Before we know it, it was our last day in Aurangabad. We spent the morning exploring the spectacular Ellora Caves, with its magnificent collection of Hindu, Buddhist & Jain stone temples, hewn into the rocks between 700 and 1000 AD.
Amazing landscape. From there, it was a short 20-minutes’ drive to Kailash Veg Restaurant to grab a quick lunch.
The bright, spartan, family restaurant is a mere 2-minutes’ drive from Aurangabad’s railway station, which makes it a perfect spot for a proper meal before you catch your next train.
It had a comprehensive menu of South Indian and Punjabi lunch options:
Started off with some very good mango lassi: super-thick, super-fresh and creamy, it’s like sipping the chilled liquid concentrate of a dozen mangos in one glass!
One of the menu items that intrigued us was the 4-foot-long masala dosa crepe, so we got that - it was marvelous: a giant, shiny, crisp golden roll of deliciousness. Dosas get their crispness from the use of split black gram lentils (known as urad dal in Hindi).
The masala dosa has dollops of masala-spiced potatoes-and-onion inside, and was served with creamy coconut chutney, spicy-red sambar (lentil-and-vegetable curry), and more masala potatoes on the side.
We absolutely loved it - couldn’t finish it, though. There were three of us gnawing at the giant log like a trio of beavers, but we gave up after 20 minutes. We’d been too greedy (one of my dining companions had even ordered a vegetarian biryani!) and were just too satiated.
Still something I’d highly recommend if one comes to Aurangabad.
Kailash Vegetarian Restaurant
V889+PHV, Railway Station Rd, Rachanakar Colony, New Usmanpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005, India
Tel: +91240 235 2031
Opening hours: 8am to 11pm daily