his mother’s recipes into the restaurant’s menu.

The interior of the restaurant is finished in brown and beige tones, with tables, chairs, and beams all made of dark brown wood. The walls are decorated with carved-frame mirrors and arabesque patterns to evoke the diversity of Indian culture.

The restaurant offers a diverse menu of about 50 items, including vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes. Some examples are Tandoori Chicken (from Rs. 4,400), grilled in a tandoor oven; Biryani (from Rs. 2,400) with a choice of five ingredients; Malvani (Rs. 2,400), a coconut milk-based curry with crab meat; Mutton Rogan Josh (Rs. 5,000); and Palak Paneer (Rs. 1,600), paneer and spinach curry. The dessert menu includes Keshar Kulfi, Indian ice cream; Phirni, rice pudding; and Taaze Phal, an assortment of fruits and ice cream.

  • Table seating of “adityaa”

  • Drink serving station

  • Example of curry from “adityaa”

  • Example of assortment from “adityaa”