Straight out of kitchen

Straight out of kitchen

Traditonal Fare

Straight out of kitchen

Relish: Customers enjoying a meal. DH Photo by Shivakumar B H

If you love authentic Iyengar food, you should head to Puliyogare Point at N R Colony in Basavanagudi. Pure and traditional flavour is the USP of this eatery. The typical, traditional food joint is a popular hub for many youngsters in and around South Bangalore. It has a seating capacity of 20 people along with a self-serving division.

The menu itself seems to be mouth-watering as it has a variety of breakfast and rice items. It offers four types of idlis — thatte idli, Kanjeevaram idli, mini idli and curd idli. “Kanjeevaram idli is like a masala idli for which, we make use of jeera, pepper, coconut pieces, green chillies and coriander. We have many fans of this special idli,” reveals B S Kishen, the proprietor.

Their list of dosas is huge as well — masala dosa, medu dosa, set dosa, vegetable dosa, onion dosa, ade dosa and batani dosa. “Ade dosa is prepared by mixing different cereals and pulses. We serve medu dosa along with avial, a sambar made out of buttermilk. Just for the sake of this delicious avial, many clients opt for medu dosa,” he beams.

The food junction also serves lip-smacking rice savouries like puliyogare, pongal, sakkare pongal, lemonogare, menthyaogare, sabsige soppuogare, pudina palav, vegetable palav, curd rice, vangi bath, thenga sadam (coconut rice), nalagri sadam (bisibelebath) and also chapathi, akki rotti and otthu shavige (home-made rice noodles).

You can also treat yourself to conventional food items like uddina vade, ambode, mosaru vade, uppittu, sajjige and shavige bath. People with sweet tooth can enjoy sajjappa (sweet kachori with jaggery, coconut pieces and rava), athirasa, besan laddu, gari laddu, badam puri, Mysore pak and obbattu.

The joint has come up with a special menu for Sundays consisting of dishes like nuchchinunde, menthy soppuogare, tarakari rotti and gasagase payasa.

“We prepare only traditional food items and being at the heart of Basavanagudi, the food joint is frequented by software engineers, students and families during breakfast and lunch hours. Most of our clients are regulars and we promise natural and homely food to everyone. We never use artificial flavours or colours,” says Kishen and adds, “We feel proud to have served many celebrities in the City. Actor Sudeep frequently relishes the food items here and we have served Arundhati Nag too.” They also undertake outdoor catering. Puliyogare Point is open on all days from 7 am to 10 pm.