Giving in to temptation...

Giving in to temptation...

Giving in to temptation...

An important slice of old Bangalore, popular sweet and chaat shop ‘Tewari Bros Mithai Shoppe’ had been closed for a year leaving many old Bangaloreans highly disappointed.

 But now, it’s back with a bang! ‘Tewari Bros...’ started 15 years ago in the City and offers foodies a range of delicious vegetarian items without pinching their pocket.

Shankar Tewari, the current proprietor, informs that the family has been in the food business for around 60 years.

 “Though we have been in Bangalore only for 15 years, we have shops all across the country like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur and Hyderabad. We are basically from Lucknow but business wise we are from Kolkata,” he informs. 

 Occupying a pride of place on Dickenson Road near Commercial Street, the place offers a variety of sweets, chaats, condiments and even North Indian breakfast items. Be it Bengali sweets like rasgulla and gulab jamun or even authentic ones from Karnataka like Mysore pak, their sweets are simply heavenly.

There are certain innovative sweets like the strawberry and blueberry rasgulla to choose from as well.  

The chaats here, made without onion and garlic, are just lip-smacking. Other than the usual items like sev puri, dahi puri, pani puri and dahi bhalla, one can also opt for the unusual palak patti chaat, which consists fried spinach doused with curd and sweet and sour sauces. 

Quick bites like samosa, dhokla, club kachori and mutter kachori go well with the beverages they offer like badam milk, lassi, strawberry shake, mango milk shake, tea and filter coffee. If you want something heavier, you can go for aloo paratha, Bombay toast and vegetable sandwich.

“Bangalore is a very cosmopolitan City. Even our customers are as cosmopolitan,” explains Shankar. Speaking of the reasonably priced food items, he says, “We are most modest in our pricing. This has been conveyed to us by our customers themselves.”

Another interesting feature that the store has is its North Indian breakfast. Customers can choose from a variety of delicious and filling items like missi roti and gatte ki sabzi, matar kachori with aloo sabzi and on Sundays, chola bhatura.

 Shailesh Singh, who has worked here right from the store’s inception, is happy to see the customers coming back again and again. “I like everything about this job, especially the customers,” he notes. 

Even since the place has reopened, it’s be abuzz with avid foodies. A student, Sanjeev comes here once in two weeks.

  “It offers a number of good options and everything is hygienic. My favourite item here is the dahi puri,” he says. 

‘Tewari Bros Mithai Shoppe’ is located on 7, Dickenson Road (near Khazana Jewellers). For details, call 9341252685.