Lately, I've been eating at Madras Mahal more than Mavalli for southern Indian food. But MM is doing a much needed interior renovation, so a group of seven of us went to Mavalli tonight and had probably the best meal I've ever eaten there. All the dosas were terrific, the uttaphams better than ever, the rasa & daha vadas topnotch, and the curries (we had the suku alu, palak paneer, and the beingan burtha) much better than usual. The spiced cashews, lemon rice, and malako podi were wonderful additions.
Prices have crept up slightly, but we had a feast for $25 per person, including tips but not drinks.