Bold in Marathahalli does Indian fusion the right way
When we hear modern Indian or fus-ion food, we always tread with apprehension as it is tough to get it right. But this new casual dining bar, Bold, in Marathahalli, has certainly cracked the code.
We arrived at Bold and were immediately impressed by the bright colours and the spacious interiors. We were welcomed with a host of drinks. Apart from the classic cocktails, our picks were the Mangolitchi-chious (raw mango and litchi juice) and Miloboost (Boost and Milo with Milkmaid).
Our meal began with the Puliyogare Arrancini. The classic Italian rice balls are given a South Indian twist and served with coconut chutney — easily our favourite dish on the menu. The Mushroom Galouti were melt in the mouth and paired well with the onions pickled in mustard served on the side. Another favourite was the Trio of Chicken Tikka — prepared in Zafrani, Methi Malai and Angare style, each with a distinct flavour profile.
The Desi Curd Poppers, made with hung curd and served with tamarind chutney, and the Malai Badami Broccoli both had us going back for seconds. We were also served the Kung Pao Chicken. Though well made, we recommend you try some of the more inno-vative options. Some of the other names on the menu are Citrus Bhel, Cheese Chili Sev Puri, Amritsari Fish and Chips and Wings 65 with Tadka Cream.
Although the starters had us full, we tried the Kulcha Box for mains. It consists of three types of kulchas — cheese and garlic, paneer, and potato. Our favourite was the cheese kulcha. These are served with a creamy Dal Makhni and fiery Pindi Chole. We also tried their Military Hotel Style Donne Biryani. Although usually the biryani is made with smaller jeera samba rice, Bold uses longer Basmati. To finish the meal, we had the Bold Chocolate Cake with 10 layers of chocolate and cream, topped with a tuile
made of sugar. The innovative menu at Bold surprised us with its interesting combinations and “bold” choices.
Rs.1,200. At Marathalli