Bangaluru Goes Falafelicious
Recently opened Falafels located at transit food court-Forum Mall hosted me for an exclusive food tasting session. Falafels falls in the healthy fast food chain category. A trend slowly catching up across Bengaluru. At Falafels they are serving a variety of nutritious and protein rich dishes. The extensive menu features wide range of Mediterranean dishes with a mix of few local flavors. One can snack on hummus with grilled pita breads or grilled chicken shawarma with Khawa tea. To cater as per the taste buds of locals the head chef has curated many dishes with local flavors, like coconut based malabar chicken pide which was our favorite. At Falafels food is pocket friendly, filling, convenient, healthy and delicious.
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What did I get to taste??
We started our tasting with Assorted Dips and pita breads: A Chickpea base hummus with different flavors. Peri Peri hummus, Basil Hummus, Basil and sun dried tomato hummus, Cumin and cilantro hummus, Creamy Garlic Dip, Pickled Vegetables, Pita breads made with wheat and a side of spicy harrisa was a power pack lunch on its own. Portion size was generous the dips were made with different herbs and spices, this dip platter is perfect starter.
Next item we got to taste two different shawarmas, a traditional paneer shawarma and a chicken shawarma. All shawarmas are wrapped in Khubz bread. A generous spread of hummus, garlic sauce, lettuce, pickled vegetables and a spicy harrisa sauce is used. we can pick chicken or paneer.
Spicy Chicken Taouk Shawarma
Lemonade prepared with kokum juice and basil.
Next came some refreshing lemonades along with malabar chicken pide, tostadas and a exotic veg pide pizza. Pita pockets come in multi-grain white bread and whole wheat you can pick and choose as per preference. I was served whole wheat pita which was fluffy filled with crispy falafels, hummus, chipotle sauce and veggies. These pita pockets are perfect to snack on after a stroll around the mall...
Malabar Chicken Pide
A Turkish flat pita bread topped with coconut curry sauce and grilled chicken then topped with cheddar cheese and grilled...
Exotic Veg Pide Pizza
Turkish flat pita bread topped with a tangy sauce, olives, veggies and cheese then grilled. This pizza was quite different they do serve a packet of basil seasoning but I like the way it was.
Crispy tortilla topped with re-fried beans, hummus, salsa and cheddar cheese...
We ended our tasting session with kawa tea...
Kashmiri Kawa Tea
What a great way to end the meal. A Green tea steeped with saffron, cinnamon and cardamom. Overall I liked the fact they have included whole wheat and multi grain bread option. Falafels guilt free snacking options are great.