An establishment to join the ranks of Mangalore's seafood joints, Janatha Lunch Home has an airy, neatly furnished set up, with a high ceiling, & similar promises!
Anjal Uppu Munchi
The King Seer fish always mops up any flavour it's tossed in, & in this enjoyable semi-dry preparation, is no different. The green paste slathered over the fish, a leafy, mildly salty(Uppu) & ginger-garlicky affair, is a befitting marinade, & the soul of this dish.
Price: Seasonal(around 250)
Silver Rawa Fry
Crunchy, tasty, & possessing a potent flavour that's close to smoky when ingested whole, the Silver Rawa Fry is a staple of Mangalorean fish houses for a reason. Finger food at its finest.
Price: Seasonal(around 100)
Bondas Golden Fry
Delicately fried for just the right amount of time these golden beauties are served hot & fresh. Crunchy & chewy in perfect proportion, this is addictive. Before you know it, you've gobbled it all.
Price: Seasonal(around 150)
Kokum & coconut milk come together in this spicy drink from Maharashtra/ Goa to instantly refresh you. If you've never had this before, think of it as a cousin of buttermilk & drink up!
Pomfret Tawa Masala Fry
This tastes as grand as it looks. Memories of home cooked fish marinated in chilli powder, salt & vinegar came flooding back. They haven't held back on the masala, that is well imbibed by the fish & leaves you smacking your lips.
Price: ₹ 350 (seasonal)
Prawns Ghee Roast
Fat, juicy prawns in the best Ghee Roast Masala we've tasted yet. It's so good it's almost sinful. You've just got to try it to know what we're talking about!
Price: ₹ 300 ( Seasonal)
Fish Thali (Meals)
An unsung hero, this brings together all the delicacies. Standard in every aspect, the fish curry was nice & spicy.
The dried prawn chutney is special enough to deserve a separate mention, we like that it had a little more moisture than we're used to.
Bhootai Tawa Fry
The modest Sardine gets an almost lavish Masala to be shallow fried in, with balanced spicy & oily tones that smoothe over the basic fishy flavour of the Bhootai, to an enjoyable hint. The spines are still the same, though x-D.