Well, we are pretty sure that before the advent of ‘Google Maps’, the landmark for several locations was an ‘Aralimara’, meaning a Pipal Tree. Its wide branches and huge foundation do not usually go unnoticed and hence, its relevance. Of course, on a hot sunny day, the shade it offers is very comforting.
In this article, we will be giving details about a modest eatery, which has achieved a legendary status under an Aralimara Tree. Yes, the ‘Aralimara Panipuri’ Chaat Stall in Chamarajpet will be our topic of discussion today. It is located very close to the Uma Theatre in the locality and this is pretty much enough to find your way to the destination, for a huge ‘Aralimara Tree’ would already be in front of you.
Not Pani Puri Alone…
Do not go by the name of this stall. Coz, there are plenty of options available apart from, of course, the flagship product – Pani Puri. All the brothers and sisters of the ‘Chaat’ community get a look in at this joint. Bhel Puri, Masala Puri, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri, Aloo Puri, Nippat Masala and the list goes on. All the items are reasonably priced and would surely command multiple visits to this tiny stall.
Established in 1953
A 66-year-old Chaat Stall? This is a first and we cannot stop gushing about it. The third generation of this family has translated the recipes of the chats that were served to our forefathers to perfection. However, what makes this stall special is that the attitude of the owners has remained the same.
They are friendly and always willing to customize your orders. Of course, the speed at which dish out the ‘Chaat’ plates is breathtaking and is a sight to behold. The authenticity of the taste is also a big factor for this stall’s success.
Seating space is limited but the cool atmosphere makes up for it. Cleanliness gets a thumbs up while the service rate is also impressive.
Taste. Unlike the other ‘Chaat’ brands in the city, the ‘Aralimara Panipuri’ boasts of a spicy tangy flavor to their dishes. Especially, the ‘Puris’ make their presence felt in all these dishes and are tasty when had alone too. They resemble very close to the ones we prepare at home.
Curd & Gravy are two important aspects to impress any ‘Chaat’ lover. This joint makes a statement here as both these aspects are not diluted and carry their natural taste.
Price-wise, although they might seem expensive, for the taste and experience that is on offer, shelling out a few extra bucks is indeed worthy.
Overall, if you are someone who is a foodie and extra lenient towards the ‘Chaat’ section, Aralimara Panipuri has to be ticked off from your bucket…..or plate list very soon.
Open: 5-10 PM
Where: Appu Rao Rd, Vinayaka Extension, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru.