Providing value for money

LIP-SMACKING CHAATS

FRESH Bhel puri

It has carved a niche for itself among the foodies of the City. Started by Venugopal in 1960 as a push cart, it now operates out of a small shop near National College, Jayanagar.

It is now managed by his son Arunachalam who is fondly known as Arun among the customers.

“My father started the shop as a push cart near V V Puram. Later, due to great demand, we shifted to a shop in Jayanagar. Even now, we have customers coming all the way from Malleswaram and Yeshwantpur just to relish our snacks,” says Arunachalam.

Although the place is small, it is clean with a few chairs where one can sit comfortably and have a quick bite.

The unique feature of this place is that all the ingredients are home-made and prepared by Arunachalam and his wife. “When it comes to cleanliness and taste, there is no compromise. We make sure the customers are satisfied whenever they visit this place,” he says.

Some of the ingredients like puri are made to order and prepared under the supervision of Arunachalam, who ensures there is minimal use of oil in the puri.

The items are limited but the taste is refreshingly delectable. Tikki puri, bhel puri, moong dal masala, tomato slice and nippat masala top the chaat menu.

Tikki puri and moong dal masala are a big hit with the people.

Apart from these, there are sweets like kobri mitai, kadle mitai, sohan papdi, besan mitai and cashew burfi too. The place also offers various condiments. 

And that’s not all! The joint also has home-made souffles in different flavours.
Tender coconut, chocolate, litchi, strawberry and pineapple are some of the flavours one can savour.

The rates are very reasonable with the chaats being priced at just Rs 15 each. The freshness of the bhel puri mixed with the green chilli chutney is evident as one takes a bite and feels the tang and spice.

The regulars swear by the food here. Aisha, a tenth standard student who often frequents the joint says, “Every evening, my snack cravings are fulfilled only at this place. The food is simply delicious. I always go for tikki puri and bhel puri here since they are crisp and make for a perfect evening snack.”

Bhumika, another student says, “This place is the first thing that comes to my mind when I want to have a quick bite in the evening. I have been coming here for the last two years and the taste remains so authentic.” Sapthagiri Chats is open only in the evenings between 5.30 and 9.30 pm. For details, call 9449830116.

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