God’s own food in Namma Ooru!

The aroma of the coconut oil being heated on a pan, the tempting curries and payasam dishes spread across the table is what God’s Own Country’s food is about. Here are some of the restaurants that serve the best of Kerala cuisine in Namma Koramangala and HSR layout.

When you set foot into Kumarakom in HSR layout, it feels like you have stepped into open courtyard house in Kerala with all the woodwork and high ceiling. It has with some typical kerala features like the chuttu vilakku and some fine cane and wood furniture.

Meen. Pic courtesy: Oyster Bay

The pearl spot fish is brought from the backwaters of Kerala on a daily basis to Bangalore. The masala used here is a blend of very special spices unique to only the Kumarakom restaurants! Their perfectly lacy Appams and Beef Ularthiyathu is the most asked-for dish here. The Ularthiyathu has the right amount of spices and the coconut flavour is most dominant. Average cost of meal for two is Rs. 800. Alcohol is not served.

The courteous and friendly staff of Back Waters on Sarjapur road makes the already tasty meal more enjoyable. The staff is helpful in choosing the dishes depending on you being a vegetarian or a seafood lover. The ambience is very calm and warm and gives you the perfect atmosphere for having a luxurious lunch and dinner.

The appam and vegetable stew is a must try here. The vegetable stew is mouth-wateringly delicious. The stew is non-spicy and the slightly sweet Appam is the perfect combination to go with it.

Average cost of meal for two is Rs. 400. Alcohol is not served.

How can my hunt for the perfect Kerala cuisine be complete without the popular seafood from Kerala? The royal ambience at Oyster Bay, Koramangala, with scrumptious seafood sets the stage to enjoy the coastal cuisine.

Karimeen Pollichathu and Alleppey Curry Prawns are the delectables most preferred here. The presentation of dishes is extremely tempting. The food tastes equally delicious. Definitely a must-try!

Average cost of meal for two is Rs. 1400 (without Alcohol). Alcohol is served here.

Café Malabari in Koramangala is a small cozy little place with great food. Kozhi Vartharacha curry and neichoru (Ghee rice)is the most sought-after combination of dish here. The Kozhi Vartharacha curry (chicken curry) is prepared in roasted coconut paste. It is the perfect accompaniment with Neichoru.

Average cost of meal for two is Rs. 500. Alcohol is not served.

A small café joint, Café Mangala, offers day-to-day Kerala meals. It offers a good variety to choose from. The most popular dish is the Rasam-rice and Sambar-rice. Majority of people come here to have their daily afternoon meals.

If you get bored of everyday menu, Chemmeen curry is recommended. Average cost of meal for two is Rs. 400. Alcohol is not served.

Kumarakom: Address: 23, 14th Main, 4th Sector, Opposite BDA Complex, HSR Layout. Ph: 65000118

Back Waters: 334, Near Wipro Corporate Office, Dodda Kanehalli, Sarjapur Road, Ph: 28440066, 8861166555

Oyster Bay: 77/A, Cygnus Chambers, Near Bhima Jewellers, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramangala. Ph: 42090000

Café Malabari: 143, Next To Anand Sweets, 5th Block, Munireddy Kalyana Mandappa Road, Koramangala Ph: 25507373

Café Mangala: 17, 6th Block, Kathalipalya, Koramangala. Ph: 40944264, 8095809819

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