Eateries Serving Authentic Naati-Style Food in Bengaluru
Image Credit: The typical naati style food sees flavours from Karnataka’s villages

India’s IT capital, Bengaluru is also known for its microbreweries and a host of heritage food places that are located in different parts of the city, serving authentic regional flavours. Be it biryani, pulau or the popular ‘kaal soup’, the typical naati-style dishes bring you the rustic flavours of rural Karnataka. Needless to say, these flavours come out the best in non-vegetarian food. Meat is mostly cooked with the skin in these preparations, and the gravies boast a thick, rich texture, spiced with a generous dose of local masalas, making the delicacies relatively spicier than the usual fare. 

If you too are tempted to taste some delicious naati-style food in Bengaluru, follow this guide that will direct you to some of the best eateries in the city serving an aromatic local spread.

Sri Maruthi Militry Hotel

This popular ‘military hotel’, located on the road connecting Chandra Layout with Nagarbhavi, is a great place for some delicious local non-vegetarian food. The eatery is also open for breakfast. The staples here include dosa, biryani and kaal soup, along with some mutton, chicken and egg starters. The Sunday morning breakfast at Sri Maruthi Miltry Hotel is highly recommended! Other popular dishes served at the eatery are chicken masala and keema masala, brain fry, boti, Kerala paratha and chicken pepper dry.

Address: 28th Cross Road, 2nd Block, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru - 560010
Timings: 7am to 11.45pm

Ranganna Military Hotel

Chicken fry and steamed rice/ Malgudi Mylari Mane


Three childhood friends started the Malgudi Mylari Mane, which is situated on the Bengaluru-Hassan highway. They have a great outdoor and indoor seating arrangement, while the décor includes chittara art made by artists from the Deevaru community. The menu here is simple, with the top picks being chicken fry and steamed rice; akki rotti with home-style mutton meatballs (or kaima unde saaru); mylari dose, paneer pepper dry, paneer chilli and mushroom pepper dry.

Address: No. 21 Yantaganahalli Palya, near Bharat Petroleum Bunk, Mangalore Highway, Nelamangala,  562123
Timings: 8am to 10pm