Must Try South Indian Dishes on Your Bangalore Trip

India being a potpourri of cultures, traditions and food, has a wide variety of tastes from Jammu to Kanyakumari. While each of those dishes are tasty in their own way, for the chatpati, spicy, masala dishes that tingle your taste buds, you must try the South Indian menu. Now, let me be practical and not say that you will surely love it. But honestly, if you love trying out new dishes, new tastes and if your taste buds crave for spice, masala and some tanginess, these are worth a try on your next hunt for South Indian restaurants in Bangalore:
Idli and Chutney – South Indian dishes begin with Idlis and Dosas. So, how can I miss this one out? There are a million variety of chutneys and one should know the right chutney for idli. Veena stores at Malleshwaram has captured the hearts of Idli lovers not only through their idlis, but also through their special chutney.

Image courtesy:

Bisi Bele Bath – A dish made of rice, anyone who has had it before, would smack their lips when they hear the name. With a blend of spices, masala and tamarind pulp, this is a dish that defines a typical South Indian taste. If you are preparing your list of South Indian foods, be sure to add this to the list. On your next hunt for restaurants in Bangalore, be sure to have it from the legendary chefs of MTR.
South Indian Meals – Every foodie, once in their lifetime, must try the South Indian Thali Meals. They serve you with a wide variety of dishes that, initially you are confused as to where to start. These meals have all sorts of ingredients that give massage to all your taste buds. Pappad, Pickles, Payasam, Vegetable curry, Sambhar, Rasam, Ghee, Daal, Rice are a few of the things you will see. Besides, the dish differs from place to place. Which means, Tamil meals are different from Andhra meals and Kerala meals. If you are prepared to take up the challenge, add Hotel Annapoorani to your list on your next Bangalore trip.
Wholesome South Indian Onam Food Or Lunch On Banana Leaf Isolated On White
Image courtesy:

Fish curry and fry – Vegans beware! For the seafood lovers, Ente Keralam is one of the best restaurants for their meen (fish) curry. It is famous for the typical, traditional, mouth-watering fish curry. We know how we want our fish and when we say they have nailed it, they really have. As for the fish fry, Kumarakom at HSR Layout is the wanted restaurant. If you are on the lookout for some adventurous seafood dishes from the south, run for these. The price is on the higher end, but it is totally worth it.
It is difficult to prepare a tiny list of South Indian dishes for there are too many cultures and traditions here. Plus all of us are foodies. So you can imagine the wide variety available. While you try these, there will be many more posts on the topic all over the internet. When you come back for more, you will find them. Until then, happy eating! 😀

You Might Also Like


  1. theonlysup

    i like bisibele baath. its quite popular here . if you are in bangalore and you got to taste chow chow baath as well. one side u have upma (uppit in kannada) and kesribaath (sweet)

    1. Ranju

      Oh I just love Bisibele bath. It isn’t so popular in Kochi. I am planning to prepare it on my own. 😀 No other way.
      I am not so fond of upma. Kesari, mom makes and I love it. I have no idea what is chow chow. Will definitely try 🙂

      1. theonlysup

        Chow is they give both upma and kesribath in one plate

      2. theonlysup

        Nominating you for Infinity Dream award .
        I want you to talk about your dreams, aspiration, and goals in your next post. That’s the challenge I’m giving . Keep rocking .

  2. teny

    You are also the Bangalore food expert 😀
    I shall wait until a distant future Bangalore trip then 😉

    1. Ranju

      Hehe jeevich pokande 😛 I too want to go for a Bangalore trip. Epozhano pattua :/

      1. teny

        As Bangalore is home to too many Malayalis, there is always the possiblity of a “dhe poyi dha vannu” model 😀

  3. forpeace

    This is amazing ..I have plans to visit bangalore in near future ..I am looking to buy some spl chutneys too if you can name those would be useful

    1. Ranju

      Thanks forpeace. If you like onions, the onion chutney is loved by everyone. Also, the tomato chutney, pudina chutney and coconut chutneys. The MTRs are famous for their chutneys 🙂

      1. forpeace

        Cool .. Will try the mtr’s

      2. forpeace

        Cool..awesome they sell separately also ? Hmm btw thanks for the info ..looks like I am making great friends on here ..:)

        1. Ranju

          I am not sure if they are available separately. I am not a Bangalorean. Have tried these during my stay there. That is it. 🙂
          Indeed. Welcome to my blog 🙂

          1. forpeace

            Oh thats fine.

Leave a Reply