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Holi Thali Festival Experience organized by HOMP @ Mast Kalandar, HSR Layout, Bengaluru.

March 5, 2015

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I happened to visit Mast Kalandar, at HSR Layout to savor Holi Lunch Thali with some of the top foodies & bloggers of Bangalore. Being a vegetarian I love to visit Pure Veg Restaurants, that’s one of the points where I made my mind to visit here although it’s too far my locality.
Well, it was organized by Mr. Nitin Hajela (Admin of Highway On My Plate,Bangalore).
We reached Mast Kalandar by 1pm and as usual, we started chitchat and it was on till we were served with our drink & Thali. Half of the dining area was dedicated to Hompers and we were about 25 people.
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Dahi Balla was served in a disposable paper cup and trust me this kind of dishes are apt for summer as starters.
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As soon as we finished starter, Aam Panna was ready on our tables, served in Steel Glass.
Aam Panna was just superb with right combination of sweet & sour. Drink made with Jaljeera & mild mango flavor.
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Thandai was the second drink for us it was more like Badam milk with a spicy punch. This is again a must try drink.
After these two drinks, it was now time to main course. Big Thali plate arrived on our table. I have never seen such a beautiful plate with all the dishes in any of the Mast Kalandar outlets so far. I had been to couple of Mast Kalandar outlets in different localities of Bangalore. But have ended up with disappointment 🙁
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But after my visit here, I changed my perception towards the place as it was beautiful & Holi Thali was really great at HSR Layout.
Ambiance is of the restaurant is decent with comfortable seating with Vivid interiors and it’s quite welcoming.
Let me tell you about the Main Course:
Holi Thali consists of 4 Puris, Shahi Paneer, Chole Alu ki Sabzi, Matar Pulao, Sprouts Salad, Raitha, Gulab Jamoon, Gunjiya and Veg of the Day.
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Taste of each and every dish is superb, especially shahi paneer is lovable. They use best quality of paneer and all the dishes had essence of authentic flavor. Serving 4 Puri’s will definitely be heavy for a normal eater like me. They added Ajwain to puri’s to give a mild spiciness but actually it wasn’t. Peas/Matar pulao was bit bland but it was great going with Raitha.
Sweets like Jamoon & Gujiya completed our meal. Sweets were good.
Forgot to mention about Litti & Chokha, I know about this dish but not tried anywhere. It was just terrific again with Channa Jhol and Spicy Tomato Lehsoon Tomato Chutney.
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Price of this meal will costs Rs. 229 (Inclusive all taxes) and worth it.
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I would like to thank each & every staff of Mast Kalandar, HSR Layout for a splendid treat, excellent Hospitality & Service, you made my Holi. Wish you all a Colorful Holi.
My special thanks to Homp Bangalore for organizing such a great meetups.
I Love to visit Mast Kalandar now on after a wonderful experience at Mast Kalandar, HSR Layout and I strongly recommend this restaurant for all Vegetarian Food Lovers.

Overall:
Quality: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4.25/5
VFM: 4.25/5

Link: http://www.mastkalandar.com/

Address: 3, 1st Floor, Near JSS Public School, Sector 4, HSR Layout, Bangalore Phone # 080 31925500 / 64522222

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