The place is quite famous for its fresh stock of dumroots, kaju barfi, badam katli, balusha, badam halwa, sohan papdi and other items.
Started in 2001 by B S Chandrashekar and his wife Padma, the shop has become a favourite of nearby residents.
“We had an experience of 23 years in the hotel business before we opened this shop. When we had a hotel in Tumkur, we used to have difficulty in finding employees to run the hotel. So, when we came to Bangalore we thought of opening an outlet which serves only sweets and snacks as that requires less manpower,” says Padma.
All varieties of sweets including traditional items like pheni, chiroti, holige, chandrahara, chandrakala are sold here. The namkeens like chakli, kodbale, muruku, nippattu, onion pakoda, kaju pakoda, hankarapole and various mixtures are also available here and they taste great. Samosa is another item which sells like hot cakes every day.
“No leftovers are sold here. We sell fresh stock everyday. That’s the reason many customers love to buy sweets and snacks from us. Moreover, we don’t use silver foil for badam and kaju barfis, and also don’t use colouring agents as they are not good for health,” says Padma and adds that they ensure only high quality raw materials are used in preparing items.
Dumroot is sold only on Sundays and has its regular patrons. “We get a lot of orders during festive season for a variety of sweets. Inspired by the success of this place, we have opened three more outlets in Jayanagar, Vijayanagar and Gandhi Bazaar. We have regular customers at each branch,” says B S Chandrashekar. One must try chandrakala, a dessert made of khova, with sugar syrup inside.
The shop offers different varieties of Mysore Pak including ‘Horlicks Mysore Pak’. Crispy samosa, flaky sohan papdi and tasty onion and kaju pakoda have their own takers.
“I have been coming to the shop for many years and have tried most of the items. I
prefer to have samosa at the shop itself as it is served hot. Badam katli, holige, dumroot, avalakki chuwda and kodbale are my favourites,” says Mala, a regular customer.
The shop opens at 7 in the morning and closes at 10.30 in the night on all days. It is located on 22nd Cross, 30th Main, near KIMS College, Banashankari 2nd Stage. For details, call 26919773.