Once I had a name, thanks to Google, I found more about this place. Shetty’s Lunch Home is a non-pretentious eatery, off the main road in Kundapur, a small town about 18 km south of Maravanthe. It is the birthplace of the most famous ghee roast. This recipe was invented by late Thejappa Shetty in 1957, and was handed down by him to his family who is running this family-owned restaurant. Everyone told me to order it on the phone before I went, so I called them up and asked them to prepare the chicken, prawn, mushroom and paneer renditions. (Ordered this for the four very hungry souls and not just me!)
No trip to Coastal Karnataka is complete without a visit to Maravanthe. This highway, from where you can see the Arabian sea on one side and the Souparnika river on the other, is 54 km from Kapu beach. Maravanthe Beach is spectacular and is very peaceful.