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SodaBottleOpenerWala

Lavelle Road
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Irani Haleem, Beryani & Halwa, Singer Anaida Has Curated A Persian Pop Up At SodaBottleOpenerWala

Sreepathy posted on 10th August

Ten-Second Takeaway

The Persian Pop-Up at SodaBottleOpenerWala {SBOW} brings a traditional, Persian touch with some Irani specialities, which include versions of biryani, haleem and halwa too.

From Persia To Lavelle Road

Curated by singer & culinary artist Anaida Parvaneh along with the chefs at SBOW, the pop-up presents a menu that features big, mainly meat-laden traditional Persian dishes made using ingredients sourced from Iran as well as locally. This menu is available a la carte and on a thali basis with vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. We tried the thali options when we went to check out the pop-up during a recent visit. We liked certain elements of the thali and we are glad that there’s the a la carte option that allows us to order just what we liked.

Beryani, Halwa And Haleem Goes Persian

We skipped past the Doogh {a mint-rose petal flavoured Iranian yoghurt drink} and Irani Chai on the menu and started off with the raitas, the Mast-o-Khiyar and the Laboo Burani. We liked the sweet beetroot taste of the burani over the minty taste of the Khiyar and we wouldn’t mind having an extra helping of the same. Moving on to the mains, the Baghali Polo, a dill and fava bean rice and the Irani Haleem stole the show for us. The rice had just the right hint of spices with the haleem killing it with its smokey flavour and soft texture.

Special mention also goes for the Esfahan Beryani, a Persian interpretation of biryani without the rice actually. Yes, call us crazy, but it’s an old Persian dish that comes with fire roasted lamb mince that’s mildly spiced with biryani flavours and served on a naan. We wrapped up our meal with Shole Zard and the Persian Halwa. The Zard is a Persian pudding made from aromatic rice flavoured with saffron and almonds lending a bit of crunch to this sweet dessert. Cooked in ghee and rose water, the halwa was a bit too sweet for us, but nonetheless, the cinnamon flavour settled well with our palette.

The special menu is available until Wednesday, August 16 from noon onwards. A meal for two would cost INR 1,200, while the vegetarian thali is priced at INR 550 and non-vegetarian at INR 650.

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Lavelle Road

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

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SodaBottleOpenerWala

Lavelle Road
Casual Dining
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