Ten-second takeaway

Eat

Non Veg Fish Thali, Dosa and Chicken Curry and Fish Fry

Drink

Only regular aerated drinks available

Winning for

Near-authentic cuisine from God’s Own Country, really¬†easy¬†on the pocket and perfect for a light work lunch.

What we ate

kerala cuisine kappa fish combo at kudil in bangalore

Source: Kudil

The slim menu comprises thalis, dosa or appam and curry combos, plus starters such as Chicken 65, and Chicken Pepper Fry. The fish thali came with tiny {too tiny we think} bowls of Sambhar, Rasam and a stir-fried Koorka or Chinese Potato {a staple in Kerala}, a root vegetable which is close to the potato, came garnished with coconut. Bangda {mackerel} fish came dunked in a lovely tamarind- infused curry and went rather well with the thick globules of boiled Kerala rice. The Surmai Fish Fry slathered in spices and deep fried till slightly charred and crisp, was really good, fresh seafood and all it needed was a squeeze of lime.

The dosas were crisp and made with coconut oil we suspect, adding that extra pungency. The appams were not so fluffy, leaving the spicy chicken curry with a hint of coconut to make up for the deflated Appams. While we were leaving the restaurant, we spotted a regular tucking into another kind of meat that Kerala is also known for and were informed by the staff that the said meat was available off the menu, cooked in pepper fry style.

The DL on the ambience

Making the most of the tiny basement space Kudil occupies, the seating squeezes in both an al fresco set up {picnic tables and benches} as well as indoors. Clean furniture, a giant painting on one wall and other etchings of traditional Kerala puppetry, make for pleasant ambience.

So, we’re thinking…

You might just find the LBB crew lurking around here during lunchtime every other day. We still haven’t been able to get the Fish Fry out of our heads.

Where: 52/2, Basement, Church Street

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 7259710033 or +91 9900499190

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

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Featured image via: Kudil