Bangalore is geared up for Diwali this festive season, I was in the mood to taste traditional cuisine right up my alley was an invite to dine at Kesariya totally excited with the invite and we headed to Kesariya, JP Nagar › 55, Goenka Chambers, Jeevan Griha Colony, 19th Main, Phase 2, Bangalore 560078.
Food: The scrumptious vegetarian thali consists authentic rajasthani shekhawati dishes some dishes were family owned traditional recipes.The Thali is priced at 545/- for adults and 300/- for kids, inclusive of all taxes.
Ambiance: Reminded me of old rajasthani haveli, antique columns, jharokhas, doors and window panels, are sourced directly from the region, walls adorned with beautiful paintings, ceiling decorated with traditional drawings,What made our dining experience authentic was the puppet show and folk music sung by the puppeteers. The elaborate meal is served on silver crockery which made me feel like royalty.
The Menu: Appetizers, Masala Chaas(Spiced Butter Milk), Moong Dal Shorba(Dal Soup).
Starters, Paneer Ghevar(sweet dish prepared from cottage cheese), Sangar Ka Samosa, Sabudana Vada(Tapioca pearls vada), Baby Corn Pakoda and Raj Kachori.
Dals and Curries. Maharaja paneer, Bhindi Masala, Aloo petha, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Moong Mogar, Imlana, Do Chonk ki dal, Chilla ki kadhi.
Main course, Dal Panchmel, Paneer Baati/Ghee, Gulab Choorma
Rice Dishes, Moong dal khichdi, Chashni Ka Chawal, Steamed Rice.
Bread Basket, Fulka, Bajra Ki roti, Urad Dal Kachawdi, Poori.
Accompaniments, Kachumbar, Green Chutney, Garlic Chutney, Chilly Achaar, Fried kair and gawarfalli papad.
Dessert, Gad Moti, Chikoo Halwa, Malai Kulfi...Paan Beda.
What I got to taste were some new and authentic dishes... Paneer batti, sangar ka samosa, Moong Mogar and gulab churma.
Some combinations were bit freaky combination to me however this was traditional food and I had to taste it. The manager and waiter were kind enough to guide me with the dishes. When I started the main course they asked me to eat the rice khichdi with sweet and tangy tamarind water also know as imlana the taste was quite unique was almost in the same lines like our southindian rasam rice... and sweet rice with moong dal again the sweet and savory combo was really good.
There are very few rajasthani restaurants who serve gatte ki sabzi prepared properly kesariya nailed this dish it was super tasty perfect for roti. The Dishes I liked and will recommend to try are the sangar ka samosa, Paneer Ghevar, Raj Kachori, Dal Panchmel, Paneer Baati/Ghee, Gulab Choorma, Kulfi.
Sangar ka Samosa
Paneer Baati/Ghee, Gulab Choorma
Overall I liked the ambiance and food. the service was good. seated in a traditional haveli like setup and eating out of sliver plate made my day...Visit : http://www.kesariya.in/