Hot and spicy

Hot and spicy

Scrumptious snacks

Hot and spicy

The shop sells a variety of Rajasthani and Bengali sweets among other goodies.

Served on a small paper plate, these hot and spicy samosas can suddenly brighten up a gloomy day.

This place is located on a small lane on Koramangala KHB Colony. Surrounded by big pastry shops and dosa joints, this modest accord boasts of no chairs or tables, only great food. Called Shree Uday Sweets, named after the owner Bharat Singh’s grandfather, this place is meant for those, who cherish their hot kachoris and samosas and want their jalebis sweet and crisp.

Everyday, the shop starts at 7 in the morning with the items on the menu being meethi kachoris (sweet kachori), moong daal ki kachori, onion kachori and samosas. The meethi kachori is served hot. Made out of white flour, jaggery and ‘ghee’, it is worth the wait.

Garnished with a silver foil, these are simply heavenly and also very heavy. The pyaaz ki kachori (onion kachori) is best when had hot because the batter is light. But it is the filling that takes the cake. Not overly spicy, these snacks are served with imli (tamarind) chutney and can make anyone’s mouth water. And finally the samosas! Awesome is the best word to describe these. All the items including chola-bhatura and dhokla are served through out the day till 10 at night.

At 3 in the afternoon starts the preparation of fresh jalebis. This is the moment to wait for because the one thing that is truly hard to find is a plate of hot and crisp jalebis.

Freshly prepared in front of you with the batter being just right, these heavenly things are not too oily or sweet. The best part is they don’t have the sour taste that one finds everywhere else. “I had been starving for good jalebis in Bangalore for almost a year. Then I accidentally found this place and I have been hooked on to it ever since then,” says Kavita, a regular customer.

The other delicious items available are Gulab Jamuns, Rasgullas, Kaju Bafis, Pedas, Cham Cham and other Rajasthani and Bengali sweets. The one thing you can be sure about the food here is its freshness quotient. The food is made in front of you and with the reasonable prices at which it is sold (Rs 10 per plate), you can have almost everything in the shop and spend less than 100 bucks. That’s more than worth the pain of finding this shop.