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Dhansak & Co Come Calling At These Joints In Town Right In Time For Parsi New Year

Navya posted on 17 August

While regional food has had little difficulty in making a space for itself on our crowded plate, Parsi food for long has been left out in the cold. But, don’t worry, it looks like the tide is changing, dhikra! We now have a handful of restaurants that either specialise in the cuisine or have added a few bestsellers to their menus. LBB lists the best places to dig into Parsi food in town.

My Way Little Dinette

The latest one to join the list, My Way Little Dinette will first impress you with its vibrant decor — long green windows, pink stair railings, and magenta table tops. Thankfully, the vibrancy spills onto the menu as well. Start off with their Patra Ni Machi that comes wrapped up in banana leaves. The flaky bits of fish comes slathered in a lovely spice mix and will leave you salivating. Next, you can order their tangy Sali Boti or bowls of comforting Dhansak when you are looking at main-course options. You can read all about My Way Little Dinette here

Where: 44/5, Dickenson Road

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 40927240

Timings: 9am-9pm

Check out their website here.

Casual Dining

44/5, Dickenson Road, Ulsoor, Bengaluru

Red Fork

For many, many years Daddy’s Deli {that has now merged with Red Fork}, was the only Parsi place in town. And they made sure that their presence counted. At the Red Fork, you can order up Parsi-style eggs and Eeda-ma-Kheema {spicy mince topped with runny eggs} for breakfast. If you here later on in the day, there’s Mutton Dhansak that’s served with brown and rice and khachumbar, and also Sali Boti. Read all about Red Fork here. They are still figuring out their New Year menu, and we will be the first ones to let you know when it happens.

Where: 594, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am-10.30pm. Monday closed.

Price: INR 1,800 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 30752480

Find them on Facebook here.

Casual Dining

594, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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SodaBottleOpenerWala

The iconic Irani cafe gets a spiffy makeover at this restaurant. Settle in with an Irani chai or a bawa, and start off with classics like the Chicken Farcha {fried chicken}, and Tareli Macchi {that’s usually shallow-fried but SodaBottleOpenerWala does a baked version}. Move on to their Berry Pulao {a favourite with patrons} and Dhansak before finishing off with their excellent Mawa cake.

The restaurant has also introduced Bhonu or a traditional Parsi feast, starting from today {August 17}, to celebrate the Parsi New Year. The bhonu {meal} is of two kinds: vegetarian and non-vegetarian and is filled with typical dishes such as Gajar Nu Achar, Sarsi {Parsi papad}, Salad Shirazi and Mithu Dahi {sweet yoghurt}. The non-vegetarian one features a Mutton Pulav, egg pattice with chutney {Chutney Eeda Na Pattice}, chicken cooked with apricots, fish kebabs and more. The vegetarian option has beetroot cutlets, vegetable Parsi curry, vegetable pulao and papaya {papeta} pattice. Dessert is a delectable Raspberry and White Chocolate Pannacotta. The vegetarian option is priced at INR 600 plus tax and the non-vegetarian at INR 700 plus tax. 

Where: 25, Next To Biere Club, Lavelle Road

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

Contact: +91 7022255299

Timings: noon-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Casual Dining

25, Next To Biere Club, Lavelle Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Ebony

Amidst its lengthy Pan-Indian menu, you’ll find Parsi gems. Start off with the Patra Ni Machi, where delicate fillets of steamed fish are coated in a flavourful paste. Next, we recommend you try the Zardalu Salli Marghi. This one’s a spicy chicken dish that’s infused with the sourness of Parsi vinegar and the sweetness of apricots. It isn’t seen much in Bangalore’s restaurants, so do try it here. If you prefer to play it safe, there’s Dhansak in chicken, mutton, and vegetarian versions. For New Year specials, Ebony will add Kachumbar, Veg Dhansak, and Lagan Nu Custard to their buffet offerings for the next few days. 

Where: 13th Floor, Barton Center, 84, MG Road

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

Contact: 080 49652768

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 12.30pm-3pm and 7pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday, 12.30pm-3pm and 7pm-midnight

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Casual Dining

Barton Center, 13th Floor, 84, M.G. Road, Bengaluru

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JukeBox

The next time you are at this compact bar, give the peanut masala, steaks, koftas, and curries a miss. Instead, look for their handful of winning Parsi specials. Crunchy Mutton or Chicken Frilly Cutlets, Salli Boti, Dhansak and Patra Ni Machi — they all make the cut.

Where: 359, 1st Main, 7th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 41216430

Timings: 11am-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Casual Dining

359, 1st Main Road, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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