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!
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).
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.
10/- for a plate of single idli
10/- for a plate of single vada
20/- for a masala dosa
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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!!!
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