Dindigul · Tamilnadu

Babu Canteens

Just when you think dosais and vadais these days cost an arm and a leg, I stumble upon Babu canteens. Located beside Sandhai Road, run by Babu,the old man in the photo, has been around for the last 40 years. These guys are there to serve than make money. Run by the family (right from… Continue reading Babu Canteens

Dindigul · Tamilnadu

South India’s twist to the Doughnut – Gopalpatti Paal Bun

There are some things money can’t buy! This cliché couldn’t have rung truer with my experience of the ‘Paal Bun’ (Milk bun being the literal translation)in Gopalpatti, a small town in Dindigul. The Paal Bun leaves you with a rush of sensory delight as it dissolves in your mouth, at a mere Rs. 2/- per… Continue reading South India’s twist to the Doughnut – Gopalpatti Paal Bun

Dindigul · Tamilnadu

Jilebi Krishna Iyer

Legend has it that a huge rock (kal in tamil) right in the middle of town shaped like a dindu (a pillow) is probably why the town got its name -Dindu-Kal. A town of historic significance, has the iconic ‘Malai Kottai’ or the Hill Fortress. This was built by the Madurai Nayaks during 1605 AD.… Continue reading Jilebi Krishna Iyer

Dindigul · Recipes · Tamilnadu

Banana Dosais (pancakes made with bananas)

Legend says that a tiny fragment from the Sanjeevani mountain that Lord Hanuman carried fell down to become the Sirumalai hill. Located 40 Kms from Dindigul, it is famous for the fast dissappearing Sirumalai Vazhaipazham (banana). I head to the local market, talk to the farmers and pick up a nice bunch of Sirumalai bananas… Continue reading Banana Dosais (pancakes made with bananas)