As with any festival, Navratri, the 9-day celebration devoted to Goddess Durga is as much about food as it is about cultural heritage. Navratri festival brings together ritual based puja and fasting and is always accompanied with colourful celebrations all through the nine days. Restaurants in Bengaluru gear up for the festival and here are 4 places that bring you something really nice to look forward to during the festival.
This Navratri, Cubbon Pavilion introduces into its lunch and dinner buffets, a Sattvik menu in the form of an exotic thali. With the idea that well-being is about eating well, not frugally, but wholeheartedly, the menu will feature several specialities such as Kuttu Ki Kadhi, Methi Paneer, Soma rice, Koottu Paratha and more. The promotion is on from September 21st - 29th, 2017.
Address: Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia, No.1, Residency Road, Bengaluru
Price: Rs. 1250 plus taxes per person
Ambrosia, Clarks Exotica Convention Center and Spa
Clarks Exotica is a popular space for large get-togethers. This Navratri, they have come up with a special menu that celebrates the nine days of fasting. There are an extensive array of dishes that have been created by Chef Suresh Babu, keeping in mind dietary as well as cultural restrictions of this festive season. You can indulge in Sabudana Bhel, Kaddu aur Palak ke Pakode (Served with Saunth and Dahi ki chutney), Sabudana Thalipeeth (Served with Anar aur Kali Mirch ka Raita, Peanut Chutney), Sabudana Khichdi (Served with Kheera Raita), Khajoor ki Phirni, Singhade ka Halwa and Amaranth ki Kheer and more. Gulab aur Elaichi ki Lassi, Kokum aur Pudina Shikanji, Kesari Piyush (Chilled Gujarati Yoghurt drink flavoured with Saffron and Cardamom) are some of the beverages you can have too. The promotion is on from September 21st - 29th, 2017 for the lunch and dinner buffets.
Address: Ambrosia, Swiss Town, Devanahalli Road, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Bengaluru
Looking for something special this Navratri? Rasovara - The Royal Kitchen has an interesting promotion on in the form its Vrat thali. The thali has around 10 dishes on offer some of which are Shrikhand, Sabudana Wada, Aloo Suka /Banana Sabzi, Tomato Dal, Rajgiri Puri, Kutto Pakoda. Rasovara is known for its indulgent thalis and this one promises to be a feast fit for these special days of fasting. The promotion is on from September 21st - 29th, 2017 for the lunch and dinner.
Address: Rasovara - The Royal Kitchen, Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru
Price: Rs. 435 plus taxes per person
Happy Healthy Me
In keeping with the spirit of Navratri and with its own principle of serving up organic food, Happy Healthy Me has put together an organic thali with dishes like Amaranth puri, Yam masala, Barnyard millet Khichidi, Raw banana Sabji, Potato Cutlet, Fruit Chaat, Pumpkin Halwa and Sweet Lassi. The idea is to eat healthy, eat well and be organic while doing it all. The promotion is on from September 21st - 29th, 2017 for the lunch only.
Address: Happy Healthy Me Organics, 660, 12th Main, 1st Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Price: Rs. 450 per person
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.