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Indian Paratha Company

Indian Paratha Company is an upscale cafe which sits on the NH4, near to Bengaluru International Airport with one of the best views to offer. The main concept is to be a pitstop for riders and travellers which provides fresh, fast vegetarian food.

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We were here as a part of FBAB meetup and IPC had decided what they wanted to serve us. They had a list of items which were popular and we started with a lassi – Patiala Lassi is what we needed after a long drive on a hot sunny day. It was more than just a welcome drink. The curd is blended perfectly, the sweetness is on point and was topped off with Kesar for additional flavours.

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Pakoda Platter is the best way to spend an evening while sunset was a bonus view! The platter contained Onion Pakoda and Paneer Pakoda, were crisp and the spices were perfect.

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Achari Masti Paratha was one of our favourites. The filling was just amazing, spices were a treat to taste buds. It was served with curd, pickle, chilli chutney and few slices of onion and capsicum which went hand-in-hand. Spicy food lovers gotta try this.

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Parathzza, a unique combination of Paratha and Pizza,  we got to try Paneer Tikka Parathzzaa. The base was perfectly cooked while the stuffing was made up of paneer and topped with cheese. Spices could’ve been improved and addition of sauce or pickle would’ve been better.

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Kulfi is our all time favourite dessert. Nothing can match the fun in eating it. The plating of Kulfi was just so simple and appealing. We were served with a great Kulfi indeed.

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Irish Coffee was a layered drink with Caramel at the bottom, Cream in the middle and Coffee on top with ice cubes. Three layers with three different flavours was surely a tickle to taste buds.

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A very well maintained place with friendly staff to take care of the customers. Small world which offers great food. Three Cheers to IPC team 🙂

Address – Kasaba Hobli, Devanahalli, 10KM from International Airport, Bengaluru.
Click here to get Directions on Google Map

Indian Paratha Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Malgudi Vattika

On a bright sunny day, we pulled our seatbelts tight and set on a long drive towards Bidadi and little did we knew about Malgudi Vattika. Dropped off the car and looked out to see amazing restaurant amidst nature. Tall coconut trees, tiny shrubs, bright green grass, stone boards, antique furniture, good food, happy helpers made our long drive worthy 🙂

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We were welcomed with cool lime soda and buttermilk which is just needed on a sunny day. A perfect cool welcome we would say 🙂 Lime Soda had right proportions of nimbu, sugar & salt and Buttermilk was perfectly blended with spices and coriander.

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Halli Katte is a hidden treasure, spread behind the parking lot under the shades of lush greens which is used to host private events or group gatherings. A lot of board games like Snake-and-Ladder, Tic-Tac-Toe, Pagade (traditional game) and Alla-Gulli-Mane are available here, that just reminded us about our lively childhood 🙂

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It’s a tradition in South India to start a meal with sweet to ensure a happy meal which is followed at Malgudi Vattika. We started with Kayi Holige and Menasinakai Bajji. Holige is a type of Indian sweet bread stuffed with coconut & jaggery (hoorna) which was fried perfectly and served with ghee. Bajji was served hot which left us for wanting more.

Paneer Tikka was next on the line, a vibrant dish both in terms of flavours and colors. Cottage Cheese marinated in spice mixture and cooked to perfection.

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The most awaited South Indian meal was next on the line. The portions were huge and the copper plates made them heavy. This is a complete meal containing Curries, Salad, Chutney and Jolada Roti/Puri. There’s rice meal available too. There are very few places that prepare amazing Jolada Roti and Malgudi Vattika undoubtedly is one among them. Rice-rasam combo gave the perfect end to the long meal.

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The meals were followed by Veg Handi Biriyani and Veg Pulao. Two rice dishes rich in flavours, looked alike (with one of them having paneer) while tasting unique. We’d say the presence of sweetness reminded us of days at Kerala.

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Makkai ki Roti and Sarson da Saag, a dish as fancy as the name. The roti was loaded with butter & corn flavours. Sarson da Saag was a delight to taste buds. This being our first try with the dish, we weren’t let down.

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After good starters and heavy meal, we ordered a couple of fresh fruit juices. Watermelon, Chikoo Milkshake and Pineapple are few to mention.

The ambience is bright with lush greens, high trees and cool breeze. If you’re one of those who’d travel to have good food, then you’re in for a treat at Malgudi Vattika. The entire setup gives you a nostalgic feel and starts right from the small light posts to the large dining tables. A class apart from the ones found in the city. One of the classiest that we have come across. The lawn has some of the highlights like antique furniture, a cycle, rustic trunk and a life-size bullock cart.

Not to forget, hospitality and the service were really good. Three cheers to the entire team of Malgudi Vattika 🙂

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Address – #64, 1KM from Wonder-La Gate, Mysore Road, Bengaluru
Click here to get Directions on Google Map

Malgudi Vattika Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Cookaroo

Cookaroo is an innovative food-delivery startup which operates on partner-kitchens model. They use the kitchen space of partnered hotels to prepare food. The daily changing menu repeats after a couple of weeks. The menu contains Indian, Chinese, Thai and Continental (at selected locations) dishes.

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A long menu is a nightmare for any foodie, and Cookaroo has tackled this with an efficient short menu. One fine day, we were all set to taste their recipes. We started off with Alfredo White Sauce Pasta which had Rich and Creamy texture! The melting Cheese gave great flavours. The addition of Capsicum, Mushroom and Baby Corn made

We started with Alfredo White Sauce Pasta with garlic bread which had Rich and Creamy texture. The melting Cheese gave great flavours. The addition of Capsicum, Mushroom and Baby Corn made it even more delicious.

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Paneer Masala with Phulka was a perfect combination. Cubes of Fresh cottage cheese with spices made it just right to eat. The curry is light and packs good flavours. Phulka is something they’ve figured out, it’s soft and fried well.

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Chicken Fried Rice with Chili Garlic Sauce is one of my favourites. I had tried it from a Chinese restaurant and every other place didn’t quite live up my expectation. Cookaroo was a new try for me, being worried I took my first bite and it was amazing. They have got the taste right on.

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Non-Veg Combo packs in huge portions. The chilli chicken was on point with the spice, a treat to the tastebuds! Chicken Gravy made the entire dish a delight, less oil, tender pieces of chicken and right flavours. Dhal makhani was light and ends the meal perfectly. Phulka was soft even after a long duration.

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Packaging plays a crucial role, especially in a food-delivery startup. Cookaroo uses the high-grade containers, convenient and keeps the food warm for a long time. While all dishes were packed in easy containers with a removable covering, the meal was packed with spill-proof cover to hold it together.

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– Dishes available differ to each delivery location.
– Delivery on-demand is available (can be chosen while placing an order).
– You can order food from their Website or App.

Cookaroo.in Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Paradise opens at New BEL Road – 18th FBAB Meetup

Whenever we think of food, ‘biriyani’ is what we think of and the next thing is, which is the best place to try Biryanis? This is where Paradise comes into the picture.

Paradise serves one of the best biryani’s in the world. Paradise is the go-to place for Biryani in Hyderabad and they are trying to set the same trend here in Bengaluru. The place is highly appreciated by many celebrities which adds a feather to its pride.

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The chain which was limited to the North and East Bangalore has now recently opened up a new outlet in New BEL Road and we were invited to try their dishes as a part of 18th FBAB Meetup on the second working day.

The menu seemed like it was never going to end. So, we decided to try a little of each dish. Started off with Paneer Haryali Tikka, soft cubes of paneer which were perfectly marinated and cooked. It had a smooth texture and the chutney tasted great.

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Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh is one of those dishes that pack a surprise. It’s made up of finely chopped vegetables and topped with roasted peanuts.

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Then came the Veg Platter which consisted of Paneer 65 & Paneer Tikka, along with Paneer Haryali Tikka & Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh. Paneer 65 resembles Chicken 65 in terms of taste. Chunks of paneer tossed in spices, couple of chilis and topped with curry leaves. Paneer Tikka, paneer marinated in yoghurt, spices and grilled on tandoor. It has the right amount of spices.

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Veg Manchurian, fried vegetables in dumpling shape cooked with Manchurian sauce to give it a perfect blend of spices and the garnishing makes it eye-catching.

Apollo Fish was one of the best fish recipes I had. Boneless fish cooked in sauce, green chillies & curry leaves. It is crisped enough to give a crunchy texture, a great starter.

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Chilli Prawns was one of the highlights, fresh and tender prawns marinated in mixture of spices, deep fried & oil reduced & well garnished.

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Chilli Chicken, small chunks are deep-fried first and then cooked in tangy chilli sauce which gives it good flavours. Fried chicken with a twist.

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Mutton Seekh Kebab, minced lamb meat mixed with mild spices and cooked on a skewer. Meat is tender and just melts in your mouth.

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Veg Biryani, special flavours of spices blend with veggies and basmati rice. Tastes good with raitha.

Special Chicken Biryani, pieces of chicken & basmati rice cooked in many levels with saffron and few spices which makes it a great biryani. It’s massive proportion, easily serves a group of 6-8 members.

Special Mutton Biryani, mixture of rice & lamb meat cooked with saffron, herbs and spices for a long duration to infuse the flavours into each bit of the biryani. Both of the biryanis are served with Mirchi ka Salan and Raita which makes them even more delicious.

Double-ka-meetha is a hyderabadi dessert made of special bread that’s prepared by them. Soaked and served in milk with hint of caradamom. Qubani-ka-meetha, is again a hyderabadi dessert made of apricots served in sweet syrup.

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Gajar Halwa & Gulab Jamun, all time favorite dessert of us. It was good and one jamun could leave you filled.

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The area is pretty huge compared to other outlets, serving in ground level and first level which can take upto an approx of 300 people at once and a dedicated take-away counter. The walls are painted white, decored with photos of celebrities & dishes-in-progress.

Happy about their hospitality and service. Staff are friendly in approach. The whole place is maintained well 🙂

Address – Vacuum House 1, Chikkamaranahalli, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.

Paradise Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Baba Fattoosh – Home Cooked Food @ your Doorstep!

Simplicity at its best defines BABA FATTOOSH! It is a ‘delivery-only’ food startup that serves authentic north-Indian home food 🙂 A perfect eatery to order home cooked food. They have a daily-changing menu and won’t repeat the menu for minimum a week.

What was on the menu when we ordered?

1. Bhindi Fry – Perfectly fried segments of bhindi, tossed in spices that tastes really good. Goes well with parathas they serve. Trust me you must try this ‘coz it was finger licking good! 😛

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2. Chatpata Aloo – Neatly chopped aloo pieces that’s pan fried first and later mixed with few spices. Mild flavoured Chatpata aloo tastes good with parathas too.

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3. Tawa Paneer – Dices of fresh cottage cheese finely cooked in tomato puree with few vegetables and topped with Indian-herbs & spices. Drizzle a little lime juice and take a bite with paratha, see how it feels.

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4. Kadhai Chicken – Fresh tender chicken cooked in tasty gravy and topped with crispy onions. A light dish filled with wonderful flavors that goes great with the parathas.

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5. Parathas – Methi and plain parathas are the two varieties they prepare. As usual, they are shallow fried and tastes good when they’re hot.

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6. Salad – Box filled with colorful veggie slices and lemon pieces that is not usually served all time.

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7. Mint Lemon Juice – A cute little bottle filled with juice that gives the hint of mint, lime and few spices. Tastes good when it’s cool. So, keep it cold before you take a sip 😛

8. Gulab Jamun – Gulab Jamun is one of the sweet that every Indian likes! A soft delicious sweet filled with kova and soaked in sugar syrup. Feels heavenly when you take a bite *_*

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– They deliver to neighbourhoods of Marathahalli and Whitefield within a radius of 5-6kms.
– You can order either from their Website or their App.

Baba Fattoosh Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Zzungry

Zzungry is a new ‘delivery only’ startup with a great concept of catering Royal Indian Cuisine. The food which was only served at five-star hotels & palaces is now being delivered to your doorstep at an affordable price. They’ve a main kitchen at HSR layout and a processing outlet in Indiranagar. They’ve experimented with royal dishes from all over the country and is brought under a single menu. The menu changes every week and all prices are inclusive of taxes, so what you see is what you pay!

Tandoori Malai Broccoli – A great dish to start off a royal meal! It is cooked in creamy malai mixed with few spices, and light fried in tandoori. The floret of broccoli is crunchy, packs spices and malai adds a cheesy texture to it.

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Malai Paneer – Fresh paneer cooked with malai, cheese and ground cardamom. To make it tastier, it is topped with partial cheese dipped onion. The softness of paneer is carried by the creaminess of malai and cheese. A must try if you are a paneer lover!

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Makhmali Murg Seekh – Finely chopped chicken mixed with herbs and spices, put on skewers and cooked in tandoor. After it’s cooked, the central space is filled with cheese which just melts once you eat it.

Murg Sholay Kebab – A boneless chicken leg piece marinated in special cream, cooked in tandoor with Indian spices for perfect taste. Chicken is tender, filled with flavours and spicy to eat. The dish is topped with finely chopped coriander that enlightens the aroma.

Lamb Kebab Gorkhar – This dish is similar to Makhmali Murg Seekh, except for it’s made up of lamb and doesn’t have a cheese filling. The dish is said to be originated from Gorkha, a tribe of Nepal. Mince lamb, combined with spices and herbs, cooked in tandoor. The dish goes great with green chutney.

Nachini(Ragi) Bhutta Paratha – You got to try this even if you don’t like ragi. Ragi paratha stuffed with a mixture of potato & corn and cooked to perfect softness. A dish which can be consumed without any gravies but tastes great with all gravies they serve.

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Flavoured Phulka – The ideal accompaniment to any main course is phulka and try it with all gravies for a royal experience. Phulka is of two varieties, combined with the tangy kick of tomato and spinach.

Ajwaini Hing Paratha – The paratha made up of whole wheat flour and a hint of Hing. It is soft & layered and goes well with all gravies they serve.

Dum Murg Nizami – Names just keep getting crazier. This is certainly one of my favs! Chicken leg cooked in spices, onions and cashew. The gravy has a lot of Hyderabadi flavours. It goes great with phulkas.

Murg Burrani – A garlic flavoured chicken leg piece marinated with spices and cooked in tandoor.

Mutton Kolhapuri – Kolhapuri mutton is one of the few mutton dishes that I like. The meat is perfectly cooked with onions, garlic gravy, a few poppy seeds and coconut. This curry fills you up easily and goes well with all bread. It accompanies Shimla Pulao even better!

Veg Sabnam Curry – Cubes of cottage cheese, baby corn, mushrooms and corn cooked in tomato onion gravy which gives it a soft and crunchy texture.

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Kofta E Gulmarg – Stuffed cottage cheese balls mixed with Kashmiri apple and dry fruits dipped in flavorful gravy, which was a delicacy during royals of Kashmir. It gives you a hint of both sweetness and spice.

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Veg Shimla Pulao – Mild flavoured basmati rice cooked with bell peppers and garam masala. It tastes good with Mutton Kolhapuri/Veg Sabnam Curry.

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Chenna Makhana Sangam – The chef’s signature dessert from the Zzungry kitchen. A royal dessert made of Chenna soaked in makhana and puffed lotus seeds which gives a unique flavour.

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Gulab Jamoon Panjgiri – Homemade Gulab Jamoon served in phirnee which is saffron flavoured. A Moghlai dessert unique textures.

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– They deliver to neighbourhoods of HSR layout, within a radius of 5-6kms.

Zzungry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato