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December 2015

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New Agarwal Bhavan

Agarwal Bhavan is one of the best restaurants in my locality. It’s been serving here from decades and no doubt it is the same from then in terms of quality, taste, cleanliness and service.

Chaitra is been visiting this place from her childhood, but it was the first try for Navneeth. It’s well known for special dosas, sweets, and condiments. Apart from this, they serve Chats, South, North Indian cuisines, and Cakes/Pastries too.

This time, we ordered her all time favourite Corn Cheese Roll Dosa and Sandwich Dosa.

Corn Cheese Roll Dosa – As the name suggests, it’s a dosa filled with American corn, grated cheese, mixed with selected spices and served as a dosa roll. It’s cut it into pieces of four and served it with chutney and tomato ketchup.

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Sandwich Dosa – In simple words, it’s a set dosa with a twist. Three layers of dosa filled with slices of onion & tomato, cheese shreds and spices make it a great try. Dosa’s are crisp and hold up perfectly.

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From our earlier visits, we found the following to be worth mentioning.
In sweets section – Gajar ka Halwa, Baasundi, Kashmiri Kalakhand are few of my personal favorites.
In chats section – Majority of the items like Masala Puri, Dahi Puri, Pani Puri, Pav bhaji and few other special varieties  are available. Chats are served only in the evenings.

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Ambience could have been maintained better. The price list has been changed and the menu is improvised. Quantity has decreased along with time. Staff and management are humble and friendly in approach. Parking space needs to be extended. We’ll surely be back for more Corn Cheese Roll Dosa!

Address – #333, MSR Road, Gokul Extension, Mathikere, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru.

New Agarwal Bhavan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Hello Curry – 12th FBAB Meetup!

Hello Curry operates on Delivery-Only space and caters to the demand for quick, affordable and daily food. They started their journey in 2013 at Hyderabad. Bengaluru and Pune have been its recent additions, making a total count of 32 stores in 3 cities.

As invitees for the 12th FBAB meetup, we were at Cartier Hotel for food tasting and package reviewing.

Dishes that were served:
Double ka Meetha – A great welcome sweet, which renders your taste buds. Quick bread based sweet which couldn’t be identified, until we were informed about the recipe. Fried chunks of bread soaked in rich badam milk.

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Veg Biryani – Steamed rice accompanied with mild flavors of spices with fewer vegetables and served with raita. Not great, but a good dish for a veggie. Biryani can be improved in terms of vegetables and spices.

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Boneless Chicken Biryani – This is more of a Bengaluru Biryani rather than an authentic biryani, it’s the result of having to serve different foodies. So, don’t expect this to be spicy. The way they’ve integrated the flavors has come out well. Chicken is perfectly cooked and the its served with raita.

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Mighty Chicken Masala – Ghar ka Chicken, as they say it, but due to the market trends, the name was changed to Mighty Chicken Masala. Soft cooked chicken in a home styled recipe.

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Paneer Capsicum Paratha – How to make a veggie happy? You serve them Paneer Capsicum Paratha! It’s a combination of paneer and finely chopped capsicum, mixed together and stuffed to make a paratha.

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Butter Chicken – Another dish that has a change of recipe to match the localites’ requirement. As usual, tender chicken cooked with masalas and fewer spices.

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Dhal Makhani – Dhal Makhani has been known for leaving one filled and making them feel heavy. But this had a different story. They’ve come up with a brilliant idea of replacing traditional beans with Green Gram, and it has paid off. A great curry that goes well with rice and paratha.

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Paneer Butter Masala – One of their best curries. Double like for the taste, even better with additional butter 😛

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Panchmel Sabzi – As the name says, a light curry made up of five ingredients served with steamed rice. It can also be tried with paratha. Nothing great about the taste.

Chocó Shots – This was a trial dish which isn’t available on the menu. Amazing dessert prepared by a home chef made up of layers of chocolate cream, bits of butterscotch and topped off with choco chips & peanuts.

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Packaging of the Dishes:
For ‘delivery-only’ start-up, it’s just not about the taste of the food but also about the packaging and presenting of it. This is where Hello Curry has stood out in terms of innovation and creativity.
Comic strips and funny quotes are the highlights of the biriyani containers and curry pots.
The paratha packaging resembles a mailbox and the inner part is well segmented for all the side dishes that is served along.

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Delivery note:
Hello Curry caters to the localities within the radius of 5 km from its kitchen.

Hello Curry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

cafe desserts

Calvin’s

The place that we checked in for brunch was Calvin’s, situated in Koramangala. It’s a place consisting of a wide range of desserts such as birthday cakes, jam tarts, gingerbread cookies, plum cakes for Christmas. The atmosphere of this place is well suited for college students who’ve worked up quite an appetite. Considering there are a lot of options on burgers, breakfast specialties (waffles, omelettes) and sandwiches, we ordered Tex-Mex Veg and Mexican Chicken for burgers, Banana Walnut Pie and Jam Tart for desserts.

Tex-Mex Veg Burger – burger consisted of veg patty and cheese with sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce. On a whole it was quite good and filling.

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Mexcian Chicken Burger – burger consisted of chicken patty dipped in cheese and topped with chilli flakes, sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce.

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The burgers were accompanied by potato wedges and a salad. The best part was, the wedges as they were crispy. The salad was made up of chopped veggies and lettuce which is served as just one whole mouthful.

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Banana Walnut pie was nice to start off with, the sweetness was perfect. You can feel the banana with every bite you take.

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The tart, on the other hand, looked good but was opposite in terms of taste. The jam filling was a bit dried up, I expected it to be much better.

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For a price range of oddly 150/- a burger and 70/- for a dessert were worth it. Service could have been a little quicker with burgers, but all together for a small amount of money and a college group it’s a good hangout spot while being clean at the same time.

Address – #124, 1st A Main, JNC Junction, Koramangala 5th Block, Bengaluru

Calvin's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

street-food

Sagar Hotel

This is one of the restaurants that’s been serving North Indian cuisine from decades. It is located in the lane just opposite to KLE College. So, it acts as students adda 😛 and also caters to everyone else. It is well known for Vada Pav, Dhabeli, Fafda and mini Jalebis.

Well, I have been visiting this restaurant from 8 years and the experience gets better every time. These are my all time favorite recipes here;

VadaPav – Veg Vada sandwiched between tava fried pav served with fried green chillies. Authentic taste,and a must try dish.

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Dhabeli – Spicy & tasty paste mixed with peanuts, raisins and few other dry fruits filled in between tava fried pav and topped with sev. Spicy food lovers must try this and I think this is the only hotel which serves dhabeli in the locality.

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Fafda – A soft, mouth rendering  papad amazingly done and served with chillies, carrot & radish salad.

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Mini Jalebis – You get to try Crispy, tasty and sweet miniature jalebis. Leaves you speechless. And one plate of this just fills up your tummy.

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Paneer Tava Pulao , Special Mango milkshake, Banana Milkshake are few other amazing dishes I would suggest one to try during your visit.

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It is so amazing to see how the dishes are prepared, especially the making of fafda. Staff and management are friendly in approach.Weekday or a weekend it pulls in same crowd. Pocket friendly prices. Parking is a little problem here.

Recommended 🙂

Address – Opposite KLE College, Near Navrang Theatre, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru

Sagar Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato