The magic of Devang can be felt as soon as one enters the Amatra spa section of the Ashok Hotel. And then a board on the left guides you all the way to the back of the hotel, near the pool, where the soothing music, the beautiful décor, and the wonderful fragrance of Devang greets you. Devang House isn’t only about food, it’s so much more. It’s about Ayurveda, how it roots back to our motherland, how different aspects of it can treat every, and any disease. It’s about organic food, about respecting our local, fresh produce that is procured from the neighbouring States. It’s about the community, about holding gripping events that’ll captivate you and keep you coming back for more. And yes, of course, it’s about food, about flavours, about textures and about innovation. It is also about hospitality and making sure that each and every guest that enters Devang House has a novel experience and is sure to revisit.
The interior of the place is relieving and tranquil. The servers are always on their toes to serve the guests and the best part is that they know the menu extremely well. The food menu is very unique with options like khichdi, chilla, thali etc but with the most rarely heard combinations. It’s all about healthy eating and healthy living. The amount of oil or butter or sugar used in the food is absolutely minimal and all ingredients are equally respected and kept as fresh as possible in the preparation. They also have various options for smoothies, which are again made with only natural ingredients and some great options for tea and coffee.
I had the following dishes:
Japanese Sesame Khichdi: Now, who could have thought of something like this! And what an amazing combination it is. And in addition to the khichdi, I absolutely loved the Japanese pickle served with it as well.
Pesto and Sundried Tomato Khichdi: We all have heard of pesto pasta or pesto risotto, and so of course pesto khichdi had to work. It was full of flavour and cooked really well.
Chia Pudding: A refreshing and delicious dessert that is the perfect end to the meal, the Chia Pudding is a must have. It’s usually flavoured with the seasonal fruit and on my visit it was flavoured with mango, which was so delicious!
Chiku and Almond Butter Smoothie: A tasty smoothie made with only natural products and with no added sugars. The taste of the individual elements wasn’t overpowering either, which was great.
South Indian Filter Coffee: I loved the glass in which the coffee was served. And the taste was bang on! It was strong, just how South Indian Filter Coffee is supposed to be.
Agni Tea: I completely fell in love with this tea. With lemon, ginger and black pepper, it’s the perfect cure for anyone who’s suffering from the seasonal flu.
All and all, I had a great time at Devang House and would totally recommend it.