A place to enjoy the tasteful authentic Kannada breakfast which is quite affordable, all items – from dosa to idly to coffee – are freshly made. Masala dosa costs Rs. 40, idly is available for Rs. 25, and coffee is just Rs. 15 in Taaza Kitchen at Madhapur of Hyderabad.
Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, this is the way dosa is made in Bengaluru, explains Taaza Kitchen’s owner and co-founder Vignesh Manne. After living for 25 years in Bengaluru, brothers Vignesh and Raghavendra wanted to introduce the speciality of Bengaluru tiffins in Hyderabad.
Taaza Kitchen in Madhapur has been a crowd favourite since it was launched in 2019. With extremely affordable prices, all items – from dosa to idly to coffee – are freshly made. Masala dosa costs Rs. 40, idly is available for Rs. 25, and coffee is just Rs. 15.
“Every state has its own unique way of making breakfast and the old Bengaluru way is to eat dosa crisp and hot with a unique green chutney,” Vignesh says.
Often, customers are confused when they see the green chutney. Many think it is the pudina chutney that is served with kebabs. However, Taaza Kitchen’s special green chutney is an old traditional Karnataka recipe that consists of coriander and coconut. “This chutney is extremely rich in fibre,” Vignesh says.
Several customers ask for sambar with dosa and idly. “Firstly, that’s a ‘Tamil’ way to eat tiffin. And secondly, I personally feel sambar doesn’t do justice to the soft fresh idlies we make,” he adds.
Taaza Kitchen literally serves their food ‘taaza’ (fresh). Their kitchen is always bustling and the dosa pans are always sizzling with their in-house ghee. Their best-sellers are masala dosa, idly, and coffee. Their coffee beans are ground fresh every morning so as to retain the strong aromatic flavour. Priced only at Rs. 15 per cup, their filter coffee is truly an eye-opener.
For its amazing taste and high fibre content, a lot of gym-goers, cyclists and others eat breakfast here guilt-free. “I come here to eat breakfast every alternate day. The idly is always piping hot and extremely soft,” says techies Faraaz and Muneeb as customers. “The chutneys aren’t good at a lot of tiffin centres and the idly is hard. But this is my favourite place and it is the best,” they adds.
Vignesh says their primary aim is to provide fresh and healthy food. “This is also why we are not on Swiggy or other food delivery platforms. By the time the food reaches the customer, it will have gone cold,” he explains.
The restaurant also has a world-class sterilization unit for cleaning utensils. “We understand how many people are concerned whether the plates are cleaned properly or not. Hence, our kitchen is designed in such a way that customers can see how well all utensils are being cleaned,” he says.
Taaza Kitchen strives to be eco-friendly by not using any plasticware or utensils. For takeaways, they use environmental-friendly packages and encourage customers to bring their own boxes.
As many as 3,000-4,000 people visit the Kitchen on weekdays. During the weekends, the number goes up to 7,000-8,000. #HydTravel #hydnews