Easy on the pocket

Rustic Ambience

Easy on the pocket

The first thing that catches your attention is the name ‘Sasriakal B’lore’. The moment you enter this eatery, located at the beginning of ITC flyover, near Cox Town, you instantly fall in love with the ambience that has been rather aesthetically done. The small tables, the smaller chairs and the purple and orange walls are all simple, yet the rustic feel of the place is truly inviting.

The eatery was started by Jayant, who quit a lucrative job in the corporate world to pursue his passion — food. He dabbled in cooking and soon discovered that his taste veered more towards it. That’s how ‘Sasriakal B’lore’ happened. About the name, Jayant says, “Sat Sri Akal is a way of greeting someone in Punjabi and that’s the message we want to send out to the people — that they are most welcome to come and try our food.” Jayant adds that it’s a dream-come-true for him because he always wanted to be an entrepreneur.

The eatery serves authentic North Indian food. It is popular for the many variations in parathas, such as aloo paratha, paneer paratha, gobi paratha, mattar paratha, palak paneer paratha, chole-stuffed paratha and rajma paratha.

“The pulao with chicken curry is a fast-moving dish. The combo meals complete with rice, chole, paratha and chicken are also quite popular,” explains Jayant. There are also chicken fry and French fries as short eats and there are a host of drinks such as nimbu pudina, nimbu paani, and lassi to quench your thirst.

The price is reasonable and Jayant says that he prefers to keep it low. “We hope to cater to the young crowd, especially professionals. We optimise our resources to ensure minimum wastage. We notice that a lot of North Indians frequent our joint and now slowly, the localites too have taken a liking to our food,” shares Jayant.

And true to his thought of optimising resources, Jayant has used the tiny space quite well. “We designed the tables and chair to accommodate more in a small place. We wanted to bring in a certain vibrancy in the atmosphere, hence the coloured walls,” reasons Jayant.

This tiny joint has already caught the attention of the localites who don’t think twice before recommending the place to their friends. Rashmi, a professional who frequents the joint, says, “I come here for a take-away. The parathas taste like they are home-made and they also use oil in moderate quantities.”

Seema Kothari, a student, says, “I live alone in the City and whenever I miss what my mother makes, I come here. The pricing too is easy on my pocket.” The eatery is located at No G02, Splendid Plaza, Wheeler Road, Cox Town. For details, call 9741802414. 

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