MTR Authentic South Indian Vegetarian Food Since 1924, Brickfields

South Indian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and flavourful cuisines of India! Some of the best Indian dishes are often credited to South Indian cuisine! This wholesome cuisine is home to many classic vegetarian dishes that we indulge in regularly - idli, sambhar, dosa, uttapam and more. However, there are many underrated South Indian recipes that we just don't know of! If you have been craving some South Indian food for your meal and looking to try something new, then I'm gonna bring you the famous MTR 1924 that is located at Brickfield's.
Knowing More or less about MTR 1924, The year was 1920 when three brothers, Parameshwara Maiya, Ganappayya Maiya and Yagnanarayana Maiya Being proficient in cooking.  In 1924, Parameshwara Maiya, with encouragement and assistance from his employer decided to start a small restaurant on Lalbagh Fort Road in Bangalore. The Story Quite long historical too, Here is the link to know more great history of MTR 1924 Humble Beginnings.
In the 90's, Hemamalini Maiya, Vikram Maiya and Arvind Maiya the Children of Harishchandra Maiya. They decided to start expanding the nearly 90-year old business in 2004 and today have a chain of 10 restaurants in India and have also expanded into Singapore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and London. Future plans include further expanding nationally and internationally, It was really interesting story behind MTR from a small restaurant until having a gigantic instant food manufacturing Factory back then from 1976 and sold the business to Orkla, a Norwegian company in 2007.

Let's go back to the shop, compared with the other culinary cultures belonging to Indian gastronomy, have various distinguishments that you cannot find elsewhere. Although this cuisine is famous for its vegetarian dishes, there are many options. I guarantee you can opt for these Indian delicacy recommendations and Want some light meals, filtered coffee, or desserts? You can find it here!

South Indian dishes are generally characterized by presence of rice as a staple food, use of lentils and spices. The South Indian cuisine is well known and famous for its light, low calorie, flavorful and appetizing dishes. The wonderful mixing of rice and lentils results in mouth-watering dishes like dosas, idlis, upmas, vadas and uttapams which when accompanied by yummy chutneys and sambar are irresistible.
Bisi Bele Bhath
Rice dish made with Lentilss assorted vegetables, Spice, curry leaves & tamarind pulp. Served with raitha.
Uddin Vada
Fried Lentil doughnut served with sambar & chutney
Rava Idly
Steamed semolina cakes made with a mix of yoghurt, coriander, cashew nuts, curry leaves and mustard seeds, Served with ghee, chutney & Potato sagu.
Rawa Masala Dosa
Semolina crepe stuffed with spiced potatoes. Flavored with green chillies, coriander, cumin seeds, grated coconut & ghee. 
Podi Dosa
A thick rice & black gram crepe topped with chutney powder and spiced potatoes, served with Chutney and lentil sambar.
Mangalore Buns
Mangalore buns are sweet fried bread made with mashed bananas, flour, sugar and spiced with a touch of ground cumin.
Masal vada
Masal Vada, a crispy and savory deep fried fritter made from chana dal and spices, is a popular street food of South Indian cuisine. It is also known as Paruppu Vadai in Tamilnadu.
Neer Dosa
Crepe delicacy made from rice our, served with jaggery mixed with freshly ground coconut and coconut chutney
Filter Coffee
Indian filter coffee, made by mixing frothed and boiled milk with the decoction & brewing of fine ground coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter.

Business Operations
Weekday Timings
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM 
5:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Weekend Timings (SAT & SUN)
8:00 AM to 10:30 PM

8:00 am – 11:30 pm - Breakfast
11:30 pm – 3:30 pm - Lunch
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Snacks
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm - Dinner

Address : 69, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Contact : 03-22764924


  1. As we dive into the world of authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine at MTR, how can we explore and appreciate the rich culinary traditions and flavors that this cuisine has to offer?


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