Traversing the food map
Rajitha Menon, DH News Services, Nov 3 2017, 21:13 IST
For long, Bengalureans have been under the impression that places in the heart of the city are the only options to indulge their tastebuds. Not anymore! RMZ Eco World in Bellandur now boasts of a spanking new outlet of ‘Bombay Brasserie’. Like the other outlets, this one too is a visual treat with its green and glass interiors. Soft lighting, an open plan, comfortable chairs, poolside seating — need we say more?
If the decor doesn’t make you happy enough, the food will do the rest though it is slightly on the pricier side. ‘Bombay Brasserie’ focuses on flavours that have never been tried before, twisting traditional recipes to suit today’s tastes. They use regionally-sourced ingredients, like ‘Aam papad’ from Amritsar, ‘Kashundi’ from Bengal and ‘Malwani masala’ from the Konkan belt to give an authentically delicious twist to their offerings.
Begin your meal with starters like ‘The 6 chutney papad tokri’ and ‘Chakhna tray’, that comprise assorted crunchy nibbles, or choose between the ‘Crackling tamatar soup’ and ‘Home-style chicken and almond soup’.
Next come the ‘Smalls’ which have some delectable options like ‘Aam papad paneer’, ‘Chilli cheese kulcha’, ‘Spicy pahadi mushrooms’ (highly recommended) and so on. From the ‘Calcutta club fish fry’, with its generous portions and mouth-watering mustard and salsa accompaniments, to the ‘Andhra chicken’, the aromas and tastes of authentic ingredients from different states are sure to woo you. A special shoutout to the ‘Marathi jhinga mirch’, which is prawns tossed in a fiery coarsely-pounded green chilli chutney with crunchy peanuts and garnished with freshly grated coconut.
Their signature street kebabs are next in line. The flavourful ‘Kashmiri naan kebab’, which is hand ground mutton mince seekh infused with flavours and served on a saffron-brushed ‘naan’, is a must try.
The eatery believes that the right pairing highlights every ingredient and enhances the taste of the curry. Options like ‘Amritsar mall road paneer bhurji’ and ‘Kheema aloo pie with bun maska’ await you in ‘Paired curries’. For chicken lovers, the ‘Coast-to-coast chicken with mixed seed roti’ is a good try. In the ‘Mario’s mango prawns and coconut rice’, the prawns are cooked in traditional Goan ‘ambotik masala’, which is a spicy and tangy gravy, and is served with rice wrapped in banana leaf.
Next are the mains with a generous selection of delectable eats made of ‘paneer’, chicken, mushrooms and fish. The accompaniments range from steamed rice to Indian breads like ‘Amritsari aloo kulcha’ and ‘naan’. The ‘Chur chur paratha’ has managed to command quite a fan following within a short span of time.
Finish your meal in a sweet way with the ‘Amritsari kulfa’ or the ‘Bombay ice cream sandwich’ which takes you on a trip down memory lane with ice cream sandwiches made with Jim-Jam, Parle G and Bourbon biscuits with an addition of Gems, toffees and jujube candy. The place also offers an extensive selection of drinks.
‘Bombay Brasserie’ is located in International Bay, Campus 8/A, RMZ Eco World, Sarjapura, Bellandur.