Straight from the tava

Straight from the tava

mastermind Rajesh, the founder of the outlet.

It was the brainchild of two friends who decided to make rotti a brand by itself. In their effort to popularise rottis, Mallappa and Rajesh began the Mallikarjuna Jolada Rotti Angadi near Kamakya, Banashankari 3rd Stage.

This eatery offers authentic taste of the North Karnataka and offers a wide range of rottis, palyas, chutneys and sweets. The place is popular with office-goers and has its share of regulars as well.

These two friends don’t have a background in the food business but believed they could make and market a brand in rotti. They did their own bit of research and found out that there was a great demand for healthy north Karnataka food and soon they decided to start their own business.

They first took the help of Neelamma, mother of Mallappa to dish out delicious food and soon the demand grew and they employed a host of people to steer forward the family business.

The eatery offers a variety of rottis like kadak rotti which has variations like sajje rotti and jolada rotti, wheat rotti, rice rotti and ragi rotti. People who want to relish smooth chapathis can get them here. Enne Badanekai, which has small brinjals stuffed with the mixture made from ground peanut, ginger, garlic, garam masala, salt and spices, sauteed in onions, is available. A wide range of palyas including kaalu palya, soppu palya, usli made from spicy sprouted gram and jholka made from channa dal flour goes well with hot rottis.

Apart from them, sweets such as antinunde, shenga holige and hooranada holige are popular. “We sell all kinds of chutney powder that are home-made. We have Gokak's karadantu,  Belgaum kunda, Dharwad  pedha which are brought in from their respective
regions,” says Rajesh.

The joint is frequented by North Indians as well. “I was born and brought up in Bihar. After shifting to Bangalore I was looking for a place that matches my taste. Even though this delicacy tastes different from my region, I have settled in well,” says Vishal Borikar, a techie.

The eatery is open between 11 am and 3 pm and from 6 pm and 10.30 pm. “My husband loves North Karnataka food and I don’t know how to cook it. Now, I regularly take a parcel for my husband. It is nice that a lot of youngsters show up during the evening to relish the food which is healthy compared to chaats and other spicy items,” says Ranjita, a housewife.

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