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Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad Pehlwan Kale Bhai is serving lip-smacking Biryanis that you can relish while watching a good wrestling match in Bengaluru.
What Is It?
Ustad Basheer’s Gardi in Shivajinagar is a wrestling pit unlike many others, it turns into a kitchen during lunch hours serving a delicious plateful of Biryani. It is also one of the few places in the city for playing kushti and is open to all who want to learn about the sport.
What’s In It?
A game of wrestling match and mouth-watering Biryani is what you’re in for at this place situated right in the middle of the city. On Fridays, the pehlwans offer their specialty, Shami, a deeply fried chana dal and minced mutton kebab served with spicy mint chutney and onions.
Every day except on Sundays, this place turns into a diner during lunch hours. The food is cooked by Ustad’s nephews in large vessels enough to satiate a wrestler’s hungry soul. The Biryani is cooked in a small room right next to the pit where the men practice. The place fills up quickly during lunch hours, so grab your spot before the food runs out.
Address: Shivajinagar Gardi Ustad Pehlwan Kale Bhai, 157, Shivaji Road, Swamy Shivanandapuram, Shivajinagar, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹300