Here's 10 Best Places For Khanavali Utta In Bangalore
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Greetings to Bengaluru's foodies everywhere! You may have tried delicacies from all over the world—traditional North and South Indian, Coastal, Italian, Mediterranean, and Chinese cuisines—but have you ever sampled the unique and deeply established cuisine of North Karnataka? You cannot afford to skip the opportunity to experience the true flavors of jolada rotti, kaalu, andholige, along with the traditional pickles and the unique meal thaali. Although Bengaluru is endowed with the finest hotels and eateries, not all parts of the city provide this fine North Karnataka cuisine.

"Khanavalis" are small and affordable family-style eateries that specialize in North Karnataka cuisine. These eateries are typically run by families, with the most talented and experienced member managing the cooking. In addition to vegetarian options, certain khanavalis provide mouth-watering non-vegetarian dishes like kheema and shakanu chaknu made with unique Savji spices.

Now that you've had a taste of one of the native Indian cuisines in all its splendor, let's have a look at some of what we consider to be the top khanavalis in Karnataka.  

Here are the top 10 places to tick off on your bucket list for Khanavali oota food joints in Bengaluru: 

1.    Halli Mane, Malleswaram

Halli Mane is a popular place in JP Nagar and Malleswaram to get authentic food from North Karnataka, such as jolada rotti, ennegayi, and badanekayi palya. They are quite pocket-friendly for such good food—truly bang for the buck!  

People travel great distances from Domlur, HSR Layout, and other far-off places to eat at Halli Mane because it is so well-known for its desi Karnataka cuisine. Halli Mane is a richly culturally diverse area, and you can sense it everywhere you go. This dining establishment really provides you a true village atmosphere, with meals served on banana leaves 

Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian, Chinese 

Items offered: akki rottis, filtered coffee, masala dosa, vada, sweets 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 6:30am – 10:30pm 

Location: 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003 

  Cost for two:  Rs 250 

2.    Uttara Karnataka Jolada Rotti Mattu Chapati Angadi

One of the best restaurants in the city, it has locations all over the city and serves food from North Karnataka. This Khanavali has graced Bangalore for many years and is well-known in the older parts of the city. If it is authentic, traditional North Karnataka taste you seek, you'd do well to make your way to the Uttara Karnataka Jolada Rotti Mattu Chapati Hotel. Don't be fooled by the unassuming name; this is excellent food at an affordable price.

Cuisine: South Indian, Sweets 

Items offered: akki rottis, filtered coffee, masala dosa, vada, sweets 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 10:30am – 11:00pm 

Location: Various outlets across Bangalore. One of the best in town is 9, Ground Floor, Gowri Lankesh Building, East Anjaneya Temple Road, opposite Bhavani Kalyana Mantapa, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004 

  Cost for two:  Rs 200  

3.    Hotel Nalapaka

This is the oldest and most well-known restaurant in Bangalore for North Karnataka food. It provides every type of Uttara Karnataka food you could possibly want. Breakfast is available until 11:45 AM, and lunch begins at 12:30 PM. Jowar roti, brinjal curry, lentils, rice rasam, two chutneys, and buttermilk and whole milk curd are all classic North Karnataka dishes served here. There is an insane throng on weekends for the mouth-watering dishes. 

Cuisine: South Indian food and beverages 

Items offered: jowar rottis, benne dosa, thali, coffee 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 7:30am – 10:30pm 

Location: 28, 12th Main, 1st Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010 

Cost for two:  Rs 300  

4.    Basveshwara Khanavali

This is known to be the oldest and finest khanavali food joint. They have a chain of restaurants situated widely across the state with authentic flavors and spices. This place screams 'pure.' If you ever wish to try this type of food, Basaveshwar Khanavali is the place to ‘GOOOO’ to! 

Cuisine: South Indian 

Items offered: jowar roti, kaalu palya, holige meals, rice sambar, groundnut chutney powder 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; 7:00pm – 11:00pm 

Location: Various outlets. Primary: 1st Floor, 1st Cross Road, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore 560034 

Cost for two:  Rs 200  

5.    Sri Venkateshwara North Karnataka Hotel

A restaurant with prompt service and affordable prices that offers all of North Karnataka's culinary offerings. This is the place to get your delicious daily meal, as is attested by the regulars from Jayanagar. Snacks from North Karnataka include bonda, bajji, paddus, and akki rotti, all well-known at the hotel. 

Cuisine: South Indian meals and beverages 

Items offered: Rottis, Papad, Sambar, Thali, Coffee 

Timings: Mondays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm; 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

Location: 65, 4th Block, 10th Main Road, Near RV College, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560041 

Cost for two:  Rs 200  

6.    Sri Basaveshwara Khanavali

This restaurant well fits the bill for a place to have a sumptuous lunch or dinner. You should order the jowar rotti meal, which comes with 2 rottis, brinjal curry (ennegayi), mixed pulse curry, rice, sambar, curd, rasam, and pickles and cucumber salad on the side. If you are not particularly hungry, just choose the rotti, curry, or rice plate. 

The atmosphere is not the highlight here; instead, the focus is on the food and its magnificent flavor. See, excesses in ambience will only take away from the overall experience when the desire for a filling meal is the sole goal! 

Cuisine: South Indian 

Items offered: Jolada Rotti, Sajje Rotti, Holige Meals,  

Timings: Monday – Saturday, 11:30am – 3:45pm; 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

Location: 14th Cross, Behind Bagmane Tech Park, Byrasandra Main Road, GM Palya, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093 

Cost for two:  Rs 150  

7.    Halli Mane Rotti

One can count on Halli Mane Roti's wonderful, even extravagant, flavor, even if it has a rustic, understated decor and ambience. The old-fashioned style and atmosphere are features that add to the rural Uttara Karnataka vibe. This is the location for you if you want to have a nice time and enjoy some foods from North Karnataka with your friends. 

Cuisine: South Indian beverages and sweets 

Items offered: jolada roti kadak, akki rotti, holige, groundnut laddu 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 7:30am – 10:30pm 

Location: 11/2, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Hoysala Nagar, 1st Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038  

Cost for two:  Rs 150  

8.    Kamat Bugle Rock

This is a well-liked dining location in Basavanagudi. You should stop by here if you visit the Bull Temple. The cuisine is of exceptional quality, and they offer a genuine Bengaluru menu. Try North Karnataka cuisine instead of the regular dining options in Kamat Bugle Rock. They provide mouth-watering dishes like Jolada rotti, Soppina Bajji, and Mirchi Bajji, in addition to Yennegai (Brinjal Gravy). I don't advise eating North Indian food, fried rice, or other such snacks. Order North Karnataka Thaali by going there. 

Cuisine: South Indian, Fast food, Chinese, Street Food, North Indian, Beverage 

Items offered: Jowar Rottis, Jolada Rotti, Sambar, Coffee 

Timings: Monday to Sunday, 11:30am – 4:00pm; 7:00pm – 10:30pm 

Location: Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004 

  Cost for two:  Rs 350  

9.    Rotti Mane

Rotti Mane is a blessing for North Kannadigas in a place like Indiranagar. The restaurant offers Holige Meals, Jowar Roti, and Chapati Meals, as well as other breakfast options. This is a great spot in an area like Indiranagar but not the finest place for North Karnataka food, in my opinion. 

Cuisine: South Indian 

Items offered: Sajji Rotti, Akki Rotti, Menthe Chapati, Meals, Raagi Rotti, Holige 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 11:45am – 12:00am 

Location: 97, Mayura PG Building, Near TVS Showroom, Domlur, Bangalore 560008 

  Cost for two:  Rs 250  

10.    Basaveshwar Khanavali

You may get North Karnataka snack foods including Chakli, Kodu Bele, Raagi Rotti, Anna Sambar, Sajji Rotti, and Bajji in a very well-known location in Gandhi Nagar. The evenings will be fairly crowded. Moreover, you may purchase the Besan Ladu, Antin Undi, and Garama Masalas curry packets while you leave. 

Cuisine: South Indian 

Items offered: Meals, Roti Palya, Rice Sambar, Dhal Holige 

Timings: Monday – Sunday, 11:30am – 10:30pm 

Location: 26/1, Seshadri Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009 

 Cost for two:  Rs 200 for two