This Indian spot is situated in the popular area of Fordsburg. Previously known as Swaruchi, the restaurant has now become Southern Spice.
I took my son to Swaruchi Pure Vegetarian restaurant a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Walking up the stairs and into the expansive restaurant at its new premises on 41 Central Road, Fordsburg, we felt far removed from Johannesburg. 011 492 1102
The service was friendly and very efficient and the menu offers an incredibly wide choice of dishes: different Curries; a wide variety of Paneer dishes: a variety of Doosa’s and Uttapam (Rice flour pancakes with different fillings) and various Thali’s (a complete meal). We could not believe the choices! My son enjoyed a Desi platter for starters which consisted of 2 Samoosa; 2 Bataka Vada (a thick round spicey ball stuffed with desi ingredients in chickpea), 2 Paneer Pakora; 2 Bhajiya’s (onion rings in batter) and chips. The platter was more than he expected and all for only R59! For the main meal, we ordered 3 dishes which we shared: Tandoori Kadai Gobi (Cauliflower florets done in tandoori with red chilli, coriander and cumin); Paneer Palak (a delicious spinach dish) and Veg Korma (a delicious medley of vegetables in a rich cashew nut sauce) with Garlic Naan instead of rice (see photo). Every dish was delicious and the servings were so generous, we could not finish and so we got to take some home.
We will be returning very soon as there are so many dishes we still want to explore. This is a Jewel of a restaurant. We strongly recommend it for vegetarians and Vegans AND their non-vegetarian friends and family. You will LOVE this restaurant for its wide choices and delicious dishes and the knowledge that it is a PURE VEGETARIAN restaurant.