Just off the Outer Ring Road, in a residential lane in Bellandur is Murli. Serving piping hot chole bathures and rajma chawal, it’s home to North Indian goodness.
Murli's In Bellandur Is The Homesick North Indian's Go-To Place For Chole Bathure
In Chole We Trust
Having been in the north for a while, we like our chole bathures to come with rich and thick chole curry and bathures that look like zeppelins. And we found the same, here at Murli. In what is a spick and span, self-service setting, you place your order at the counter, walk past the sweet and savoury snack counter, and hand over your token. Depending on the rush, the wait time can be anywhere between five to ten minutes. “Ek Chole Bathure” screams the man behind the counter, and you’ll see two golden yellow zeppelin-shaped bathures steaming away like it’s been waiting all its life to be dunked in the spicy chole. Served with a side of masala aloo, pickle, onions, and pickled chillies, you know you are home when you gently tear away a piece of the bathure and it slowly lets out all the air inside. Dunk it in the gravy and pop it in, and you’ll feel the chole saying hello to your palette with its distinctive masala kick. Tear, dunk, pop, repeat will be the mantra till you are left with nothing but a clean plate.
Chaat, Rajma And More
Murli primarily serves North Indian but it also has South Indian and Chinese fare to appeal to a wider range of patrons. Not that we have any issues with the fluffy idlis or the Chindian Manchurian, but we couldn’t look past the Rajma Chawal, Papdi Chaat, the full-fledged North Indian thali, Dal Tadki-Naan combos, and other staple North Indian fare.
Crowded especially during lunch, Murli does savoury and sweets such as namkeens, jalebis, laddoos, and all those Indian sweets that you gorge on during festivals or weddings. You could take home some namkeens such as sev, bujhia, and mixture for all those 4 pm cravings or when you want to munch on while watching your favourite show.