A taste of Kerala in Bengaluru: Check out this 20-year-old eatery

A taste of Kerala in Bengaluru: Checkout this 20-year-old eatery

Bengaluru is a food haven which is frequented by foodies from all over the country to enjoy various cuisines and flavours. From authentic Swedish meatballs to Italian pizza, everything is available here at many swanky eateries. However, Keralites often complain that it isn’t easy to find a good Kerala restaurant where traditional fish curry or pearl spot roasted in plantain leaf could be enjoyed. Not many know about the ‘Kerala Pavilion’ hotel in Domlur that has been serving authentic Kerala delicacies for the last two decades. Malayali youngsters who work in the IT companies in Domlur are regular customers here. Besides, this cosy restaurant is the favourite hang out place for many Malayali families during weekends.

The ‘Kerala Pavilion’ hotel in Domlur that has been serving authentic Kerala delicacies for the last two decades.

The regular fish curry meals served for lunch is a popular item at the hotel that was started in 2002 near the Domlur bus stand. Hotel owner Sharath Kumar, who hails from Kottakkal in Malappuram, says that their menu reflects diversity to satisfy the customers who come from various parts of Kerala.

Besides the fish curry meals, vegetarian and chicken curry meals too are available here. Puttu, appam, idiyappam and dosa are some of the breakfast items available here. Authentic Kerala snacks like pazhampori or banana fritters, parippuvada, unniyappam, and vettu cake are served in the evening.

Ratheesh, a native of Ottapalam, is the main chef here. He vows that all the dishes are prepared in coconut oil to ensure authentic taste. From the Palakkad matta rice to the fresh plantains, the ingredients are brought from Kerala. As the pandemic restrictions have been completely lifted, Kerala Pavillion plans to serve elaborate sadya, this year, to celebrate Onam in style.  

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