Crisp Soft Shell Crab To Pandi Curry: 9 Dishes In Bangalore Worth Breaking Your Diet For
We’re past the half-way mark of 2019, and if you’ve been holding up on your promise of getting fit this year, good for you. That’s also why we think you deserve a treat. So, ditch that diet and indulge in the some of the best dishes this city has to offer.
The Whopper At The Only Place
This iconic restaurant is where many Bangaloreans began their love affair with the meat-loaded burger. And rightfully so. The Whopper, for example, has fueled many carnivorous dreams over the years. Order it up and you can sink your teeth into a hefty, beef patty that nestles between layers of melting cheese, a runny egg, and downy buns.
Highway Pandi Curry at The Permit Room
Surrender your diet at the altar of The Highway Pandi Curry, at this popular joint, and you will not regret it. At The Permit Room, your average Coorg-style, pandi curry (which is already worth ditching your diet for) is swapped in for slow-cooked, pork belly that’s doused in Kodava spices. And is served on a bed of millet upma that’s studded with ham and peas. Yum!
The White Fungi At Brik Oven
The endless crowds at this compact, Church Street joint should be enough proof of the deliciousness of the pizzas they dole out here. If it isn’t, we recommend a slice of The White Fungi. The warm crust is loaded with bechamel, wild mushrooms, and mozzarella. While nutmeg and thyme provide the final flourishes. Read more about Brik Oven here.
Chicken Ghee Roast At Coast To Coast
Specialising in offerings from coastal Karnataka, this popular chain is renowned for its Chicken Ghee Roast. The golden streaks of ghee crisscross the chilly-heavy masala with abandon. And makes for the perfect dish to wolf down with a plate of neer dosa.
Naga Pork Chops At Zingron
The Smoked Pork Ribs slathered in fiery Bhoot Jolokia paste here is legendary, and is a must-must try. Slathered with a ghost chilli paste and garlic and herbs, and grilled to perfection, this dish is lethal but oh-so delicious.
Bene Dosa At Central Tiffin Room
Now known as Sree Sagar, Central Tiffin Room (or CTR) is an old-Bangalore institution and home to perhaps the best Benne Masala Dosa in town. Plus, your pocket won’t feel a thing. Even as the waiter comes carrying yellow, plastic plates laden with gleaming dosas towards you, you are very likely to swoon a little with the wafting aroma of melted butter. We love that they fry up the light batter with just the right amount of butter. It’s definitely rich but you won’t feel your arteries clogging up.
Donne Biryani At Shivaji Military Hotel
If you’ll only forsake your diet for biryani, then, why not choose one of the city’s best. For decades, Shivaji Military Hotel has been serving the ravenous their lightly-spiced, meat-loaded biryani by the donne (cups crafted from leaves). We recommend you join the lines too.
Potato And Crushed Pepper Gnocchi At Cafe Felix
One of 2017’s triumphs, Cafe Felix is surely bad news for your diet. Their Potato and Crushed Pepper Gnocchi especially comes armed with the ability to make you weak in the knees and break down your resolve in a jiffy. After all, what you get is toasty, melt-in-the-mouth gnocchi that floats serenely in a puddle of porcini butter and gleaming shallots.
Crisp Soft Shell Crab from Bheemavaram at Toast & Tonic
Decadence meets comfort with the Crisp Soft Shell Crab dish at Toast & Tonic. The crisped up crab come drenched in a robust Singapore-style peanut sauce that you can dunk the accompanying sesame-crusted mantous in.
Didn’t see your favourite Bangalore dish in our recommendation? Tell us about it in Comments below and we will include it. Also, this list is by no means exhaustive.