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India, Southern Style: Amma’s South Indian Cuisine in Voorhees

Amma’s South Indian Cuisine in Voorhees will introduce you to the distinctive cooking of Southern India. Feeling adventurous? Ask for your meal to be served the traditional way, on a banana leaf instead of a plate.

Mutton chettinad.
Mutton chettinad.
Photo by Tara Nurin

Amma’s South Indian Cuisine
Voorhees
700 Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Eagle Plaza)
856-784-1100

Open: Lunch and dinner, daily

Price: $ BYO

Style: South Indian, which tends to be less creamy than North Indian, but vibrantly spicy and varied.

The Scoop: Owner Bala Krishnan left his South Indian village to study hospitality elsewhere in India. Amma means mother, and the menu at Amma’s, opened in 2016, is home-style.

The Menu: Krishnan, who uses no MSG, artificial colorings or seasonings, grinds all spices by hand before each service and cooks dishes to order. In South Indian tradition, vegetarian dishes abound, yet there are many proteins. Shrimp is tender and toothsome. Mutton chettinad (pictured) is marvelously flavorful and gratifying and comes with basmati rice and Malabar parotta bread. Lassi, the yogurt drink beloved throughout India, comes in mango and other flavors, including a novel spicy version. Finish with Indian coffee, prepared tableside.

Heads Up: Dishes can be quite spicy, but Krishnan will moderate the heat to your liking. If you feel adventurous, ask for your meal to be served the traditional way, on a banana leaf, and eat with your fingers.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Indian
  • Price Range:
    Inexpensive
  • Ambience:
    South Indian, which tends to be less creamy than North Indian, but vibrantly spicy and varied.

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