Visited my colleagues in Bangalore, and we were brought to a really nice “little” BBQ place that originated from Bangalore.
Barbeque Nation is an Indian restaurant chain headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The restaurant chain also has private equity firm CX Partners as its investor. It has both veg and non-veg options and comes in a semi-buffet format, with hot dishes, dessert counters and of course, lots of BBQ.
Before you think Western style BBQ where you throw copious amount of meat on the grill and burn the life out of them, this place is not. All the meat are well marinate with Indian spices and skewered for a single portion. They are pre-grilled to 80% doneness and then transferred to the table for the finishing touches.
Once in a while, the staff will bring some more specialty dishes like the tandoori drumstick and fried chicken with spicy mayo (not my favourite). And at the hot dishes was a really nice lamb briyani. They have the veg version as well.
Panipuri consists of a round, hollow puri (a deep-fried crisp crepe), filled with a mixture of flavoured water (known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas
Modern chefs, eager to take their culinary expertise to the next level, have come up with interesting variations to the gol gappa (another name for panipuri, but usually made of sooji and wheat instead of wheat only) like the cucumber panipuri,in which cucumber juice is used to fill up the puris.
The kulfi that was served finally was, in my limited experience of eating in India, the best I have tasted. Very rich and creamy, it has a strong taste of diary and fruit.
Kulfi is a frozen dairy dessert originating from the South Asia in the 16th century. It is often described as “traditional Indian ice cream.” It is popular throughout India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), and the Middle East, and widely available in restaurants serving cuisines from the Indian subcontinent around the world.
Kulfi has similarities to ice cream in appearance and taste, but it is denser and creamier. It comes in various flavours. The more traditional ones are cream (malai), rose, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar or zafran), and pistachio. There are newer variations such as apple, orange, strawberry, peanut, and avocado. Unlike ice cream, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard-based ice cream. Thus, it is sometimes considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert. Due to its density, kulfi takes a longer time to melt than Western ice cream.
The service here was impeccable. The little man (no insult here, but compared to size of all of us at the table, he did looked much smaller and slimmer) that was serving our table was really going out of his way to may us feel welcomed, always worried that it would be too “spicy” for us.
Barbeque Nation Yelahanka
Prestige Plaza, 1st Floor, Yelahanka New Town Road, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore – 560064
Tel : 18001086060, 080 6718 3539
Date Visited : Nov 2018