The sweet tale

Rustic charm

The sweet tale

It is just recent that the word ‘burfi’ reminds one of the hit Bollywood movie. But spoken of in a South Indian accent, ‘burfi’ is synonymous with the popular joint Adyar Anand Bhavan, sweetly termed as ‘A2B’. A sweet joint cum restaurant, the history of A2B is as vast as the variety of sweets one can feast on here.

Established in Chennai by Thirupathi Raja in the early 1980s, this humble eatery made a grand entry to Bengaluru after Thirupathi’s sons Venkatesha Raja and Srinivasa Raja installed the yellow and blue colour patented board in the rustic area of Malleswaram in 2002. Known for its commitment to quality, the eatery soon spread its aroma graciously and today stands tall with 30 outlets functioning successfully across the City.

“We were just a sweet stall when we started in the City. In 2006, the brand extended its service and we are today a restaurant cum sweet stall,” explains AJ Mohan, the General Manager of the outlets in Bengaluru.

‘Mysuru pak’, ‘tota burfi’, ‘gulkand burfi’, ‘coconut burfi’, ‘moti laddu’, ‘kesar kalakand burfi’, ‘wheat halwa’ are some of the traditionally made, exotic tasteing sweets available. Prepared freshly at their baking centre in Attiballi, they are sought-after, pocket-friendly sweets that sell like ‘hot jalebis’ — be it Diwali or Dasara. The unmatched taste of these sweets, in fact, do not call for any special occasion as they make any simple occasion special!

To balance the taste buds, they even offer crispy and spicy ‘murkus’ that include ‘karasev’, ‘aloo bujiya’, ‘mullu murukku’, potato masala chips, ‘kara boonthi’ and many more. While one can shop here to stock up the kitchen shelves with these traditional snacks, they can make up for the packing and billing time for the things bought, by having a seat at the restaurant and binging on some rich South Indian cuisines.

The ‘masala dosa’, ‘idly’, ‘chow chow bath’, ‘uthappa and ‘ghee pongal’  served here can make for a sumptuous South Indian breakfast. The eatery does not fail to entice the North Indians too, as they have a variety of ‘chaats’, ‘pav bhaji’ and flavoured ‘lassi’. “We even serve Chinese cuisines, which is liked by many,” he says.

No, it does not end here. They even have combos like mini tiffin, mini meals, sandwiches, pizzas, fruit salads and milkshakes; making this place a complete treat to the gastronomers, who sway slightly more towards the South Indian palate.

With hygiene being one of the most stressed concept here, Mohan says, “Yes, there are a lot more eateries that have strong roots in the City. But it does not affect us as our style is one-of-its-kind accompanied with top-notch quality.” 

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