It's a must-try masti here
TINA GARGTINA GARG
ANDHRA FOOD lovers on Airport Road have a reason to smile. For now they can sit down and enjoy "authentic" Andhra meals at Mayuri Grand, which opened recently.
The restaurant, with a seating capacity of 150, is complete with a dining area and a bar lounge, and is headed by Jagdish Reddy and Kiran Kumar, who have been in the food industry for 15 years. The two stress that the quality of food here is "unmatched". Mr. Reddy says: "The raw material we use is different. For instance, we use Basmati rice for the biryani... People vouch for our taste and quality."
Mayuri Grand uses a combination of 16 to 27 masalas to perfect its Andhra cuisine. Chicken sindoori is one such dish that is a product of this special masala cuisine.
Other popular delicacies are chicken kshatriya (chicken legs) and chicken 88. Another unique dish is the chicken nati curry.
While most of the fare on the menu looks tempting enough to be tried, Mayuri Grand is known for its biryanis chicken, mutton, or vegetarian.
The restaurant specialises in "ethnic and exotic" Andhra food, which is "cooked in authentic style". For instance, the biryanis are "dum biryanis" (slow cooked on charcoal fire and not in the pan).
It also serves cuisines from other parts of India in its "Aromas of India" section.
The menu boasts of North Indian cuisine, tandoori fare, and Indian breads. Chinese is also available here. Non-vegetarian dishes include butter chicken, boneless chicken, chicken methi, chicken gandhari, chicken kadai, and so on. And the vegetarian section offers the regular dals and curries.
The Shabnam curry is a must-try. There are also a variety of kababs and tikkas to choose from. This section features sholay kabab (boneless chicken with cashewnut) and hariyali kabab.
For the regular fare, Mayuri Grand does seem a little expensive but the pleasant ambience and neat interiors are reason enough to spend a special evening here.
The management at the restaurant emphasises that "Bangaloreans want good quality, rates don't matter to the customer".
Currently, the restaurant is offering a 10 per cent discount on home delivery orders that are over Rs. 250. It plans to introduce "packaged foods" where customers can sample small quantities of different dishes as a mini meal.
Mayuri Grand can be contacted on 5223939/4949.
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