Traditional Mangalore savouries

Shenoy Stores is a landmark that has stood its ground since it began forty years ago (1971) Shobha Shenoy and Vittal Shenoy started the shop as a general store in 1986. Initially, their objective was to meet the need for traditional and fresh condiments. Eventually, affordable home-made tindis (savouries) that were packed to maintain freshness were made and sold. Their specialty is the samosa that is sold at just Rs. 1, proving that the best in life need cost an arm!


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Ready snacks also include holige, chaklis, mixtures and several Mangalore delicacies. Shenoy Stores also stocks pickles, curry powders. Shenoy’s loyal customer base frequent the store and vouch for its affordable and good quality snacks and ready to prepare idli and dosa mixes. Shenoy Stores is located at 9th Main, Jayanagar, 4th Block.

You can get butterfruit here!

Adverse financial circumstances made P J Pai, an ex-manager of Canara Bank start Pai Foods, in 1995. Since then, Pai Foods has grown from strength to strength and is a must visit grocery store for several of its regular customers.

Pai Foods sells many vegetables that are special to Mangaloreans which include butter fruit, egg-plant (udupigulla), amtekai (hogplum) and peeled and salted jackfruit. Other prepared dishes include Mangalore pathrode, Jowar roti, chapatti with chutney, holige and Mangalore’s special halwas are also available along with regular savories. Timings are 9:45 a.m to 1:45 p.m. and 5 pm to 9.30 pm. #1296, 25th Main, 9th Block, Jayanagar. Ph: 65713926


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About Uma Swamy 16 Articles
Uma Swamy is a JP Nagar resident and columnist.