Basavanagudi….Gandhi Bazaar….Traditions

A very old, traditional eatery in the heart of Basavanagudi, in the middle of Gandhi Bazar, is


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We went there this Sunday, and the most popular dish seems to be their masala dosa. This is an incredibly heavy dish to eat, being practically deep-fried, with oil and ghee and “kempu chutney”being smeared inside the dosa, and with a filling of potato palya.

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These dosas are served by the waiters on plates that are stacked, eight or nine deep, on their arms! Here are some of us, waiting patiently for a table..even at 10 am on a Sunday, the crowd was terrific!

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At another restaurant next door, sweets that had been made were being delivered:

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And the flower shops had a variety of blooms:

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and these lovely garlands:

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Everything imaginable, including rice and lentils, are available…right on the footpath!

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Gandhi Bazaar is a thriving market area, full of wonderful sights…


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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.