Started in the 1950’s as a small cart in the streets of Bengaluru, Aralimara Pani Poori has come a long way adjusting to the ever changing landscapes of Bengaluru. Many cultures have come and gone, but this Pani Poori has remained through it all. A relatively big shop now caters to the people, with one half focusing on the Pani Poori while the other half of the shop caters to other dishes, such as the masala poori, Bhel, Sev, and so on. We tried the following dishes while we were there.
We started off with Pani Poori, not many people were around so we were lucky to get the plate on spot without having to wait for long. A nice blend of sweetness and spicy flavours make you want to keep having more than just a single plate of Pani Poori.
Our personal favorite at Aralimara Pani Poori was the Masala Poori. The beauitful peas curry with crushed poori, sev, onions and chilli was one of the best Masala Poori’s we have had in the city of Bengaluru.
The Dahi Poori was a little bit of a disappointment. The dahi was too thick, it wasn’t smooth and it did not go well with the poori and the masala. A smoother texture and a little more cool dahi can make a significant impact to this dish.
We ended our journey at Aralimara Pani Poori with Sev Poori. The flat Poori with smashed aloo, masala powder, green chutney, imli chutney, and some sev on top. Yes, that is indeed the right way to make some delicious Sev Poori.
The service is super fast, the place can be very crowded so standing and eating may not be the most comfortable thing to do since there won’t be much space. They accept digital payments as well so it is quite easy to pay and avoid waiting in line. Better to go early to avoid the rush and enjoy some delicious Chaats. You can find them at 68, Appu Rao Road, Raghavendra Colony, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.
- Pani Poori – 40 INR
- Masala Poori – 40 INR
- Dahi Poori – 50 INR
- Sev Poori – 50 INR
Average Cost for two people would be 180 – 200 INR.
Here is a video of our visit to Aralimara Pani Poori.