Tangled up in tangy flavours

Imli or Tamarind – an important ingredient of gravies that brings a completely different flavour to the dish. Hence the name, Tamarind. The restaurant has branches in Indiranagar and Banaswadi. This restaurant is a part of the same group that owns Enigma, the pub, and a rooftop restaurant interestingly called ‘Over the Top.’ All three are located in the same building.

Handi Mushroom – Tamarind. Pic: Anisha Nair



This giant will not satisfy

Bakasur, a new restaurant on ORR will definitely draw your attention with the images of a giant with his mouth wide open, displayed along the building. But it is not a place you will come back to, the food and the service is substandard.

The buffet is simply a waste of time. Be it soup, starters or the main course, everything cold!

The paneer was hard, the rotis too were cold and hard. The vegetables were either overcooked or undercooked and there was no attempt to chop them to bite size. The apricot rice and dal makhani are the only dishes that is palatable, but that too was cold though!

And it is pricey too. A meal for two costs Rs 1200 (without alcohol). Alcohol is served here.

Address: Above Snap Fitness, Outer Ring Road, Next to Shobha Hibiscus, Bellandur.

Tamarind has a simple ambience and the menu has lots of options.

For starters, the tandoori aloo is cooked just right. The Mushroom Handi and Garlic Naan was a perfect choice for the main course. The gravy had a generous amount of capsicum and onion. The diced mushrooms were cooked to perfection. And all of this came with the flavour of tamarind.

Popular non-vegetarian dishes are Mutton Rogan Josh and Murgh Lasooni Tikka.

You’ll have to wait for a while before the food is served, as the service is a bit slow.

Apricot rice with Dal Makhani and assortment of vegetables. Pic: Anisha Nair

The best part is, you don’t have to dig deep into your pocket to experience the rich taste of Tamarind. A meal for two costs Rs 500 (without alcohol). And of course you get to enjoy your drink straight from Enigma, the pub below.

Address: 25th Block, 100 Feet Road, Opposite Canara Bank, Koramangala. Ph: 080 25633899, 080 25420438

Citizen Matters reviews restaurant anonymously and pays for the meals. The reviewer is a vegetarian and the non-veg review is based on opinion of other customers.

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