Capt SN Ahmed
Garam Garam Snacks!!
After few days of heat stroke the streets of Hyderabad experienced a pleasant rain yesterday.
Sudden drop in temperature lifted up the moods of many for some 'garam-garam' snacks. (hot hot snacks).
I too was one of them.
With varieties to chose from I zeroed in on this Dosa maker who has a permanent spot on SD Road, close to Manju Theater. Manju theater is one of the old single screen cinema halls which is still drawing crowds while many of it's contemporaries like Sangeet, Anand, Ajanta & Natraj have shut shops.
However, while the sky was drizzling cooling effect, we headed under the makeshift rain shelter around this Dosa Bandi.
This guy had varieties of dosas and I opted for plain crisp dosa. As accompaniments there were 4 kinds of chutneys (nariyal, phutana, khatti meethi and karam podi.
Karam podi is a specialty found in mostly every Telugu kitchen. It's a dry powder made out of various spices and pulses. Rice, Ghee & Karam podi powder is a staple diet in itself for many and a delicacy for few.
Well, my Dosa was ready and the golden brown texture was extremely tempting to resist. One bite and it became the perfect snack on a rainy evening.
By the way, next time you are near Manju theater, you must try this Dosa wala. Choose from a wide range of Masala dosa, Onion dosa, Upma dosa, Oil wala dosa, Ghee wala dosa, Naram dosa, Kadak dosa, No-oil dosa.... etc.
The variety on this 5X4 bandi is amazing and even more amazing is the speed and precision with which he serves a minimum 8 to 10 people at any given time.
So ditch your favourite restaurant for a change and get on the streets to have a real dosa.
C ya soon
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