Something to cheer you up

Something to cheer you up


Something to cheer you up

Proud: Veeranna at the store.

Just when the City is flooded with stores and small restaurants serving authentic North Karnataka food, here’s another popular sweet shop, Babu Singh Takur Peda in Basavanagudi.

Known for its North Karnataka sweet delicacies, this three-year-old joint is popular in the neighbourhood and beckons those from far as well. Here the sight and smell of hot holiges on the tava are irresistible. Satish, the man who prepares them, says that bele holiges taste best when they are eaten off the tava. “There are two kinds of holiges, one is the kai holige and the other is the bele holige. We have both here but we make the bele fresh in the store and serve it with ghee,” he says. The holiges are apt for a rainy day and are priced at only Rs 10.

Another must try is the shankar pole, besan laadu, and the very popular Dharwad peda. “Not many people know as to what authentic North Karnataka sweet is all about. We also have another section that provides food with the various rotis and vegetables dishes that go with it. I felt that an exclusive sweet store was required and what better place to start it than Basavanagudi,” explains Thimanna Hosur, the owner of the store.

But the eatery does not limit itself to North Karnataka sweets, one can also try out other sweets like jelebies, ‘jamoons’ and the ‘shrikhand’. And if the sweet is too overpowering then one could go in for other savouries like chakuli, nippatu, and homemade mixtures.

“Most of our savouries are homemade and the taste is different from what is available in the market. Our specialities however are the nippatu and the ‘madhur vadas’,” says Veeranna, who works at the store.

During the festive season, the eatery makes sure there is ample variety to choose from and if you are confused then the staff is more than willing to pack up a mixed sweet box.

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