MTR-Mavalli Tiffin Room

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Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru, India
MTR-Mavalli Tiffin Room - A cook preparing food, the traditional way
MTR-Mavalli Tiffin Room - Course #2
MTR-Mavalli Tiffin Room - MTR Entrance
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MTR-Mavalli Tiffin Room Bengaluru Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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Bengaluru's oldest and finest! Aug 16, 2008
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms - Bengaluru's oldest rsnt and the home of MTR FOODS brand that make spices for Indians worldwide. Their name is synonymous for quality.

Food is prepared under the strictest and most hygenic conditions. Notice how all the cooks are barefoot and dressed in dhotis. Notice how clean the black stone floors are. As mentioned in my trip reports, the floors are cleaned everyday in the morning with hot steaming water. Every cook has to shower when he starts work at dawn.

And now, the BREAKFAST I had

Rava Idli or semolina idli was patented by MTR during World War II, when rice which is the staple item used in idli was in short supply. This is served with lovely potato saagu (curry of potato, onoin, turmeric, lemon juice and red chillies) along with their trademark chutney. Also seen is hot ghee that has to be put over the idli for extra taste.

Course 2: Khaara Bhath and Fruit Custard: Semolina cooked with vegetables and spices to form a pudding if you will, served with chutney.
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2 reviews
Sep 27, 2007
The 75-year-old restaurant, is situated in a small, old building bang in the middle of Lalbagh road, adjacent to Lalbagh garden. A must visit when you are going to Lalbagh gardens in Bangalore.

This resturant serves the best food which can be close to home made food in India. As you walk through the old painted door, you can see the cashier sitting within an old-fashioned grill enclosure. The menu for the dinner is written on a board next to him. Truly pre-independence style :)

If you are going for a full meal, go at around 11 am and reserve your seats. Make sure that you drop in atleast 15 mins before your stipulated time. Before I forget, there is a fixed timing for meals and there are only 2 rounds.

While waiting, you can go through a number of old framed photographs adorning the walls that showcases many celebrities eating away to glory a long time ago…

You will get only VEG food as it run by Brahmin community which doesn't eat/cook meat. So, please dont even expect anything apart from pure veg stuff here.

Be ready for a heavy meal and burrping agter the meal is sign of enjoying the meal!!!

If you dont know how to burp, then don't visit here .. just kidding..

A must visit place for travelers who want to try authentic south Indian cuisine and which tastes just like home made food.

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