Kerala, The God’s Own Country which is blessed with the decorum of natural artistry and winsomeness is one of the standout places in India. The very way the life has spread its colors in this culture has given away to so many possibilities. Among all the cultural aspects of Kerala, one thing that stands few and far is its food. Kerala food is known for its own bang and salt with a unique Keralian punch to it.
The aroma of Kerala Food has not only hit the Southern belt of India but it has also hit the taste buds of metro cities. Bengaluru as a culture has a mix of vegetarians, Non-Vegetarians, eggetarians and seafood lovers. People here are so explorative that they want to try different genres of food and relish the taste of it. With regard to this, we have explored few places to taste the best Kerala Food in Bangalore. Here we are with the list.
Kerala Food in Bengaluru
Karavalli, Residency Road
Karavalli is a full-fledged fine-dining restaurant where South-Indian and Coastal Cuisines are served to its best. This is a place where you can go for a traditional banana leaf Kerala lunch which comes in two options; fish thali and Meat thali. The restaurant is located in the lap of greenery and the entire ambiance is so refreshing that you feel like you are on a vacation. You have a lot of things to try here, however, some of the best items are Coorg Fried Chicken, Appam, Elaneer (Coconut) Payasam, Avial, and Thali.
Open: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Gateway Hotel, 66, Residency Road, Bengaluru.
Ente Keralam, Ulsoor
Ente Keralam is quite famous and has a couple of branches in the city. It has a minimalistic yet tasteful and traditional decor. The place looks like an old Kerala house where you find staff wearing the traditional Kasavu. The ambiance is blessed with wooden beams, tiny urils with jasmine carved wooden chairs which add to its Keralian touch.
It is an open-kitchen place which allows the diners to experience the way their food is cooked. The menu includes Karimeen Pollichathu, Kappa Vayachathu, Vazhapoo cutlet, Appam, Puttu with Kadala Curry and more. One thing which is a must-try is Thalaserri Biriyani and of course, Payasam is not be missed.
Open: 12 PM – 3 PM and 7PM – 10:30 PM
Where: 12/1, Ulsoor road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Ulsoor, Bengaluru.
The moment you enter Vembanad you will feel Kerala. Right from that wooden ceiling, decor, waiters, and the music being played will definitely make you a Keralite for a while. One of the fine coastal dining restaurant decorated with Nilavilakku (brass lamp) is heaven-sent for Kerala folks.
Must try – Appam, Beef curry, Cheemen, and Meen Nirachatthu
Open: 12-3 PM and 7-11 PM
Price – Rs. 1200 for two (Approximate)
Where: Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout, Opposite Embassy Golf Links, Bengaluru
Sa-Na-Dige, Crescent Road
A premium restaurant with an air-conditioned dining space and ‘Kerala style’ indoors. You will find a predominance of seafood on the menu, including Rawa Fry Kane (fish coated in semolina and fried crisp) Marvai Sukka (Clams) Live Crab, Jumbo Pomfret and Teekha Prawn Fry. The range of curries also focuses on fish and shellfish. There are some options for vegetarians, but they are likely to feel left out.
Must try – Kerala, Mangalorean, Maharashtrian and Goan seafood
Amenities – Bar, Outdoors seating, and Valet Parking
Price – Rs.1200 for two (Approximate)
Open: 12:30 – 3:30 PM and 7 – 11:30 PM
Where: Crescent Road, High Grounds, Off Race Course Road, Bengaluru.
Carnival De Goa, Ulsoor
Do you have a Goa trip in your To-Do list from ages? Though we cannot promise the scenic nature of Goa and the freedom of exuberance, however, I can bet on the best Goan seafood here at Carnival De Goa restaurant located in Ulsoor. The inner walls of this restaurant decorated with Mario Miranda Style caricatures and the authentic coastal music will give you a perfect Goan ambiance. The waiter in a rich Goan attire and the deliciously fresh food is an add-on.
Must try – Jumbo Prawns, Crab with butter garlic, Prawn curry rice, Caramel custard, and Pork Vindaloo.
Amenities – Bar, Outdoor Seating, Smoking area, Valet parking and the cheerful Goan ambiance.
Price – Rs.1000 for two (Approximate)
Where: No:8/6, Kensington Point, Ulsoor Road, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Bengaluru
ThalessaryRestaurant is a chain of multi-cuisine dining restaurants serving the authentic Kerala food in Bengaluru. In comparison to other Kerala restaurants, this one is quite pocket-friendly and ambiance is simple and gorgeous. When you are here, try Karimeen Fry, Puttu Biriyani, Thalessary Chicken Biriyani, Nadan Chicken curry and Kerala Thaali.
Open: 8 AM – 11 PM
Price – Rs.300 (Approximate)
Where: Near Anand Sweets, Koramangala 5th Block, Bengaluru (Other locations: Maratahalli, Bellandur, Yelahanka, Whitefield, Yeshwanthpur, Kammanahalli, Electronic City).
Coconut Grove, Church Street
A typical Kerala restaurant with a lot of Coconut trees around is an amazing place to stop by for a Weekend lunch. This is a place which literally teleports you from busy streets of Bengaluru to the land of Gods. Some of the best cuisines to try in Coconut groove are Idiyappam, Appam, Malabar Paratha, Avail, Ulli theeyal, and Stew.
Open: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Spencers Building, Church Street, Bengaluru.
So, this was our list of restaurants for an amazing Kerala food in Bangalore. If you know or have been to the awesome Kerala restaurants in Bangalore then please let us know in the comments. We would like to try them as well.
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