Tea And Tasty

Here’s where you can go for your fix of garam chai and snacks this monsoon

Tis the season of tea and samosas, pakodas and all things hot, fried and buttery – perfect to accompany the drizzle outside your window. We list our pick of the city’s popular chai and eats combos to put a spring in your step in these monsoon months.

Sip and munch

Drink up special masala chai as you watch the pitter-patter of rainfall and munch on some khari. To go with the aromatic tea on offer are an array of lipsmacking monsoon snacks – from corn and batata tiki(crunchy corn and onion fritters with date chutney) to nylon sev dal bhajiya (moong dal pakoda with anar kachumber and pudina chutney), Parsi Baba Special (masala aloo and methi puffs with grilled red chilli, roasted tamatar chutney), Puneri misal pav (misal pav with fried chilli, fried onion and crispy corn) and Videshi Maggi.

WHEN: 4pm-7pm, July 1 onwards WHERE: The Open Box, St Marks Road CALL: 41290055/ 41280055

Monsoon magic

There’s never a bad time for Parsi food. Get a taste of it with the added romance of the rains at SodaBottleOpenerwala. Hop on over with your friends for a taste of some piping hot, authentic Irani chai, accompanied with what else but kanda bhajjis for the vegetarians, and kolmi fry for the non-vegetarians. You don’t have to be hungry or thirsty – all you need is a hankering for a warm drink and even warmer, crunchy eats to wolf down with them. After all, this is the season of drizzles, puddles and hot food!

WHEN: 3pm-7pm WHERE: Lavelle Road CALL: 7022255299

Published on Bangalore Mirror