I’m sure most of you would have stopped at Kamat’s Lokaruchi on the Bangalore Mysore highway near Ramanagaram at some point or the other.


It’s a popular stop for travelers and especially at lunch time, when they serve traditional South Indian meals in plantain leafs. I was of course super excited since I don’t get to eat food served like this too often.

Starting off

I tried the same meal on subsequent days as we’d timed our stops so we could be there at lunch time. The chatnis, sabjis and accoutrements that go along with the meal are really delicious and I savoured eveything on my leaf immensely! And I like the way everything is served in small quantities so you can ask for more of whichever one you like the most.

Full meal!

They had three kinds of meals the day we visited: Karavali, North Karnataka and Ragi Mudde. I so enjoyed the Karavalli meal that I had it on both days.

Kamat Lokaruchi

A must stop on the highway and try and make it for lunch. Weekends are crowded but worth trying to find some place πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Now for some food…

  1. Yum Yum…have been to this place once.

    A particular food court in your office campus serves North Karnataka Thali…hubs dear used to love having the same for lunch…every single day when he was in that company.

  2. Hi Anita…just happened to stumble upon your blog…actually I was trying to find out some Assamese blogs…before I say anymore, I too am a piscean to the core and a child of the early seventies. Through my blog, I’ve made many virtual friends, most of them are from the south of India, and so, although I haven’t had the pleasure of savourig all those delicacies that you’ve pictured, I do get to have a very good look now and then, virtually of course…glad to have found you…will certainly keep in touch.

  3. Hi Anita,

    While you were away on you north east holiday, i went to coffee valley, hosamane to have a nice holiday.
    This is a thank you note to you for having featured your holiday on your blog, else i wouldn’t have found the place.
    btb, check out my blog at http://3rdeyeview.blogspot.com

    warm regards,

  4. wow! Yummy πŸ™‚
    I have had it couple of times there. and Always loved it. Simplicity and authenticity is the key to their popularity.. Go Kamat

  5. rajeev: worth going back!

    mehak: you’re right! but then i don’t really think i can manage it on a weekday for lunch πŸ™‚

    kraloyun: you’re welcome!

    robert: πŸ™‚ that’s the intention!

    manjunath: well, hope the pics are enough for now πŸ™‚

    culture shiok: tasted yummy too! i heard you get great food in singapore too!

    sunita: hey, seems like we have a lot in common except for the fact that you seem to be a cooking pro! all your pictures and recipes made my mouth water, by the way!! do keep in touch please!

    ish: read your blog entry! was trying to comment but got some error. glad you enjoyed the place. we ate like crazy – the hosts were fantastic people!

    zeya: nice, simple and delicious yes!

  6. Hi Anita,
    Stumbled upon ur blog…very enjoyable. Infact we were hogging away just last Saturday at Kamat enroute Kanva Reservoir.
    All the best.

  7. mehak: i’d be in them all the time, then πŸ™‚

    arch: thanks! glad you enjoyed it and am sure you enjoyed the meal too!

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