You might have seen me eating delicious continental dishes from fancy restaurants every other day, but at the end of the day, there is nothing that beats mom ke haath ka khaana. I was recently hosted for a special tasting menu at newly launched Maia restaurant located at Bellandur, Bengaluru.
Maia is a movement for the mothers, by the mother. The brainchild of Sejal Shah and her nephew Ishan Shah, Maia promises to give every women an opportunity to showcase their talent and creations via their recipes. It has a restaurant, bakery, banquet and a mothers cook studio.
The 5000+ sq ft restaurant has over 130 covers across three levels, which are spread over an alfresco dining area by a water body and open-to-air decks on the levels above.
Besides the Café and Patisserie, Maia houses a Mother’s Cook Studio, a Recipe Repository, a Banquet space to accommodate between 60 to 80 people, A Shop-in-Shop retail space, a Baby Feeding & Care station and a Cheese making den amongst others.
Mother's Cook Studio- This is the place cooking workshops by mothers could be conducted
Recipe Repository- They’re going to collect the recipes shared by mothers from across the country . Guests could take down the recipes for them to try at home, but mobiles are not allowed , they need to note down the recipes.
Retail Space- This will store the home made spices, pickles, jams etc by the mothers which the guests could purchase
Cheese Making Den- Cheese would be made in house. Occasionally cheese making sessions would be conducted by Sejal.
Email id for sending the recipes is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heres what I got to taste...
Mixed Vegetable Subz Kabab
Mixed vegetable kabab infused with sandalwood and edible camphor served with mint and coriander chutney.
Batela ni chatini
A classic Gujrati style stuffed potato fritters served with a sweet potato chutney.
Classic bell pepper, cherry tomato salad and pomegranete topped with feta cheese...
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Kannadiga home style rice flour rotis served with onion and coconut chutney.
Onion infused fluffy whole wheat bread...
Subz Dum Biryani
Gajar Halwa, Kheer...
Overall enjoyed the pure veg food, wonderful concept even though its a commercial space the entire vibe has a homely feel. Pirce for Two: 800 - 1000/-
Maia-Plot # 253, Green Glen layout, Bellandur, Bangalore: 560 102
Opp Siri Pristine Building, Near Little Elly School