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Living in Bangalore helps you to relish foods from different South India states. You can taste major dishes from Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
For me, getting foods from different states sounds like a really good experience. So, when my office Mathew told me that there is good Kerala food mess nearby, I did not miss the chance the chance to go there and experience some good food. On my first day visit at ‘Elite Mess – Kerala Style’, I ordered veg. thali. I was really impressed by the food quality there. And today, I went there and ordered half-plate chicken Biryani. This was the first time I ate Malayalee Biryani and I more or less liked it. 

Kerala Biryani reviewed by Biswajit Ganguly

Kerala Biryani picture copyright by wowcontents.wordpress.com
How was the taste of Malayalee Biryani?

It is difficult to express in words. But it is like cooking Pulao without sweets and with slight Biryani masala. The Biryani contained one boiled egg, one chicken piece with bone. And it was served with curd, one Paayes like dish (sweet) and one papad! I never thought before that Biryani can be served with papad! So the Malayalee Biryani at Elite Mess indeed surprised me.
Icecream with mixed fruit by Biswajit Ganguly
After eating Malayalee Chicken Biryani, I was not feeling too well. I thought that eating light at night will be a good option. So, at night I bought Butter Scotch icecream bar, mixed the icecream with chopped fruits and ate. That is how I ended the Saturday night dinner.

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As a Biryani lover, I was not very happy when I tasted Dum Biryani in Bangalore. Actually, the quality of rice they use in Bangalore, was not like something I ate in Kolkata. The biryani rice here is short in length. But thankfully there are some food restaurants and retail shops that give the opportunity to taste other types of Biryanis as well. Last week I went to Ammi’s Biryani retail shop. They offer Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani. You can order for Executive (with less rice) or as full plate. 

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani at Ammi's eaten by Biswajit

When the waiter served the Biryani, I noticed that there were some white steamed rice above the colourful Biryani rice. I asked waiter the reason. He smiled and said, “In case the spices and amount of salt seems to you too much, mix Biryani rice with this white rice and that will adjust the taste.”

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani tasted by Biswajit Ganguly

I found his answer to be true while eating the Biryani. And I must say, for the first time I tasted a really good biryani in Bangalore.

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