Review of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India]

Chettinad door frame top with intricate carvings restored, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Savya Rasa is bound to change your view on the South Indian food that most of us know as limited to Idli, Dosa, Uttappa, etc. But just as with most cuisines, there is so so so much more to South Indian food than just that!

You may keep reading, or skip to the photos.

The owner of Savya Rasa: Mr Uday Balaji has taken serious efforts to create the experience. There is a story behind everything, be it the simplest of the pillars, door-frames, etc. of the premises, or be it about how the recipies and chefs have been discovered. From decor, look and feel, usage of antiques and South Indian art, to research of South Indian cuisines, their authentic recipies, color and aroma, chef-hunt, etc., everything is given so much attention to, that the outcome of the efforts is a truly outstanding restaurant. Do make a visit to Savya Rasa to feel it for yourself personally.

I am so glad that Carpe Diem invited me for a food tasting session at Savya Rasa. Thank you hosts Carina and Shivangi for ensuring a comfortable event.

Following was the menu for the event…

Drinks:
• Sambaram
• Kulukki Sharbat

Starters:
• Venchina Mamsa Koora
• Koon Ularthiyathu
• Chemeen Podi-ittu Varuthathu
• Cheniga Pappu Vada
• Kozhi Podi Varuval
• Biskuthambade

Mains:
• Bun Parota
• Kambu Rotti
• Milagu Kozhi Chettinad
• Gutti Venkaya Masala
• Pollachi Kari Kozhambu
• Batata Pathanja Gassi
• Idiyappa Idly
• Chepala Pulusu
• Saiva Veral Kozhambu
• Thalassery Meen Biriyani
• Malli Saadam

Desserts:
• Obbatlu
• Karuppati Halwa
• Sulaimani Tea

I am a vegetarian, non-alcoholic person. I eat eggs sometimes however. The best of the servings in my view was the "Bun Parota" [contains eggs]. The flavour and preparation is so perfect that you have to go to Savya Rasa to eat it and feel it yourself. And oh yes, do sip the Sulaimani Tea — unbeatable!

The address and phone number of Savya Rasa are…
Gera Serenity, Near Koregaon Park Petrol Pump, Off North Main Road, Behind Starbucks Coffee, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001, Maharashtra, India
Phones: +91 20 3049 1155, +91 91300 95522

Here is the location map below. You can easily get driving directions on this interactive map by Google…


Enjoy the photos of Savya Rasa…

Sulemani Chai
Sulemani Chai at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Cheniga Pappu Vada
Cheniga Pappu Vada at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Cash box on the Kankku Pillai accounts table
Cash box on the Kankku Pillai accounts table at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Karuppati Halwa with Obbatlu
Close-up of Karuppati Halwa with Obbatlu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Karuppati Halwa with Obbatlu
Karuppati Halwa with Obbatlu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A game that people used to play in the old times
A game that people used to play in the old times, on display at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Kulukki Sharbat
Kulukki Sharbat at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Chemeen Podi-ittu Varuthathu
Close-up of Chemeen Podi-ittu Varuthathu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Chemeen Podi-ittu Varuthathu
Chemeen Podi-ittu Varuthathu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Biskuthambade
Close-up of Biskuthambade at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Biskuthambade
Biskuthambade at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Koon Ularthiyathu
Close-up of Koon Ularthiyathu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Koon Ularthiyathu
Koon Ularthiyathu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Kozhi Podi Varuval
Kozhi Podi Varuval at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Kozhi Podi Varuval
Close-up of Kozhi Podi Varuval at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Coconut chutney served with Cheniga Pappu Vada
Coconut chutney served with Cheniga Pappu Vada at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Cheniga Pappu Vada
Close-up of Cheniga Pappu Vada at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Chutney served with Cheniga Pappu Vada
Chutney served with Cheniga Pappu Vada at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Venchina Mamsa Koora
Venchina Mamsa Koora at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Venchina Mamsa Koora
Close-up of Venchina Mamsa Koora at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Arisi Vadagam
Close-up of Arisi Vadagam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Arisi Vadagam
Arisi Vadagam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A coffee cocktail
A coffee cocktail at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Sambaram
Sambaram at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Seating arrangement near the kitchen
Seating arrangement near the kitchen of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Seating arrangement for two guests
Seating arrangement for two guests at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Decorative lamps
Decorative lamps of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Wooden chairs
Wooden chairs at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Large family seating arrangement
Large family seating arrangement at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Family seating arrangement
Family seating arrangement at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Couple seating arrangement
Couple seating arrangement at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Group seating arrangement
Group seating arrangement at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Antique large cooking vessels
Antique large cooking vessels of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Aranmula Kanadi - a metal alloy mirror
Aranmula Kanadi - a metal alloy mirror, on display at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Wooden chair
Wooden chair at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Cloth work with restaurant name
Cloth work with restaurant name, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Towards the upper floor
Towards the upper floor of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Welcome porch with steps sided by Yalis
Welcome porch with steps sided by Yalis, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

South Indian temple-like entrance
South Indian temple-like entrance of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Painting showing Laxman, Ram and Hanuman
Painting showing Laxman, Ram and Hanuman, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Painting showing conversation between Hanuman and Ravan
Painting showing conversation between Hanuman and Ravan, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Painting showing Seeta at Ashok Vatika
Painting showing Seeta at Ashok Vatika, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Entrance
Entrance of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Sign board
Sign board of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

The attendants and the event hosts
The attendants and the event hosts at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Reception seating
Reception seating at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Seating area for a large family
Seating area for a large family, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A decorative lamp with lighting effect on the roof
A decorative lamp with lighting effect on the roof of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Antiques on display in a private dining room
Antiques on display in a private dining room of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Semi-private dining area with Pattamadai Pai mat
Semi-private dining area with Pattamadai Pai mat, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A beautiful painting
A beautiful painting at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Seating area near the kitchen
Seating area near the kitchen of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Khandarappam
Close-up of Khandarappam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Khandarappam
Khandarappam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Sulaimani Tea
Sulaimani Tea at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A cocktail
A cocktail at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Cut Obbatlu
Cut Obbatlu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Tree of Life - A Kalamkari form of painting that is made using vegetable colours
Tree of Life - A Kalamkari form of painting that is made using vegetable colours, at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Bydagi Mary
Bydagi Mary at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Obbatlu
Obbatlu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Varutharacha Masala
Varutharacha Masala at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam
Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Godhi Huggi
Godhi Huggi at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Coffee
Coffee at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Thalassery Meen Biriyani
Close-up of Thalassery Meen Biriyani at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Thalassery Meen Biriyani
Thalassery Meen Biriyani at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Different types of sugar served with tea and coffee
Different types of sugar served with tea and coffee at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Vetrilai Poondu Sadam
Vetrilai Poondu Sadam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Nei Pathiri
Nei Pathiri at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Nalukettu Kari Curry
Nalukettu Kari Curry at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Nalukettu Kari Curry with Nei Pathiri
Nalukettu Kari Curry with Nei Pathiri at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Vetrilai Poondu Sadam
Close-up of Vetrilai Poondu Sadam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Vetrilai Poondu Sadam
Vetrilai Poondu Sadam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A ceiling with special lighting on Madras roof tiles
A ceiling at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune] with special lighting on Madras roof tiles

Guddu Pulusu with Dibba Rotti
Guddu Pulusu with Dibba Rotti at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Guddu Pulusu
Close-up of Guddu Pulusu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Guddu Pulusu
Guddu Pulusu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Dibba Rotti
Dibba Rotti at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Pollachi Kari Kozhambu
Close-up of Pollachi Kari Kozhambu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Pollachi Kari Kozhambu
Pollachi Kari Kozhambu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Pollachi Kari Kozhambu with Bun Parotas
Pollachi Kari Kozhambu with Bun Parotas at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Bun Parota
Bun Parota at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Bun Parotas
Bun Parotas at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Appam
Close-up of Appam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Erachi Stew
Close-up of Erachi Stew at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Erachi Stew
Erachi Stew at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Appam with Erachi Stew
Appam with Erachi Stew at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Appam
Appam at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Bendakkai Gojju with Jolada Roti
Bendakkai Gojju with Jolada Roti at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Bendakkai Gojju
Close-up of Bendakkai Gojju at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Jolada Roti
Jolada Roti at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Bendakkai Gojju
Bendakkai Gojju at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Ulli Theeyal
Ulli Theeyal at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Kuthari Choru with Ulli Theeyal
Kuthari Choru with Ulli Theeyal at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Kuthari Choru
Kuthari Choru at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

A decorative antique serving spoon
A decorative antique serving spoon at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

2 antique vessels
2 antique vessels at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Antique vessels
Antique vessels of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

An antique vessel in a showcase
An antique vessel in a showcase at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Antique milk can
Antique milk can at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

An antique vessel
An antique vessel on display at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

An antique vessel
An antique vessel at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Antique tiffin vessels
Antique tiffin vessels on display at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Kuzhi Paniyaram
Close-up of Kuzhi Paniyaram at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Kuzhi Paniyaram
Kuzhi Paniyaram at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Punukulu with Allam Pachadi
Punukulu with Allam Pachadi at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Allam Pachadi with Punukulu
Allam Pachadi with Punukulu at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Anjal Rava Fry
Close-up of Anjal Rava Fry at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Anjal Rava Fry
Anjal Rava Fry at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Patrode
Patrode at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Royala Iggru plate
Royala Iggru plate at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Royala Iggru
Royala Iggru at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Pallipalayam Kozhi
Pallipalayam Kozhi at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Close-up of Royala Iggru
Close-up of Royala Iggru at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Food bloggers for food tasting
Food bloggers for food tasting at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Group of food bloggers
Group of food bloggers at Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

The 3 distinctive paintings
The 3 distinctive paintings of Savya Rasa [Koregaon Park, Pune]

Look out for Megha's review on Savya Rasa coming up on her blog FitFoodieMegha.com!

4 comments :

  1. Well, Bhavesh, you certainly did an excellent portrayal of Savya Rasa - the photography is superb. It looks like a most beautiful restaurant, with attention to artistic ambiance and an enticing selection of dishes for every palate. If I make it to Pune again, I will certainly want to dine there!!! I can't wait to see Megha's blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation Carmen! I am glad that you have liked my photography and this post.

      I am sure that your visit to Savya Rasa will be a delightful one :)

      Megha's blog-post on Savya Rasa is coming up! :)

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  2. Wow! I ruined my keyboard, Bhavesh! That 'Karipatti' halwa is very tasty! 'Karipatti' is jaggery made from palm. ----Mani Menon

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    1. Apologies for that Mani!

      Yes it was really tasty!

      Wow! Jaggery made from palm! The process should be so interesting to see, that it creates such a delightful taste. Yummy!

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