Phaal Photowalk in ShivajiNagar

Phaal is Dish unique to Bangalore. It’s both a reddish-brown curry made from buff in a coriander-pepper-onion-ginger-garlic thickish curry. But on the streets of Bangalore, Phaal is almost always thinly sliced buff pieces, marinated and chargrilled, served on a dried-leaf plate, with some sliced onion. It’s an evening snack and most street vendors start selling […]

Beegara Oota at Gowdru Hotel

Beegara Oota is an age-old tradition of the Gowdas, a community mainly from Southern Karnataka. Also known as Vokkaligas, they’re a largely agricultural community who have a healthy non-vegetarian diet. The Beegara Oota is a special tradition of the Gowdas, in which two-three days after the wedding, the groom’s side invites the bride’s family for […]

Savera Tea Centre - Midnight Chai in Bangalore

I’ve only been going to Savera Tea Centre in Shivaji Nagar since 1998 for my doses of midnight chai. But the place’s been around for much more. I was 23 when I moved to Bangalore and in those days wasn’t too much into discovery of food, inspite of working as a chef at the flight […]

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