VV Puram, a locality named after Sri M Visvesvaraya turned 100 last year. Located near the Sajjan Rao circle in Basavangudi the area is famous for its food street or thindi beedi. One of the newer layouts in the city to come up after the plague, it has quite a number of heritage structures in its fold. Temples, community and charity halls dot this landscape, some of them built by the noted philanthropist Sajjan Rao. The Subramanya Swamy Temple is an ancient structure famous for its annual processions during the month of Karthika. And a stone’s throw away is the alluring thindi beedi with its plethora of tantalizing dishes- buns, bajjis and bondas, chats, holiges….
Difficult to choose when there are so many dishes to try. And that’s why with our expert food blogger Vidya, sampling just became easier and fun. Here is what we tasted at the food street when we went on a food trail in the evening. Spicy masala vadas stuffed with ginger, onion, chillies, curry leaves, sweet buns, flavoured pani puris-think ice cream flavours, coconut Holige and Gulkand ice creams to mention a few. A visit to a sweet corn stall that dishes out more than 50 varieties like grilled corn kernels is also a must-try.
If you are tempted by now, go ahead and book a walk with us, or join us on one of our food trails.
–Usha, Photo credit-Vidyalakshmi