Rice is definitely quite an essential part of South Indian cuisine whether it is in the form of an idli, dosa or everyone's favourite- Biryani. We started our day in the streets of Bangalore with Palav, which is served in a banana leaf cone with some chutney. This, is a breakfast dish! Rice in the morning may seem like a very heavy option but surprisingly this Palav is the pretty light on the stomach and quite perfectly spiced if we may say so…
If just plain and simple Palav was not enough, we tried the Chicken Palav. The kick of black pepper in this is absolutely beautiful. The chicken is super tender and the dish as a whole is yummy.
Just like our food walks, we decided to take a break from the food and experience the beautiful culture of Karnataka, and what better place to do that than the Markets. We meandered our way through K. R. Market which is the hub of some of the most beautiful and freshest vegetables. We then stepped into the colourful flower market. The colourfulness of this place is overwhelming but worth visiting.
Back to Food- our next stop was Ranganna Military Café. We had Kaal Soup which is made of paaya, a good source of protein. Along with this we also tried Dosa and Keema Gojju. Everything that they served was delicious, subtly spiced and super healthy! But the highlight had to be the Donne Chicken Biryani at Shivaji Military Hotel. The Biryani is cooked in a huge utensil for hours over charcoal. The flavours of this Biryani is very unique and quite irresistible and the chicken in the biryani is so tender that it will melt the moment it touches your mouth. This was definitely a fulfilling experience.
One of the must visit places in Bangalore has to be Idly Corner. A small shop serving pillowy soft Idly with spicy coconut chutneys and a dollop of white homemade butter. The hotness of the chutneys is perfectly countered by the richness of the butter. This idly was truly scrumptious!
1. Mudanna Hotel
Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Rd, Dodpete, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru
Palav - INR 30 | Trimurthy - INR 30
2. SGS Non - Veg - Gundu Palav
21, Sowrastrapet, K V Temple Street 2nd Cross, Near Chikpet Police Station, Balapet, City Market, Bangalore
Chicken Palav - INR 90
3. Ranganna Military Hotel
61, 1st Floor, KR Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Kaal Soup - INR 140 | Dosa & Kheema Balls - INR 180
4. Shivaji Military Hotel
718, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Chicken Biryani - INR 180 | Mutton Dry - INR 150
5. Shree Idly Corner
22/1, Veerapillai Street, Commercial Street, Bangalore
Idly with double Butter - INR 40