Address : 3091, First Floor, Opposite ESI Quarters, Double Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Indira Nagar, Bangalore.
Rayaru’s Kitchen, located at Double Road, Indira Nagar got a soul of true Military Hotel but body has been upgraded to make family and friends more comfortable and spend their time peacefully while enjoying delicacy of Karnataka Cuisine.
Place is spread over three floors and apart from decent interior what impresses you most is the aquarium and variety of beautiful dark blue and electric blue fishes.You can have a hearty chat with Mr Bala Krishna, the owner of this place about behavior and food hanit of these fishes whether its Mandarin fish or its Emperor Angel Fish.
Attu Kalu or Paya soup is an authentic soup where leg of lamb is cooked into consommé like consistency using local herbs and spices. Its good source of healing fat and help is inflammation.The soup was made to perfection.
Never imagined Paddu as a non veg starter though tried so many times. Generally Paddu or Kuzhi paniyaram (in Tamil) or Gunta Ponganalu (in Telugu) is made by steaming batter of black lentil and rice in a special pan that comes with multiple small fissures. But this beautifully presented Mutton Paddu was made with grounded boneless mutton and it just melted in my mouth.
Akki Roti- means Rice bread and its extremely popular in Karnataka. They serve crisp Roti made with rice flour, chopped onion and coriander leaves. It was served with Tomato Gojju which had sour and little sweet taste. Coconut chutney was just finger licking.
Ragi Mudde or steamed ragi balls accompanied with Pappu was show stealer of this evening. Pappu not to be confused with Shehzada of Indian Politics but its high protein nutritious dish made with dal and fresh greens.
We also tried Veg Kothu paratha, Bun Parotha (which is their specialty), Andhra Chiili Chicken ( you need to have heart of steel to absorb the spiciness), Sheela Fry(can give Katerina run for money) and Donne Biryani. All dishes have come out very well. I heard Bheja fry too was their signature dishes but by the time we ordered, it was sold out.
Icing on the cake was Coconut lappa. Owner has carried forward the recipe of Pancakes filled with coconut and Jaggery from his grand mother and it was simply out of the world. I can travel from whitefield to this place which is 14kms(not to forget Blore traffic) just to have their Coconut Lappa.