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A post on Chicken and Fish dishes within your budget

If you are a non-vegetarian and living in Bangalore (near Madiwala, Silk Board, BTM Layout or Bomanhalli) then this post is exclusively for you. At my place, Rupena Agrahara, there is a new shop named Chicken Express. It is a paradise for chicken lovers and I have never found such a nice Eating shop even in Kolkata that specialises in chicken related fast foods. 

My favourite dishes at Chicken Express are Chicken Hot ‘n’ Crunchy ( priced: ₹50/- ), Piri-Piri Crunch ( priced: ₹60/- ), Hot Wings ( priced: ₹60/- ), Chicken Pop-Corn ( priced: ₹60/- ), Chicken Burger ( priced: ₹60/- ), Chicken Kebabs, etc. They also serve Chieken Biryani which I am yet to taste. Also, the veg-fast-foods are also available at Chicken Express.

The shop is a brainchild of Mr. Sundor, a young entrepreneur, who wants to serve great foods at unbelievably cheap prices. It is Sundor’s nice behaviour towards customers and good quality food that are dragging customers towards the shop. 

Here are the pictures of some items that I have tasted so far.

Chicken Hot 'n' Crunchy, Piri-piri Crunch and Veg Burger and soft drink

Chicken Hot ‘n’ Crunchy, Piri-piri Crunch and Veg. Burger with soft drink

Chicken Hot 'n' Crunchy

Hot ‘n’ Crunchy

Veg Burger with extra Cheese

Veg Burger with extra Cheese

Chicken Piri-piri Crunch

Piri-piri Crunch

Chicken Pop-Corn

Chicken Pop-Corn

French Fries with Chicken

French Fries with Chicken

Menu @ Chicken Express

Menu @ Chicken Express

Fresh Hot 'n' Crunchy meatballs

Fresh Hot ‘n’ Crunchy meatballs


If you are fond of fish eating, the Rupena Agrahara has few shops that keep fish items in menu. But they serve fish items only on Sunday. Following is a Rice with Fish Curry (priced at ₹80) I ordered at a local restaurant near Big Bazaar shopping mall.

Fish Curry

Fish Curry

Rice with fish Curry

Rice with Fish Curry

Hope you will enjoy the foods that I have described today.

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Most people come to Bangalore searching for jobs. But I have come to Bangalore not only to get a new job opportunity but also to adapt a new culture, eat lots of local foods and travelling nearby places. So far, the journey has been so good that i really have nothing to complain (except living with some bad boys in a male PG). What I find fascinating is its budget-friendly eating lifestyle at local hotels and restaurants.

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My ‘gastronomical adventure’ in Bangalore began before I got my first job. At MRA Hostel, they give Puri on every morning. Each Puri is really crispy and you can’t stop before eating at least four.

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As I came to Bangalore during summer, I felt thirsty on a regular basis. Bangalore ‘s local shops at Rupena Agrahara offer a variety of fruit juices. Lemon juice is the cheapest among them (₹ 10/-). However, I preferred one particular item. That is Icecream with Fruit Salad, priced only ₹ 30/-. 

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Narula food centre has diverse kinds of veg. and non veg. items. All of you (vegans, vegetarians, eggetarians and chicken-lovers) will enjoy eating there lunch and dinner. I started eating there by ordering Veg. Thali (price: ₹ 45/- only) but soon shifted to Chicken Thali (price: ₹ 80/-). Occassionally I ate Aloo Paratha (price: ₹ 20/- only) and omlette made of double eggs (price: ₹ 20/- only).

The Chicken Thali contains two chicken pieces and those are mostly boneless. Following is a picture of Chicken Thali. 

Another dish I liked there was Garlic Chicken (price: ₹ 80/-). Its taste is heavenly. And I also liked the similar dish with egg called Garlic Egg (price: ₹ 80/-). Following are images of Garlic Chicken (with Roti / Chapati) and Garlic Egg. If you can’t eat them, at least view them!


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There is a restaurant specialising Chinese food items at my locality. Its Gobi Manchurian, Egg-Gobi Noodles are just awesome. But one should not miss Chicken Kebabs (red hot fried chicken). Before giving their pictures, I share the prices with you: 

Gobi Manchurian: (price: ₹ 40/- only)

Egg-Gobi Noodles: (price: ₹ 60/- only ; comes with double eggs)

Chicken Kebabs: (price: ₹ 35/- only for 100 grams)

Apart from MRA hostel, Narula food centre or Chinese food shop, there are other eating points like Mayura, Panjabi Dhaba etc. where you can certainly get good foods at cheap rates.

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During office days I can’t eat much. But on weekends, I love to experiment with new food items. In this blog, I’ll share some more pictures of food items which are not so much costly. 

Also, I must say that I don’t like eating in groups. All these dishes I have tried alone and indeed enjoyed! Rather than Eating out in big restaurants, I prefer Eating in budget-friendly local hotels. And rather than taking selfies of eating with friends, I prefer to take pictures of food item.

If you like this post, tell me what other cheap dishes I can eat in Bangalore, at which places those available and how much is the price. Keep posting your feedback as comments. Check back this site after few months as I may publish here one more post on cheap foods in Bangalore.

Let’s explore a great foodie hidden in each one of us…

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Disclaimer: Price rates are not fixed and can change any time after 30th September, 2016

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Copyright on all the pictures is retained by Biswajit Ganguly