• Mothers Veg Plaza

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  • White Vegetarian

Vegetarian Indian restaurant serving all you can eat dishes on banana leaves. Has vegan options. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-11:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Bob Sultan


Points +441

06 May 2023

Pure ridiculousness

Found this place on HappyCow as we were coming to Trivandrum for my MRI and had to come for some all out Kerala feast deliciousness.

On a banana leaf of course.

And under $3 USD a person.

They just keep feeding you and feeding you and feeding you.

Rice and curries and chutneys and so much more.

They asked if I needed a spoon to eat like I’m some white dude from America lol. No thanks.

Didn’t get to take pics of the tons of other stuff they served.

Think I blacked out and just kept eating lol. So full right now.

Gonna take a nice nap on the 1.5 hour ride back.

Sweet dreams.

Some things are definitely not vegan so make sure to specify.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-06



Points +91

01 Apr 2022

Just bad

I explained to the waiter what vegan means and what I don't eat. So he recommended a dish, and he was very pushy about it, even though the menu was big and I was interested in other dishes. Food comes out, of course with butter in it. I got a new plate without butter later. But it wasn't tasty, and the tea I ordered never came. Just another terrible vegan experience in Kerala.


Points +285

15 Mar 2022

Best place in the city.

Don't miss this place. Very vegan friendly.

Pros: Cheap, Fresh food, incredible taste. , Unlimited free fill ups of curries and sauces.


Points +22

19 Feb 2020

Fantastic ayurvedic thali

Great food. Completely full at lunch with rapid turnover . Some friendly guidance was provided by the wait staff as to the proper order to eat the thali.

Bob Sultan

Points +649

17 Apr 2018

A Must Visit!

I ate here twice before writing this review. My experience the second time was as good as the first. Mothers serves a traditional Sadya for a fixed price of 180 Rupees plus 9 Rupees tax. This is an Indian banquet served on a large banana leaf. It is much more than the familiar Thali plate. The Thali is a single course meal with multiple portions, plus bread, rice, etc. The Sadya is a four course meal that is as choreographed as a Japanese Tea Ceremony or a Passover Seder. The leaf is oriented in a particular direction. Foods are placed in specific positions on the leaf and are eaten in a particular order. You eat with your right hand. People don't just use their fingers, they squeeze the food in their fist before eating it. In the end, you mash a banana with sweet sauce in your hand. The couple who run the place speak excellent English and they spent a great deal of time explaining to me the right way to eat. The meal is an absolute orgy of flavors. I suggest bringing a handkerchief; paper napkins will be inadequate. It's fantastic food, an incredible cultural experience, and costs less than $3 US. The place seats maybe 250 people. I went first on a Saturday late morning. Every seat was occupied and there were probably a hundred people waiting for tables. There was a traffic jam in front of the restaurant. The second time I went was 3PM on a Tuesday. Every table was occupied, although there were some seats available. At that time of day, I expected the place to be empty. Locals go here, as well as domestic tourists. Don't forget, when done with the meal, fold the banana leaf away from you if you liked it, and towards you if you didn't. Honest, I'm not kidding, it's traditional.

Pros: A banquet, A cultural experience, A good value

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