A feast for city’s non-vegetarians

An eatery on Kanakapura Road offers a variety of dishes from Malenadu region
Last Updated 30 November 2018, 13:54 IST

We’ve been told to feel at home when we eat but how often do we get the sense of ‘home’ when we dine out? When Metrolife visited the newly opened Malenadu Kitchen on Kanakapura Road, this is exactly what we felt.

Having heard that they offered food from the Malenadu region, we were quite excited to taste the authentic flavours that they claimed to have. Let’s just say that we weren’t disappointed at all.

A feast for city’s non-vegetarians

As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by vibrant colours of yellow, orange and red. The owners told us that they handpicked everything and created
DIY projects for the décor.

It included elements like bamboo baskets for lights, colourful ropes as table dividers and vibrant tablecloths.

Staying true to the concept of a family restaurant, there’s a small play area to occupy kids when the parents are busy enjoying the delicious food.

Let’s finally get to what we came here for — the food. The chefs told us that every mix and masala is made in-house to ensure that the taste is authentic. Every recipe has been passed on from generations and nothing is mass produced; you order what you want and they will make it for you then and there.

We started with the ‘Malenadu Special Chicken Sukka’. The meat was tender, juicy and the in-house spice used to cook it in was mouth-watering.

The ‘Anjal Tawa Fry’, unlike others that we’ve tried elsewhere, had a special taste to it; so much so that the overpowering smell of the fish didn’t bother us.

We must warn the vegetarians that there aren’t too many options available for them. The Malenadu cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian and since the owners wanted to keep the dishes are as authentic as possible, vegetarians will find it challenging to order dishes here.

However, you will find quite a few items in paneer, mushroom and mixed vegetables there.

For the main course, we decided to try ‘Akki Roti’ with ‘Chicken Chetinadu’. While the roti was soft, we were impressed at the chicken dish.

When we usually order a Chettinadu dish, those who have a low tolerance level cannot handle the spice. However, here it was only the spice of the pepper and the other in-house masala they used. That was quite refreshing for our palate.

We ended the meal with desserts like ‘Chocolate Kadubu’, a speciality from the region.

It’s a quaint little place that stands true to its name – in terms of flavour, dishes and functionality of a family restaurant.

‘Malenadu Kitchen’ is located at 19/3A, next to Metro Cash And Carry, Konanakunte Cross, Kanakapura Road.

For details, call 7899339911.

(Published 30 November 2018, 11:36 IST)

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