Tasty Treats

Published: 31st July 2013 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2013 10:08 AM   |  A+A-


Suresh's bandi

Location: Near Hot Chips, B.S Makhta

Price: Rs12

Hyderabadi’s favourite: Punugulu

Residents of the area and office goers alike throng this small makeshift stall in the evenings, situated near Hot Chips. The stall which is owned by Suresh was started in 1998. Mirchi bhajji, alu bhajji and punugulu are served to the waiting customers with a lip-smacking tomato chutney. The USP of the stall is that that he fries the vadas and punugulu in batches so that everything is served piping hot. The stall opens at 5 pm and is busy till 10: 30 in the night. With Ramzan in full flow, the stall is the busiest from 7 pm to 8: 30 pm.


Sai Balaji

Location: Opposite MCH ground, Dharam Karan road

Price: Rs 15

Hyderabadi’s favourite: Mirchi Bhajji

The shop started by Ram and Sampath Reddy does brisk business selling freshly made Mirchi bhajjis to the residents from nearby buildings as well as passers by, who can’t seem to resist the sight of the golden brown snacks. The bhajjis are a favourite of the office crowd who come here after a hard day’s work. The fries are served with freshly ground coconut chutney. The shop is busiest from 4 pm to 9 pm.


Balaji Kishanlal Mithai Bhandar

Location: Near Bowl of China, Minister’s Road

Price: Rs10 each for Mirchi bhajji

Hyderabadi’s favourite: Mirchi bhajji

The shop is one of the few eateries in a lane full of shops selling car accessories. Established in 1989, the shop is famous for its Mirchi bhajjis with potato filling. The shop is managed by Dharamaram who says they add a special mixture to the alu masala made of garam masala, chilli powder and amchur which gives the bhajji the characteristic tang. The shop also sells Raj kachoris which are equally satisfying, accompanied by their signature khatta-meetha chutney. The place is frequented by the residents of Sindhi colony is the busiest from 5 pm onwards.


Shankaramma's bandi

Location: Lane beside Kirtilal jewellers

Price: Rs 10 to Rs 15

Hyderabadi’s favourite: Mysore bhajji and Egg bhajji

The lady is hard to miss as her makeshift stall displays mouthwatering delights like Mirchi bhajji, egg bhajji, mysore bhajji and punugulu which are served with a tamarind chutney with just the right amount of sweet and sour. The stall owned by Shankaramma caters to the residents and office crowd from the nearby buildings and establishments. The stall opens around 1 pm and is the busiest from 8 pm onwards.


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