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Mirch, the multi-cuisine restaurant, offers delicious seafood.

WHITEFIELD ROAD is dotted with many restaurants on both sides, catering to all palates and wallets. Among these, the one that is really hard to miss, because of its location right next to the ITPL complex, is Mirch.

Within the premises, one finds three different sitting areas — Coast to Coast, the garden restaurant where one can relish seafood from the east coast and the west coast, Fish — The Crazy Bar, a garden sit-out again, where liquor is served, and of course, an indoor restaurant.

Mirch is a multi-cuisine restaurant that basically caters to those who work in the various offices in Whitefield.

With very simple and staid interiors, this restaurant has separate menus for lunch and dinner.

The lunch menu is practical and is served quickly, with options such as Indian, Continental, and Chinese.

As this is targeted at the office-goers, prices on this menu are very competitive.

"Even a family can easily hope to have a meal here in Rs. 250 to Rs. 400, depending on what it orders," says Kuppuswamy, proprietor of Mirch.

The place does not offer much for vegetarians, but if you love seafood, you are sure to love the other two sit-outs at Mirch.

In the evening hours, Coast to Coast is lit up and the tables are laid out in the garden area.

This is where one can enjoy a candlelight dinner with delectable seafood fare of the day.

There is a good variety of prawns, lobsters, crabs, each dish priced at Rs. 240.

Mirch serves various other preparations and types of fish.

The mullet fish served is quite popular, be it steamed or fried.

Also, fish fried and pickled in sauce seems exciting.

Mirch has interesting Sri Lankan fare too, with a variety that includes devil crab, devil chicken, and devil vegetarian. These dishes are flavoured with a special sauce that is prepared with spicy masalas, soya sauce, tomatoes, and other ingredients.

But contrary to its name, not all the food here is very spicy, so if you're looking for hot fare, be sure to tell them that, just in case the pungency does not match your expectations.

The dinner menu is extensive, covering various types of cuisines.

And quite a few dishes look promising.

Like polowalakathetura. No that's not a tongue twister; it's grilled chicken cooked in rosemary and red wine, part of Mirch's Continental fare, under which various penne and spaghetti are also offered.

The Indian fare offers the ordinary sabzis.

But here, one can choose between varieties of rice, such as Kashmiri pulao, biryani, jeera rice, curd rice, peas pulao, and ghee rice.

The Chinese section offers various types of noodles.

Mirch plans to have a banquet hall soon, where private parties can be hosted.

They will be serving cocktails too in their bar.

Don't expect frills like great interiors, designer crockery, and well laid out tables.

What you can indeed expect is good seafood and value for money here.

Mirch can be contacted on 8411942.

TINA GARG

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