The flavours of Karnataka

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The flavours of Karnataka

If you’re looking to start your weekend on a relaxed note, head over to Citrus, The Leela Palace, for Namma Bengaluru Brunch. Offered on Saturdays, the brunch is sure to satiate your cravings as well as ensure you a blissful siesta.

The brunch, with dishes from across the globe, also has a touch of the flavours of Karnataka as it offers the traditional specialties of Coorg, Mangalore, Karwar, Mysore, Udupi, Hubli and Bangalore among others.

The menu consists of more than 100 specialties. There are over 25 varieties of traditional dosas and street food from Mysore, Karwar and Mangalore like kuri kal soup (lamb trotters broth), Kundapur mutton curry (lamb cooked with dry coconut and badgi chilli gravy), kori roti (chicken curry with crispy rice pancake), Mangalore southekayi majjige huli (Mangalore cucumber cooked with curd gravy), Coorgi fish curry (fish cooked with fresh coriander and kacham puli), bannur kuri mamsa biryani (bannur curried lamb dum with bullet rice), Cuban style beef stew, batata padangi gassi (potato and homemade sprouts cooked with badge chilli and coconut gravy), Kalasipalya market kuri roast (lamb leg), Mysore dosa and cauliflower kempu bezule. 

Explaining the concept, Rajarajan Paul, executive sous chef, said, “The Sunday brunch that we offer mainly caters to the expatriate crowd. We wanted to attract the locals and at the same time, showcase local cuisine. And since we are targetting families and the IT sector, we decided to offer a brunch on Saturdays. We’ve had a good start and are hoping to get more crowd after the exam season.”

He added, “In fact, to ensure that the dishes are as authentic as possible, we get the ingredients from that particular area. We have found that many are open to experimenting.” Kunal Chauhan, the general manager of the hotel said, “With the rapid growth of various cuisines across the world, the street food of Bangalore and authentic recipes of some of the popular regions of Karnataka are losing significance at a very fast pace.

Hence, in an attempt to revive the lost cuisine of Karnataka and street food of Bangalore, we will be showcasing the road-side delicacies in a plush and tidy atmosphere on a bright Saturday.” 

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