#FoodShaukeen #Sante #HealthyYetDelicious
It is very rare that you get a positive vibe as soon as you step into a place. Midst of a busy and noisy broadway, there lies Sante Spa. Designed to relax you within, it does a perfect justification to its name with its ambiance. Minimalistic colors and landscaping the place with plants did the magic.
This 120 seater, has both indoor and outdoor seating and take my word for this – both of these areas are amazingly crafted for your need. Vertical landscaping, the sound of a mini waterfall and other plants around makes outdoor seating a blissful experience. Indoor seating is equally peaceful with huge space to walk and colors that gives you a feel of relaxation right from the point you step in!
Like few, even I was confused initially with the name of the place which reads Spa Cuisine. While the actual spa gives you a outer relaxation, this comforts you from inside with their healthy yet delicious food and ambience and hence the name.
They have a saperate kitchen for Vegeterian and Non Vegetarian and right from serving to eating – all the utensils are different.
Vegetarian food is served on cutlery made out of neem wood. You have an option of choosing to drink detox water apart from their regular Tulsi (Basil) water on the table. Every point about this place make it much better, ain’t it? Let’s find out more about food:
Pricing : This place serves from breakfast till dinner and majorly concentrates on vegetarian food. It is only for hyderabad, that they introduced Non-Veg food. Veg dishes start from 200 and go on till 500, average price of majority mains is within 350/- and starters within 250/-.
Non veg starts around 240 and goes till 550 with average of 350 to 400 for many.
Before I share my experience, here’s a brief intro about their food – “They do not use any preservatives, food colors, gelatin, most of the dishes are gluten free and most of their dishes are Jain compatible”
A delicious and healthy start was ensured with Moringa Almond Vanilla Smoothie. Moringa powder is the first time that that I have come across and was surprised to find out the health benefits that it has. This smoothie was not just healthy but was delicious too! Chia, another nutrient rich delicacy is also used in this. A bowl of it will ensure your tummy is full for breakfast and will keep you energetic all day along.
If you think activated Charcoal is just a hype and doesn’t taste good, taste this! Activated Charcoal with soya milk shake was the drink that everyone enjoyed so much that they had second round of it!
pineapple spinach spearmint black pepper is for those who want to give a share of detox drink to your body.
Both the Soups Roasted garlic tomato broth ( veg) and Tibetian thukpa seafood soup (Non veg) were good but veg tasted much better.
Tomato and brocolli scramble mixed with low fat cream and topped on multigrain toast was sooper awesome! I could have had a meal with that scramble – healthy yet delicious .
Khakra is one snack that I enjoy eating daily. One – it’s baked and two – it’s low calorie and healthy. When it’s served with spinach and Beetroot hummus – you can’t ask for more!
Pan seared Zucchini kebab was one of its kind in taste served with brocolli chutney – you are sure not to stop at one.
People on diet (including keto) Southern spiced lean chicken breast is the dish for you. A wholesome and tasty dish served with watermelon chutney.
Thai spiced fish cakes is an outstanding dish, if I must say out of all the dishes that I have tried. Made with fish and Prawns and splashed with tangy ponzu sauce was a real delight.
Their pizza base main ingredient stands to be ragi. Don’t expect a regular cheesy taste out of it and eat it while it’s hot. farm fresh pizza (veg and chicken variant) both were overloaded with their respective toppings and was a decent one. Once it gets cold, taste may not allure you much.
“Bajra” Riso, one of their signature dishes is termed as a death dish by one of our blogger friend. Why you ask? One dish that can easily go wrong on taste and preperation. But this turned out to be exemplary. With green Moong, spinach and beans this dish though is far from being authentic is very close to a healtilicious one.
Their Thai curry with brown rice was another killer and was no less in taste when compared to the who’s who of Asian giants.
Multi grain mutton khichada, a roasted veg ratatouille with finely chopped mutton minces was good. However, there was no kick of kheema in it.
Their desserts prove that you can binge on your favs in a healthy way without any guilt.
Lemon and lemgrass baked yogurt chia topped, with sweetness obtained from khandasaari sugar was a guilt free dessert to start with.
Coconut and palm jaggery Icecream was a little expensive at 240 with 2 scoops, but it was delicious.
Their signature dessert – Salted Caramel Mud Cake made with whole wheat flour and
was dessert lovers delight. A must try in desserts.
Their menu is vast and so is their place. Different dishes at different places gives me a feel of new place everytime I visit this . If there is a scope of adding any platters/ combos for the benefit of larger audience, it would be an absolute treat to many. Quality and place demands price and it is totally justified. Do visit and I’m sure you will not turn disappointed.