The Meal story is a new place in HSR layout where they serve authentic North Indian food. The restaurant and the name are based on the theme that “every meal has a story”. Either it is home cooked or traditional dishes, once you try them you will be nostalgic about your childhood, your happy moments, your mother and the taste of childhood.
This place is located between Sarjapur road and HSR layout on Harlur main road. They have two seating areas; one is normal restaurant setup and the other one is a play school themed seating area where you can let your kids enjoy the games, play with toys and have fun while the parents can enjoy their meal. The ambiance of this place is quite good with nice interiors and handmade furniture. Service is good, the staff is friendly, but there’s room for improvement as they are still new.
Talking about the food, I would say you will never be disappointed by the chef here. We ordered so much starting with the appetizers.
Crispy Paneer Finger fries were the healthier form of fries made of paneer. They were good, quite crispy and go well with Pudina (mint) Chutney.
Paneer Pakoda was also good. Especially the quality of paneer is good here. It makes every paneer dish tastes better and well prepared.
Gobi Manchurian; loved the presentation and its crispy and tangy taste. Overall, so far so good.
Now if you have chaats, you eat chaats and that’s a primary rule. So we followed it.
Papdi Chaat was good and I loved it.
Dahi Bhalla Chaat was yum and delicious.
Raj Kachori was good too.
As all their chaats were covered with yogurt and pretty good quality yogurt, most of their chaats have a similarity of taste with the contents differing a little.
Palak Pakoda Chaat was good. The fritters of spinach were light and crispy and chaat was good too.
Alu Tikki chaat was, as expected, good. It was covered with chana and chaat was delicious. Little different than others.
Jhaal Muri Express was good and quite a bit nostalgic (I end up recalling my hostel days) but the quantity of mustard oil used should be less.
Paranthas: ( Paranthas are our national breakfast). We ordered quite a few and they were fulfilling.
Tomato Onion Cheese was different and amazing. One paratha is enough for two people and it is the recommended one.
Sattu Achari Parantha was good with the stuffing of Sathu mixed with a pickle that gives out a tangy taste.
Aloo Methi was an unexpectedly good and I loved it.
Chana Bhatura was a combo of two bhaturas and chana. The combo was cliche’dly good and I loved it.
Paneer Puri was good too. You generally don’t get this stuff here so that’s a plus.
Aloo Puri, also I loved it. It’s again a nostalgia creating dish.
If you can believe, we did have a few drinks with this.
Mango Lassi, and it was the best I ever tasted. The freshly cut mango was mixed with lassi and every sip gave out the sweetness of mango.
Dry fruit Lassi was good too. A bit too rich with the filled dry fruits in it.
JalJeera was the much needed and perfect. I loved it.
Finally, we ended our dinner with some delightful desserts.
Rabdi Jalebi was awesome and I loved it. This is a recommendation.
Moong Dal Halwa was good too.
Dry Fruit Kheer was tasty and I liked it.
This place is kids friendly and you can enjoy your meal and have fun. I would love to visit this place again for some more treats.
Foodies verdict –
Food – 5/5
Ambiance – 5/5
Service – 4/5 ( improvement is needed )
Meanwhile, if you visit the place, let us know in comments about your visit.