There's something for everyone

There's something for everyone

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There's something for everyone

Rakesh Ladduwala — named, not surprisingly, after its proprietor — is the sort of place which is perfect for a quick bite in the evening. The eatery, which is located on Sarjapur Road, is popular because of its proximity to some of the larger office complexes in the area. At lunch time and post working hours, it’s almost always crowded with customers, asking for boxes of sweets to be packed or tucking into a plate of samosa chaat or chhole bhature at one of the tables.

Rakesh himself is originally from Bihar and migrated to the City 10 years ago. Soon, he found himself missing the traditional flavours of his hometown, which is why he decided to try his hand at the food business and set up his little eatery. He runs it with the help of his friend Ram.

The emphasis, as the name suggests, is on the sweets. The establishment is divided into two sections and one is devoted entirely to shelf after shelf of delicious sweets — trays of Mysore pak, kaju barfi, milk cake, ghee laddu, besan laddu and the ever-popular motichoor laddu ensure that customers are spoilt for choice.
Rakesh explains that the sweets are prepared in a kitchen near Electronic City and fresh batches are brought to the eatery everyday.

 “Our laddus are special and popular with the customers,” he adds. “If anyone is coming here for the first time, I’d recommend that they try one the varieties,
especially the motichoor laddu.”

The intention behind setting up the establishment, explains Rakesh, was to offer North Indians a taste of home. He doesn’t just specialise in cuisine from Bihar — in fact, one entire shelf is reserved for Bengali delights like rasmalai.

In addition to this, he also serves snacks, which are prepared in a separate section of the shop. His cooks are from North India and the flavours, he assures, are authentic.

There are a variety of parathas, stuffed with aloo, paneer, gobi, matar, palak and muli. There is also some typically Indo-Chinese fare — an unapologetically spicy garlic fried rice and manchurian, for instance.

Those who want to pick up something on-the-go can opt for the ‘Calcutta roll’, which is stuffed with a delicious vegetable preparation.

There are also snacks like kachori, cutlets, vada pav and mirchi pakoda as well as chaats like raj kachori, dahi cutlet, pani puri, jhal muri and sev puri.
  
In short, there is something for everyone — which is probably explains why the eatery is constantly thronging with customers.

Rakesh Ladduwala is located on Sarjapur Road, right opposite Wipro Corporate Office. For details, call 9945075203.

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