This love affair started from last half decade. Tucked in the narrow lane in south kolkata, lies this breakfast haven. Please enjoy…
Direction and Timing
From the Sharat Bose road and desapriya park crossing, if you go towards the southern avenue- the first right lane is Jatin Das Road. This lane lies just opposite to the first petrol pump on your left hand side. Get in the lane and just after 4-5 buildings, you’ll find one building with the ground floor painted as the red-brick-colored layout. There is a menu written outside for the specialities of the day and few of their credentials. Congratulations, you’ve reached Udipi Home.
Timing is 7 AM- 9 PM (all days)
Once you get in, you get the feel of entering an old residential house with tables and chairs arranged inside. There are 2 sittings areas- one outside and once it gets filled, the one room inside. We, however, sat on the outer area only. AS soon as you sit dow, the menu is given to you and chilled water in steel glass- from the nearby visible water purifier and chiller. Go through the menu and most of the items are within the price range of 30/- to 60/-…. Hence chill and relax.
As we went in the breakfast time, we ordered pongal and idli. As soon as the food is served, they put 3 types of chutneys (plain coconut, coconut with coriander leaves and spicy coconut-tomato-garlic) bowl full at the table which, they assured, can be refilled if empty…
Well, for the unknown-to-the-southie-food, pongal is a south-indian version of khichdi which is hugely popular in the whole of south india- especially tamilnadu and karnataka. Made with rice and lentil and flavored with crushed black-pepper and masalas, its a treat at the breakfast. Mostly taken with coconut chutney and sambhar.
Then came the idli…. Well, literally they just melted in the mouth. One of the most fluffiest and softest idlies in town. 2 in a plate with chutneys and sambhar
Encouraged by the above, our next order was rava (suji) sada dosa and sada vada. Rava dosa was ordinary (not bad though). But the sada vada made for it. It was pure bliss with just the right amount of crispiness outside and soft inside. perfectly spiced, it was too good.
Well, we are almost full and longing for a buttermilk, while my friend asked for a filter coffee. Coffee here is served in the traditional steel glass-bowl-style and for the buttermilk, its a spice-bomb. Buttermilk is a light, thin salted lassi spiced with ginger, lemon chunk, green chilly, coriander leaves and tampered in standard southie style. Too good and taste-clearer.
Full and happy, we came out with just a pocket pinch of around 120/- per head. Awesome !!! Please enjoy….