While we love ourselves some fast food every now and then, nothing really comes close when it’s desi ghar ka khana that you’re craving for. And for folks in Whitefield, there are quite a few restaurants serving up all-time favourites like creamy butter chicken, dal tadka and paneer makhni. From rooftop settings to dhaba-like eateries, pick your spot from our guide of North Indian restaurants in the IT hub of the city.

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Kapoor’s Cafe

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Kapoor’s Cafe

A top favourite in the area if you’ve got North Indian food on your mind, especially breakfast, Kapoor’s Cafe dishes out everything from butter-laden parathas {with stuffings of your choice} to flavourful Punjabi Dal Tadka. Regulars here vouch for the Paneer Degchi Dilliwale which comes with just a hint of sweetness. Perfect to be paired with their parathas or the soft Fulkas. And for your lunch plans, they have thalis with plenty of combos to spoil you for choice!

Where: Near Thubarahalli Bus Stop, inside Gurukul Compound, Thubrahalli, Whitefield

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 32559411

Timings: 10am-3pm and 7-11pm

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Rafoo Chakkar

A small joint that serves homely North Indian specials, Rafoo Chakkar may not be too high on ambience but it definitely won’t let you down on the taste factor {we suggest you order in}. One of the must-try dishes here is their Tandoori Momos, which they describe as the ‘Punjabification’ of the dumpling. Follow it up with some of their creamy Butter Chicken and Naan, and you’ve got yourself a filling meal.

Where: 4, Chetan Building, State Highway 35, Sathya Sai Layout, Whitefield

Price: INR 300 for two

Contact: 080 49653325

Timings: 10.30am-3pm and 5pm-10.30pm

Punjabi By Nature

We bet you won’t be able to say no to the juicy kebabs {go for their generous platters} and the regional specials like Nihari Gosht and Sarson Ka Saag here. All to be topped off with a tall mug of their freshly-brewed beer, of course.

Where: Ground Floor, Plot 12, EPIP, Whitefield Road, Whitefield

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Contact: 080 49677777

Timings: noon-11pm

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Happy Singh

Nicely done up with a cheerful ambience, Happy Singh is perfect for team lunches or catching up with friends over some delicious food. Skip their Chinese dishes and go straight for the North Indian options {only vegetarian} on their menu. From favourites like Kadhi Pakora and Dal Pancharatan to Amritsari Paneer, they have quite a lot for you to choose from. If you’re confused by the menu, pick their thali {available in Regular and Deluxe versions} and tuck in. Oh, and don’t forget to get yourself some lassi to go with it.

Where: 1st Floor, 120 B, EPIP Industrial Area, Sai Baba Hospital, Opp inorbit Mall, Whitefield

Price: INR 900 for two

Contact: +91 9742266961

Timings: Noon-11pm

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The Terrace at Windmills Craftworks

Located above the microbrewery and performance venue, The Terrace is where you should head to after that captivating weekend gig. With a lavish buffet of North Indian cuisine on offer {no a la carte here}, they promise you a deligthtful meal. Start off with their selection of soups, starters {veg and non-veg} and even chaat. The mains here include dishes like Paneer Khurchan and Keema Matar. Load up on their desserts {everything from Rasmalai to Shrikhand}. Adding to the charm of the place, the rooftop setting lends a laidback ambience that’s ideal for families.

Where: 331, Road No 5B, EPIP Area, next to K.T.P.O, Whitefield

Price: INR 1,800 plus tax for two

Contact: +91 8880233322

Timings: Monday-Friday, noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm; Saturday, 7pm-11pm; Sunday, 11.30am-3.30pm

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kakaji in whitefield has north indian food

Source: Kakaji

Thanks to its location near the ITPL gate, this no-frills restaurant is bound to be crowded during lunch time on most days. But if it’s North Indian khana that you’re craving for, Kakaji will sort you out. Dishes of aloo, paneer and dal along with parathas, rice and other Indian breads are what you’ll find in their menu. They also have combos which give you helpings of rice, rotis, sabzi and dal along with raita or curd. All at pocket-friendly rates, too.

Where: ITPL Back Gate {Near Gate 3}, Pattandur Agrahara, Whitefield

Price: INR 350 for two

Contact: +91 9538614593

Timings: 11.30am-4pm and 7pm-11pm

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Ji Hazoor

Don’t be surprised if you feel like you’ve stepped into a royal darbar of sorts when you enter this restaurant. With its Mughal-style interiors {think ornate chandeliers and lighting}, Ji Hazoor’s ambience is what will lure you here, and then the food might just convince you to come back every now and then. We suggest you pick from their choice of starters {the Prawn Tak-a-Tak, perhaps?} before you tuck in to some biryani {in vegetarian, mutton and chicken versions}.

Where: Plot 95, EPIP Zone, Whitefield

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: +91 9964651107

Timings: Noon – 3.30pm and 7pm-11pm

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Tandoor Box

Ideal for takeaway or ordering in, this small eatery has everything from Murgh Malai Tikka to Shahi Paneer and Dhaba Chicken to pair with rotis or rice. But, make sure you don’t leave without trying their Soya Chaap, which is bound to impress even the meat-lovers.

Where: G16, The Arcade Brigade Metropolis, Mahadevapura,Whitefield

Price: INR 400 for two

Contact: 080 49548666

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 12.30pm-10.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 12.30pm-11pm

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TiffinBox etc.

With North Indian as well as South Indian cuisines represented in their menu, TiffinBox etc has signature dishes from different regions {Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat and Bengaluru}. Look out for the specials like Punjabi Dum Aloo, Paneer Makhani and Chhole Amritsari as well as Rajasthani Bhindi and Dhaba Gosht. Want to try out more? They also have a lunch buffet.

Where: Level 1, Inorbit Mall, EPIP area, Near Sathya Sai Hospital,Whitefield

Price: INR 700 for two

Contact: 080 28029599

Timings: Noon-3.30pm and 7pm-10.30pm

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Featured image via: Tiffin Box

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