[T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

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Ok I admit that’s a funny title “Tickled with delight”.

You must be wondering, “Shouldnt it be tickled my taste buds?”

Well! That is the correct phrase to use but here not just my taste buds, my sensibility too was tickled with delight!

Stumped!

Read On…..

2017: Bangalore trip to visit my sister is on. I am extremely fond of idli – dosa cuisines of India and had some relishing times at a few eateries around my sister’s house. Seeing all my food pics on insta, someone asked me if I had been to Taaza Thindi!!!

Yeah I did a double take too!

This is a restaurant chain in Bangalore and there was an outlet, just around the corner from where my sis lived (distance measured, considering Bangalore traffic) which served some lip smacking delicacies.

Promptly the plan was made and I lived to not only tell the tale but relive that taste again and again (I visited that place thrice after that).A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-bangalore-roadside-eatery-idli-dosa-filter-coffee-vada-taaza-thindi-jayanagr-local-cuisine-south-india-sambhar-coconut-chutney

Taaza Thindi is located near the 4th Block in Jayanagar and seemed to be teeming with a hive of customers; the lines were astonishing considering it was 9.30 am on a weekday morning. I soon discovered why.

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10/- for a plate of single idli

10/- for a plate of single vada

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20/- for a masala dosa

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10/- for a filter coffee

Breakfast in 50/-!!!

And what delicious taste in the butter soft idlis, spongy vada and the crisped up dosa. The coffee was to die for and they made mine with less milk and no sugar at my request! You have to sample this fare, at least once if you are in Bangalore!

What impressed me with this place is the neatness and organised way they seem to conduct their business. The ordering is done at the main counter (2 cashiers) and then you can proceed to the respective windows dispensing that particular dish.

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They don’t use any packaging material to give away packed food and request the customer to bring in their own utensils/boxes for this! How neat is that – environment conscious and reducing the garbage in the city by quite a bit.

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They use mechanised dishwasher, batter grinder and other machines to maintain consistent hygiene in everything they cook and use. And they use organic dish wash liquid too.

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Better still, they happily give a tour to the customer desiring one of their facility. I jumped at it and was impressed with the cleanliness of the kitchen and the organised way of storing food and other materials.

 

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I was quite surprised to see them dish out so many dosa in one go and then saw this station where the cook was preparing 15 in one go! Each one as crisp and fluffy as the next.

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They had made neat little stations for water, extra chutney, used utensils, etc. This guy had two types on the coconut chutney in his counter and happily dished it out to the customers.

Check out this genius organiser for used utensils! These were spread out in the place and were routinely cleared up by an army of staff at regular intervals. So at any given time, these were not overflowing with dirty utensils.

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The place does not have table and chair kind of seating. There are stone benches in and outside the place – no complaints there from anyone for the seating. I saw groups of 20 people eat in one go, clustered around in a corner and seemed comfortable enough to enjoy their meal.

This place is simple, clean and organised with some extremely friendly and efficient staff. Icing on the cake is the food! A tiffin joint that I delighted in discovering and bless the owner for running such a successful unit!

What I wouldn’t give to go back there for one more meal!!! 😉

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”

– Anais Nin


Fact File:

  • Taaza Thindi means fresh snacks and has a simple menu of 4-5 items and each is to die for.
  • The place is open daily in the early morning to noon and then early evening.
  • Its mainly a breakfast place and is purely vegetarian in fare.

Ubiquitous U is on its way!!!

For the uninitiated, AtoZ challenge is a blogging challenge wherein one has to write on every alphabet from A to Z and post on all days of April, except Sundays. Usually its better to devise a theme as it makes it easy to write the posts. Plus readers have a reason to stay hooked too.

The A to Z Challenge is created by  Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out
and co-hosted by

Alex J. Cavanaugh of Alex J. Cavanaugh

Jeremy Hawkins of Hollywood Nuts

Heather M. Gardner of  The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Zalka Csenge Virág of The Multicolored Diary

John Holton of The Sound of One Hand Typing

J Lenni Dorner of  Blog of J. Lenni Dorner

 

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My journey so far in the #AtoZChallenge

A – April Fool

B – BodyArt

C – ChaiJai

D – Dolphins

E – Emu

F – Flower Power

G – Grapestomping

H – Halitosis High

I – Innovation

J – Japanese Kalbelia

K – Kathakali

L – Leather that weathers

M – Mother India

N – Nonchalant morning walk

O – Once upon a Time

P – Parsi Palate

Q – Quirky cafe

R – Ravanahatha

S – Summer Palace

 

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38 thoughts on “[T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

  1. A yum mouth-watering post straight on the morn. Like you, I too love Idli dosas buddy probably because I have partly grown up on Trichy down south. Can have them any time any where I cleanliness of Taaza Thindi is impressive.

    1. Oh pls do – its just superb!! 🙂
      And if you are fond of Andhra cuisine, then do check out Nagarjuna on Bannergatta road; Anjapar is the other one but I wasnt too excited with it!!

    1. Its near 4th block, chk Zomato for the exact address. I think it says 26th main!! I am very confused with the Bangalore system of marking roads though I think its the logical way to do it 😉

    1. Oh wow – thats super cool Preethi. I loved Nagarjuna the Andhra place on Bannergatta road too – went there twice and couldnt eat enough!! Shall chk out Maane Thindi next time I am in Bangalore 🙂

    1. Oh thats awesome Neha, they have quite a few outlets. Do chk that on Zomato! 🙂
      And do share how you rated it?

  2. This ‘tickles’ my taste buuds 🙂
    I love south Indian food and idlis are my fav;s because they are low cals too.
    This place looks a fun place, would love to take my husband on a date 😉

    1. Thanks Chicky- I love it too! I hope you get to visit this place for sure!
      Only a few more posts left in Atoz – how are you faring so far?
      🙂

    1. Uff yeah I love Addigas too esp their filter coffee. But you must try this one – they have 3-4 outlets in Bangalore and are on Zomato 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Jacqui. Yeah the cafe is pretty open in letting their customers check out their hygeine and cleanliness – its one of the very few I think that would be so free with it! I loved it too!!! 🙂

  3. I love love love love idli and dosa and I am craving to eat these yummy delights right now. Simply loved the neat and clean and efficient service. Very impressive. Would love to check out Taaza Thindi when I am next in Bangalore. What does Thindi mean?

    1. I think Thindi means food and Taaza means fresh – fresh snacks is how they explained it!
      I hope you do get to visit this place – I am keeping my fingers crossed for a bangalore visit soon!! Arent I such a glutton!?! 😉

  4. I could actually smell the ghee on your dosas and taste the fresh coconut in the chutney….. Oooh what would I give for a genuine nice dosa. I’ll have so soak some rice and daal now…

  5. Wow… very reasonably priced food(: … great that you can tour the place. Like the concept that they use no packing material, also use organic dishwasher. Also nice that the place is clean, and what quality for price!! great!!

  6. I miss the filter coffee most about Bangalore. Coffee in Delhi
    is not that tempting for me now. And, Jayanagar was my regular weekend stop, but never visited this place. Will check out the place next time I visit Bangalore.

    1. I think this is a new place in town; recent like amybe 6-7 months back. I know what you mean about filter coffee in Delhi!! I got my fill in Bangalore this time!!

  7. Although coconut chutney will be fine, they should make peanut chutney too. And ginger chutney which is sweet and hot. Looks like a good place to have some breakfast and snacks… Thanks for letting everyone know.

    1. I hear you Vishal – I can have this as a daily food all three meals too; I really love my idli and chutney!! 🙂

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