The culture of a city is best described through its street food and this statement is extremely true when it comes to street food in Bangalore. The city boasts a number of restaurants and pubs that serve anything from the humble idli to a more elaborate sashimi platter. But food in the city goes beyond glitzy and quirky restaurants. It’s the street food in Bangalore brings out the city’s soul.

 Idlis, Vadas, and Dosas

South Indian what would be their ideal breakfast and they’ll probably say dosa or idli and vada. Made from rice flour and urad dal, these delicacies can be found all over the city from your run-of-the-mill restaurant chains to local vendors in their carts. But forget the restaurants and head to those carts. Just spare anything from INR 25 to 50 and you’ll get a plate of steaming idlis or crisp masala dosas with a side of coconut chutney, red tomato and chilli chutney and Karnataka’s popular sweet sambar.


  1. 1 cup semolina
  2. 1/2 onion finely chopped
  3. 1″ ginger finely chopped
  4. as needed curry leaves and green chilli finely chopped
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  6. to taste salt
  7. 1 cup Curd
  8. for idli and dosa batter
  9. 2 cups rice
  10. 1/2 cup urad dal
  11. As required green chutney
  12. Handful coriander leaves, curry leaves, garlic, salt, coconut grated

Rolls and Kebabs

Kathi Kebab Roll is a North Indian recipe made using mutton, onions, green chillies and coriander leaves rolled into paranthas. On days you do not want to prepare an elaborate meal, this delectable dish can be a saviour. Rolls are quite popular across India and they are often a favourite evening snack. Egg Roll, Chicken Roll, Mutton Roll, Paneer Roll, Potato Roll and even Fish Roll are among its many variations. This easy roll recipe is made using mutton and has the unforgettable aroma of Indian spices that taste amazing in this mutton mishmash that makes the filling for this roll. You can also utilize your leftover parathas and chapatis in making this recipe. If you do not like to use all-purpose flour or maida, you can make it with whole wheat flour too. In fact, it can be made even with leftover mutton. All you have to ensure is that you use the right amount of spices so that the flavour is not lost. Easy to pack and carry, you can also take it to office or prepare it for picnics and day trips. A must try roll recipe for all mutton lovers!


  • 300 gm mutton
  • 4 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 2 parathas
  • salt as required
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon green papaya

Mangalore Buns

Banana buns poori are sweet in taste and the texture is more rubbery and flaky inside. in addition it has a thick texture like bread or buns and perhaps it is known as banana buns. the sweet taste is not just because of addition of ripe banana, as even sugar is added to buns dough. the quantity of sugar may vary and depends upon the individual preference. i have added 1 to 1.5 tbsp of sugar for 2 bananas but it may go up to 4 tbsp for the same quantity of banana. further, the dough for banana buns has to undergo fermentation process unlike the traditional one. the fermentation helps to achieve the chewy and bread like texture to banana poori


  • 2 banana, ripened
  • 1 or 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup curd
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch of baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cup maida / plain flour / all purpose flour / refined flour
  • oil for deep frying


Obbattu is a traditional flatbread which enjoys popularity in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. It generally has a sweet filling inside and is loaded with scrumptious flavors to relish. This South Indian recipe along with it’s pleasing flavors would be much appreciated by anybody who happened to have a sweet tooth. Some people even choose to add nuts and dates in it as to make it even more appetizing and crunchier. This sweet dish is quite popular across India and is known by several names such as Puran poli, Holige, Bobbatu or Bobbatlu. Put some of your energy in it by following below listed four steps, because it is worth a try.


  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoon green cardamom
  • 2 pinches turmeric
  • refined oil as required
  • 2 cup chana dal
  • 4 teaspoon semolina
  • 2 pinches salt
  • water as required

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