Potluck, off Bannerghatta Road

A few days ago, we decided to try out Potluck Restaurant, which had opened recently in our area; so 7 of us went over on Monday evening (Ugadhi, 19th March.)

We met Mr B K Birla, the proprietor of the restaurant, who siad that Potluck had opened as a restaurant only a couple of weeks ago, but that the catering part of the kitchen had already been operational.

The USP of the restuarant, according to a friend of mine, was that the food was not the heavy or greasy type that one normally associates with North Indian food. So we decided to try the regular dishes on the menu….the dal, the bhindi, the phulkas, and so on.

And indeed, I did find that the food was not heavy, and was as close to home food as is possible in a restaurant. The phulkas in particular were excellent.

Even though the restaurant was rapidly filling up, we were given a nice table, and we had a hearty meal…and with all the mineral water and lassis, the bill still came to a very reasonable Rs.550!

So if you live in South Bangalore and want some north Indian food that is not too heavy on the palate, with an ambience that is better than the Darshinis, do try out Potluck. It’s a little way beyond Mast Kalandar (which, recently, has become both pricey and greasy) on the little road that goes past Ranka Apartments.

You can visit their site at

Potluck Restaurant

Say hi to Mr Birla and mention my name…no, their prices are too low for any possible discount, it’s nothing but a friendly gesture! Right now, his father is also helping out in the kitchen, so it is a very pleasant place, indeed, to go for a meal. Mr Birla has other interests, too…ask him about them!

And….NO, I am NOT doing any ” paid” PR for Poltuck or Mr Birla; we were individuals who went there, ate, paid our bill and came away….it’s just that if I find a good eating-place I would like to share it with others, too, and give a good restaurant an opening break.

6 Comments so far

  1. Chitra (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    Nice write up. Too far for us, but enjoyed reading it. :)


  2. isIt (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 1:48 pm

    One Question:

    Is ti a pure Vergiterian Restaurant?

    If so teh only we will go there, if not then sorry we don;t go to Veg_non-veg restaurent to eat Veg food.
    As we consider that a “Veg-Non-Veg” restauant is a pure non-veg restaurant, the reason being due to resource limitations that use same vessels, same place to cook food, same persons who are cooking the food, and above all this the person who can prepare Non-Veg food, cannot understand the significance of a Vegiterian person, and thus they can’t do good justice with the seperation of the food.
    Above all this a place Veg and Non-Veg food is cooked and served together, the smell of Non-Veg food really takes away the ambience, peace and harmony of a Vegiterian guy, and he has to have the food as if it is given to a prisoner who doen;t have any option but to eat the food unwillingly.

    So please reply to my Question


  3. Sandeep Garg (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Yeah… the restaurant is a pure veg restaurant.


  4. amogh (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

    Its a pure veg restaurant, and very hygenic too…


  5. hariram (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    can anyone give the exact directions?? say from a landmark like dairy circle?


  6. Rahul Narula (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    If I am not wrong is this road the same road which houses Mast Kalandar ?



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