City - Pin Code Bangalore - 560027
Location Lal Bagh Main Road
Nearest Landmark Near Urvashi Theatre or Lalbagh Main Gate
Restaurant Type Non A/C Self Service Restaurant
Address 14, Lal Bagh Main Road
Sampangi Rama Nagar

MTR Rava Idli @ Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), Lalbagh road near Urvashi Theatre
MTR Rava Idli @ Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), Lal Bagh road near Urvashi Theatre

 About Food 

MTR Rava Idli


Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)

Lalbagh Road near Urvashi Theatre


  • MTR claims they have invented Rava Idly / Rava Idli during World War II, when rice was in short supply and it remains as their most popular dish to date.
  • MTR’s Rava Idli is steamed semolina cakes made with a mix of sour curd / yoghurt, coriander, cashew nuts, curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  • It will be served along with a lip smacking chutney in big cup and tasty aloo onion sagu
  • Pure ghee is also served in a tiny cup to pour over your rava idli is a feel good factor 🙂
  • You can spot few cashew nuts on top of almost every rava idli that they serve
  • MTR’s authentic rava idlis are famous worldwide for their unique taste
  • Even they sell rava idli mix via MTR pre-packaged food business so customers can prepare MTR rava idlis by themselves
  • This is the most popular breakfast item consumed by many morning walkers who visit Lalbagh


 About Restaurant 

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)

Lalbagh Road


  • Mavalli Tiffin Rooms popularly known as MTR was established in 1924 and it is one of Bangalore’s oldest and most well known legendary restaurants
  • MTR is one of the popular brand name of a food related enterprise located in India and originated from Bengaluru
  • They have won several awards like Best South Indian Restaurant, Best Rava Idli and many more for consistently serving good food for generations
  • MTR brand represents two separate entities: (1) the MTR restaurant business and (2) MTR Foods, the pre-packaged food business.
  • They have 9 branches in Bengaluru and other branches at Udupi, Singapore, Dubai and Muscat as well
  • Famous politicians, popular film actors, etc have explored MTR’s delicious food
  • Many visitors of Lal Bagh botanical garden are also the regular visitors of MTR too
  • Pure Vegetarian restaurant
  • Strict Q system is enforced to maintain discipline and sometimes you may have to wait for 30-60 mins
  • Easy to locate as it is very close to Urvashi Theatre in the Lal bagh main road, Bangalore

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