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Old 10th March 2010, 15:37   #46
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From Chennai, before the kanchipuram fly over, a veg restaurant has been opened. The food quality should be ok.

@ampere: Dosa are usually roasted on one side only. If you order uthappam or kal dosa then its turned down by the chef
I think he is mistaken it as roasted two sides since dosa in A2B is very thin. Surely 1 dosa at A2B will not fill stomach at all.
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I think he is mistaken it as roasted two sides since dosa in A2B is very thin. Surely 1 dosa at A2B will not fill stomach at all.
Hotels in Karnataka typically dont turn Dosa to the other side and cook much. Thats what I meant. Roast I guess is the wrong word.
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Folks, when does A2B at Krishnagiri open in the morning? I dont think it opens before seven. Can someone confirm it?
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At 6 am in the morning, I had coffee there.
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Hotels in Karnataka typically dont turn Dosa to the other side and cook much. Thats what I meant. Roast I guess is the wrong word.
To my knowledge dosas are not turned over to the other side in any hotel anywhere. It is done only at our homes.
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Yesterday while returning from Chennai, I saw a place called Red Chillies Motel about 45Km before Vellore. Looked like a Road side Dhaba, that may provide good road-side fare. Has any one tried it?

Roads were good in the afternoon. Very little traffic on GQ.
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Folks, when does A2B at Krishnagiri open in the morning? I dont think it opens before seven. Can someone confirm it?
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At 6 am in the morning, I had coffee there.
I assume you're referring to the A2B near Thoppur - right ? If so, 7AM+ seems more like it. Last week I tried the place at around 7 AM. They were just opening up and sweeping the restaurant and told me I need to wait for 10-15 mins for breakfast.
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I guess the main difference which tilts it for me to the A2B side is Sambhar. Kamat sambhar is sweet in taste, while A2B is like the TN style.
Nice observation

At the risk of being flamed, I can add that if it is Sambhaar it must be TN registered, and for Chutney it must be KA registered (vice versa is disastrous).

And TN registered restaurants must learn from KA registered ones as to how to make a vada.

PS: In both places the amount of Sambhaar or Chutney they serve (per serving) is so pathetic, that it lasts for just 20% of the main dish.
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In fact yesterday just for this very reason, that you dont get much till A2B, I drove non-stop from Mylapore to Krishnagiri A2B!
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Nice observation

At the risk of being flamed, I can add that if it is Sambhaar it must be TN registered, and for Chutney it must be KA registered (vice versa is disastrous).

And TN registered restaurants must learn from KA registered ones as to how to make a vada.

PS: In both places the amount of Sambhaar or Chutney they serve (per serving) is so pathetic, that it lasts for just 20% of the main dish.
I actually rather like the sambar offered at Bangalore restaurants more! When I was working at Bangalore, I used to often lap up sambar idlis at the Adiga's place near Manipal centre. A colleague who was on transfer from Tuticorin would even drink a cup or two on the sly!

But both idlis and vadas are much bigger in KA than those offered at TN. During my first official visit to Bangy many years ago I was staying in Modern lodge at Seshadripuram (I think). I went to a nearby darshini like place in the morning and ordered 4 idlis and 2 vadas as I usually do at TN. When they arrived, I was stunned by their size! The vadas were almost as big as idlis and the idlis were even bigger! Having placed the order, what else to do - I quietly ate them up and skipped lunch!
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At 6 am in the morning, I had coffee there.
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I assume you're referring to the A2B near Thoppur - right ? If so, 7AM+ seems more like it. Last week I tried the place at around 7 AM. They were just opening up and sweeping the restaurant and told me I need to wait for 10-15 mins for breakfast.
Krishnagiri, not Thoppur. Recently, I had coffee at A2B, Chinnar, near Krishnagiri toll plaza, at 6 am on 10 April 2010 after topping up my Fiat Linea's fuel tank and tyres. At 6 am, only coffee was served there, no traces of breakfast! I breakfasted at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Vellore at 8:30 am.

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When they arrived, I was stunned by their size! The vadas were almost as big as idlis and the idlis were even bigger!
True. On Sunday (25th) morning on the way back from Madras to Bangalore, I went to HSB, Vellore and ordered a Vada. Believe me, the Gulab Jamoon that we make at home is normally bigger than what they served as vada -
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I have realized, it does not make sense to stop anywhere else but at the ones in Krishnagiri. A2B, Sree Krishna or Kamat.
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True. On Sunday (25th) morning on the way back from Madras to Bangalore, I went to HSB, Vellore and ordered a Vada. Believe me, the Gulab Jamoon that we make at home is normally bigger than what they served as vada -
I remember posting here earlier that HSB vellore is making miniature stuff. Very tasty food, but small. Their dosa is as small as idly. And the cost is inversely proportional to the size!
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In fact the bypasses have been so well made, that you dont see any village or town for that matter. Well barricaded. In fact well, that at many places, you cannot get food !
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