8 Malayali Food Joints In Bangalore That Deserves Your Hungry Attention

Every now and then, all malayalis, who have migrated to another state or a country, have a craving. And that craving comes right from their tummy. Yes, we’re definitely talking about the occasional food hankering they get every time they come across a ‘parotta and beef’ picture on Instagram.

And thank god for the oh-so-amazing malayali food joints whose sole aim is to satiate our food cravings. The only thing these places have in common is mouth-watering Kerala cuisine and a bunch of Kerala food deprived Malayalis. So if are among the very many malayalis who live in the city of Bangalore, here’s a roundup of the best Mallu food joints in Namma Bengaluru.

KHYMA BIRIYANI

Address: Western, Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Cost: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

What’s there not to like in a Biryani, right? The aromatic rice, the spicy flavours of Kerala, and the juicy chicken (or beef) served to people on a silver platter is all it takes to bring a smile on any Mallu’s face. So if you’re looking for an authentic Kerala biryani place that is super friendly on the pocket, Khyma is what you’re looking for. When it comes to biryanis, you cannot miss their Ghee Rice Combo and Mutton Biryani Combo, both bound to satisfy your heart and tummy.

GREEN PEPPER

Address: 1650, 10th Main Rd, Hal, HAL 3rd Stage, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075

Cost: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

These days it’s not hard to find Malabar cuisine. But if authentic is the word you’re searching for, Green Pepper is the way to go. Known  as one the best joints for Malabar cuisine in Bangalore, the food in Green Pepper has nothing to do with the restaurant’s name. However, if beef fry, porotta, fish curry, appam and stew is what you’re hungry for, this place has it all – and it’s pretty damn good here.

KAAYAL

Address: No.1647/1, 2nd Floor, Jeevan Bima Nagar Main Rd, HAL 3rd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075

Cost: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

Kerala is known for its picturesque and pristine backwaters. Translate the word ‘backwater’ to Malayalam, and you get Kaayal. The restaurant has managed to capture the true essence of Kerala through their lip-smacking dishes – our favourite, the Trivandrum Style Kozhi Porichathu, Spicy Allepy Fish Curry, and Kaayal Chicken Biryani. If you have time to kill and tummy to fill, don’t forget to check Kaayal out.

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HOTEL KALPAKA

Address: 84/85, Kalasipalyam Main Road, City Market, Bangalore

Cost: ₹400 for two people (approx.)

Mallu Locals fell in love with this tiny yet cozy joint for its authentic Kerala cuisine and of course, its affordability. Ever so often, Bangaloreans from near and far go to this place to have what they’d call ‘mallu food’. Expect to find your favourite Kerala dish on their menu. So bring your appetite, get comfortable, and get down on some Netholi Fry, Cyclon Poratta, and Kappa.

KAIRALI RESTUARANT

Address: Bellandur Service Road, Near Pratham Motors, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103

Cost: ₹200 for two people (approx.)

So what Kairali Restaurant does is that it brings you the tantalising flavours of Kerala and combines it with ‘sneham’ (love) to make you feel like you’ve devoured the best food ever. Some may call this just another restaurant but trust us, it will bring back good ol’ memories of eating food from a banana leaf. This restaurant is the best thing that happened to Bangalore – and for good reason.

MEAZA GINGER KITCHEN

Address: NO 51, Link Rd 4, NEAR ESI HOSPITAL, Stage 3, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.)

Are you hardcore Kerala-karan? Well,  the Meaza Ginger Kitchen has everything a Mallu wants to eat on a day-to-day basis (OMG, I’ craving their food already). This social media-friendly mallu hotspot can make your life a better place because their savoury dishes can leave you hungry for more Kerala food. Call me crazy, but when I first stepped foot in this restaurant, I was literally basking in the aroma of their food. For the full effect, grab some Thattu Dosa,  Pothi Biriyani, Kunji Kozhi Porichth and order a sweet lime soda in the end. Indulge yourself guilt free gluttony!

EMPIRE RESTUARANT

Address: Near, Plot No. 103 1st Cross Rd, Jyoti Nivas College Rd, Industrial Area, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095

Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)

This, my friends, is the holy grail of Kerala cuisine.  Sure, it’s a multi-cuisine restaurant, but Malayalis go there for food from God’s Own Country. There’s no need to question the authenticity of this restaurant. Now you know where to pig out on a plate or two of Mutton Varatharachathu, Fish Onion Roast, and Mutton Coconut Fry – all loaded with Malluness. If you can’t shake you Kerala roots, don’t worry – there’s Malabar Chicken Curry to bank on.

JOSE’S MESS

Address: Maruthi Nagar Main Road, 9th Cross, BTM, Bangalore

Cost: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

If ‘tattu kada’ feel is what you’re looking for in a Kerala restaurant, Jose’s Mess is the place to be in. Stop by for their Kerala Sadhya, Kappa Biriyani, Beef Roast, and Ghee Roast. While you’re at it, keep your phone handy, because you wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to make your other mallu friends jealous. And don’t forget to arrive hungry – their food tastes better that way!

Did we miss your favourite Kerala food joints in Bangalore? If we did, let us know in comments below.

Aishwarya Gopinathhttps://pinklungicom.wordpress.com/
A foodie at heart, an aspiring novelist, and an enthusiastic writer by nature, I love to dig deep into culture and lifestyle of the place and people around me. I hope to make people cry, laugh, smile, angry, and satisfied with my writing.

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