Fusion forward

Last Updated 26 January 2018, 18:53 IST

In a city like Bengaluru, places serving global cuisine are many  but nothing beats the taste of good ol' Indian food. If you share this sentiment, head over to 'Chefactory' to indulge in a hearty meal.  

The quick service and food delivery restaurant, which already had a branch in  Marathahalli,  recently opened two new branches in Whitefield and Jeevan Bima Nagar and dishes out an array of Indian and Indian fusion food. The place aims to  make sure that 'desi' cuisine is treated on par with its  much touted global counterparts.

A compact place with  a bright and  pleasant black and orange theme, the outlet in Jeevan Bima Nagar is located just on the main road, making it easy to spot. Flip through the menu and take your pick from a variety of 'kebabs', 'tikkas', 'biryanis' and sandwiches.

The 'Tandoor' section has some old and new favourites. The 'Tandoori Chicken' is an appetising mix of tender and crunchy chicken while the 'Spicy Grilled Laska Chicken', which is one of the top customer choices, lives up to its fame. It can come across as a tad over-grilled for some so let the chef let you know how you would like it to be as the staff is friendly and open to suggestions.  

The 'Punjabi Tangri' is a spicy and flavourful delight that deserves a special shoutout while the 'Chicken Malai Tikka' is a mouthwatering juicy grilled chicken with the  creaminess of the marinade elevating the taste of the dish.  

Vegetarians can choose from options like the 'Classic Paneer Tikka' (soft and succulent cottage cheese pieces that make for a simple yet zingy dish), 'Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Paneer Tikka' (juicy paneer slices that melt in your mouth though the taste of cheese and mushroom may not really come through), 'Grilled Bharra Bharra Mushrooms' (a spicy and delicious treat that  enlivens your taste buds) and 'Veg Navratna Sheekh' (a simple  offering with somewhat soft flavours).  

The 'biryani' is the USP of the place and rightfully so.  Aromatic long rice is cooked in wood fire to get the authentic taste and mixed well with succulent pieces of meat or fresh veggies  in a tangy masala. The portions are generous and served with a thick 'raita' and curry and is a must-try  for everyone. There are also a variety of  Indian breads.  

'Chefactory' also offers meal boxes and mini meals. These are combinations of 'biryani' or 'kebab',  curry and 'Gulab Jamun' (the only dessert in the place as of now but a heavenly one at that) and are reasonably priced to fill the tummies of  even the hungriest among you.   For those looking for something lighter, there are sandwiches and rolls. The sandwiches are an Indian version with cheese, green chutney and no mayonnaise and a general hit among the regulars.  

The place also has delivery facility and  has specially created boxes with impeccable packaging to make your office lunches a less messy and more enjoyable affair.

'Chefactory' is located in  HAL 3rd Stage extension, Jeevan Bima Nagar.  

(Published 26 January 2018, 11:58 IST)

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