The authentic taste of Mysore

The authentic taste of Mysore

Located on the bustling KH Road is ‘Nagashree’s Restaurant and Takeaway’, a small joint that serves tasty delicacies. It’s a treat for the palate, with the flavour being very similar to the taste of home. Surrounded by commercial establishments, the restaurant is frequented by office-goers for lunch, while the evening sees mainly takeaway orders.

The place serves what they term ‘Mysore-style food’. “We have wanted to start something like this for a long time. Initially, the plan was to just have takeaway but later, we decided to have a couple of seats and serve food here,” says Santosh Dhananjaya, who runs the place. “The recipes are household secrets that have been handed down over generations. Our family used to cater to the Mysore Maharaja and we had a number of hotels in and around Majestic back then. We make sure that the food is healthy and light on the stomach,” adds Santosh, who has done a course in hotel management.
While their speciality is non-vegetarian food, they have quite a few items to offer the vegetarians as well.

“People come and ask for biryani, raagi mudde and chicken curry. It’s the raagi mudde and chops that are really appreciated. We also have a special vegetarian meal,” he informs.

The strong aroma of spices and variety of flavours make the food stand out. For those who enjoy spicy food, the chilli chicken is a must try. The menu also includes items such as naati chicken curry, naati chicken fry dry, chicken biryani, chicken fry, chicken pepper dry, mutton biryani, mutton chops, mutton masala, mutton keema ball fry, egg masala and omlette. For dessert, caramel custard is offered.

 Santosh and his brother used to cook themselves when the restaurant started. But now, they have two trained cooks. Keeping this in mind, they have made it a point to keep the number of dishes on the menu limited.

“We don’t have a lot of dishes. The place has only a few tables and is full during meal times,” he notes, adding that the plan is to start outdoor catering soon.
 “A wholesome meal at ‘Nagashree’s’ is meant to put one to sleep!” sums up
Santosh.

‘Nagashree’s Restaurant and Takeaway’ is located at 13, KH Road, Shanthinagar. For details, call 9341324184.

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