Guts, kidneys and spleen! These unlauded heroes of the meaty world often get lost among tame and safer bets such as ribs, shoulder and shank. Our list of places to get the best offal {meat spare parts} – from military messes to fine-dine establishments and even gastropubs, ought to please the discerning foodie. LBB tracks out the must-try inside out dishes.

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Red Fork

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Imperial Restaurant


Creamy, tawa-fried plates of chicken liver prove to be the perfect accompaniments to your pauva {a quarter in Mumbai parlance}, at this Bombay-inspired establishment. You can follow that up with a tiffin full of bheja that comes dunked in a fiery onion and tomato curry.

Where: 541-543, 4th Floor, Amarjyoti Layout, Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur

When: 12:30pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9900034524

Price: Between INR 175-INR 275

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Red Fork

Masoor ma geeb at Red Fork

Photo Credit: Devika Raman

Straight from the Parsi culinary wall of fame, this cafe brings you the one-of-a-kind Masoor Ma Geeb. The dish comprises an ox tongue that’s slow-braised for 7 hours to achieve its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness. It’s served with heaps of black lentils. 

Where: 594, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: 9am-10:30pm

Contact:080 30752480

Price: INR 400 upwards

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Start off your meal with Mutton Brain Fry, a pepper-heavy creation that also features slivers of onions and tomatoes. There’s also a Mutton Liver Roast replete with aromatic Chettinad spices.

Where: 201, Double Road, Indiranagar

When: 11am-11pm

Contact:+91 76765 89189

Price: INR 150 upwards

Windsor Pub

Chicken liver masala at windsor pub

Photo Credit: Devika Raman

At this old favourite, patrons and newbies settle down for pitchers of beer and menu delights like the Spicy Chicken Liver Masala, Brain and Onion Fry and their signature Brain Pakodas. When you move to the mains, choose the Windsor Mixed Grill for a serving of  lamb kidney that’s presented alongside a steak, sausages and bacon.

Where: 7, Kodava Samaja Building, Vasanthnagar

When: noon-3pm, 6:30pm-11 pm

Contact: 080 41148006

Price: Starts at INR 150

Hotel Junior Kuppanna

Liver fry at hotel junior kuppanna in bangalore

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It’s all about rustic flavours at this restaurant that specialises in Chettinad cuisine. You’ll find regulars like mutton and chicken liver fry as well as brain fry. But if you are looking for something offbeat then go for fries and curries made from Botti {intestines} and Thalai {head}.

Where: 34, 5th Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala; 1878/19, South End Circle Main Road, 9th Block, JP Nagar and 155, Lucky Elite, Kumarans R.V. Arcade, 9th Main Road, Sector 6, HSR Layout

When: 11:30am-3pm and 6pm-11pm

Price: INR 140 upwards

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Ranganna Military Hotel

Typical military hotel fare is what’s on offer here. To make the most of your “offal” meal, order up ragi balls and then ask them to bring on the chicken liver fry, Thale Mamsa {head meat} fry and Botti Gojju {intestines in a semi gravy}

Where: 61, KR Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar

When: noon-4pm, 7pm-10pm

Price: INR 80 upwards

Kritunga Restaurant

There’s plenty here to please the spare parts lover. From neighbouring Andhra, you get spice-laden dishes like brain and liver fries and, also, head curry that will have you breathing fire.

Where3rd Floor, 88, Venkatadri Plaza, Outer Ring Road, Kasavanahalli Village, Marathahalli; 105, Industrial Layout, 5th Block, Koramangala; Opposite Police station, 4th Block, Jayanagar; 4th Floor, Beside Swati Restaurant, Near Signal, Sahakarnagar

When: noon-4pm, 7pm-11pm

Price: INR 160 upwards

Chandu’s Delux

Liver gravy at chandu's deluxe

Photo Credit: Devika Raman

An age-old haunt, Chandu’s is a legend in these parts. Students and the working class {mostly men} stop by for a dirt-cheap tipple that goes splendidly with their famous brain, botti, and liver dishes.

Where: 83, 8th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 234652570

Price: INR 80 upwards

Imperial Restaurant

You can tell that a restaurant values grey cells {this is purely speculation} when they come up with three different brain delicacies. Imperial considers its Brain Pepper Dry and Brain Onion Dry as its star dishes. There’s also a Brain Masala tucked into the curry section.

Where: 94, Residency Road; 42/5, Central Street, Shivajinagar; 47, 6th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala; 20, 11th Main, Miller’s Road, Vasanth Nagar; 1324, Double Road, 2nd Stage,Indiranagar

When: 11am-12am

Price: Starts at INR 200

Savoury Restaurant 

chicken offal and eggs at savoury in bangalore

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Among the seemingly endless offerings, offal lovers can sniff out an Arabian Kibda {liver} curry and a Brain Pepper Roast that pair well with fluffy Kubus {a flatbread} or Kerala parottas.

Where: 27, Mosque Road, Frazer Town

When: noon-1am

Contact: 080 49336333

Price: INR 80 upwards

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Monkey Bar

This upscale gastropub does impress with its offal-lineup. For starters, there’s Cajun-style Chicken Liver and Chilli Brain, brain cutlets with a dose of green chilli and fenugreek. There’s also Sorpotel Jam Pot, a classic Goan dish that features pork offal.

Where: 610, 12th Main, Indiranagar

When: noon-11:30pm

Contact: 080 49653197

Price: INR 160 upwards

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Intestines, liver, lungs…you name it and you’ve got it in the Mixed Parts Pork Curry. And to add oodles of flavour to the thin curry, Naga peppers, garlic, and ginger is used. You can ask them to dial up or down the spice levels on this one depending on your tolerance.

Where: Solitaire, 62, 2nd Floor, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Koramangala

When: 11am-11.30pm

Contact: 080 40997506

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Featured image of Brain Pakodas at Windsor Pub by: Devika Raman


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