Story of a lost journalist

October 14, 2008

Stint at thattu kada :-)

Filed under: Diary — Cris @ 20:54

Long nourished dream came true today. Oh I see I have used that line before. No I didn’t see Yesudas again. This time it was a visit to a thattu kada (road side stall). The one time I went before, it was too early and I had to suffice with coffee (which actually was meant to be a birthday treat to a friend :D. At 4 Rs and 4 minutes hehehe) 

Today it was the right time in the evening. And three of us after planning for days, finally made it. Finally. It was a tad too hot which is what made thattu kada food thattu kada food. I have lost count of the number of dosas they gave. It’s tiny and yummy. My plate was a mess with all that food. And I really really enjoyed it. One more in the list of things to do in life, crossed out. Well I could do this more often but anyway, glad it’s done. Cause tomorrow might be a little too late to put off anything.

Pic of thattu dosa -> here 



  1. Your dream is to eat dosas in a Thatu kadda? No ambition to create the next Microsoft/Google/whatever? You have it easy!

    Comment by Binny V A — October 14, 2008 @ 23:40 | Reply

  2. Oh..if i remember correctly – Is nt this a part of your perfect date?
    Well you had a big date :P. Remember the punjabi dhaba at Infy Mysore, tats like thattu kada for me 🙂 I wish i can go back in past and taste again 🙂

    Comment by Mr.Misunderstood — October 14, 2008 @ 23:50 | Reply

  3. LOL! I wish I wer ter :ENVY:

    BTW, looks like u forgotten me, eh? 😦

    Comment by MeghnaK — October 15, 2008 @ 15:01 | Reply

  4. ‘Stint at thattu kada ‘..we often have ‘stunts at thattukada’ for the first aamlette or dosa!!;-P
    I ll be hitting as many thattukadas as possible during next trip home..they used to be our regular places during college days…and a place where countless jokes and stories used to be told…miss them a lot…

    Comment by mathew — October 15, 2008 @ 16:59 | Reply

  5. The thattukada at general Hospital junction served a truly phenomenal beef curry – you had to go between 9 Pm and 11 Pm to get some though. The only down side used to be that since they never washed the plates and instead just replaced the plastic circular sheet, you would often end up getting some bits of “echil” from the previous plate-user. This has a cumulative effect as you would imagine and by around 10:45 Pm, the plate would definitely qualify as “identifiably unhygienic”. The dessert-equivalent consisted of a with/without kattan-chaya (with sugar, without milk) with a Wills cigarette (which they sold loose for 2 rupees).

    Comment by Nish — October 15, 2008 @ 21:13 | Reply

  6. oh yes..i have been here ! My mouth waters !!!

    Comment by Kavi — October 15, 2008 @ 22:03 | Reply

  7. even i love those…

    Comment by rose — October 15, 2008 @ 22:29 | Reply

  8. **sigh** my dream hasn’t yet come true (Fried chicken and Chapppathi).For some reaosn,though i have it at home,I am so obsessed with the whole idea ot tearing apart a chicken leg ,from a tattukada..Hope my nourished dream will come true soon..**sigh**..

    Comment by Nimmy — October 15, 2008 @ 23:24 | Reply

  9. @Binny, hehe I guess I do. I am sure you will too, when you over come those physical and mental disabilities you had written about 🙂

    @Mr.Misunderstood, oh yeah it was a date, only I didnt have a date to go with. I never visited the Punjabi Dhaba, heard lots of it though.

    @Meghnak, you are welcome to join me anytime dear. Of course I havent forgotten you. I have blogrolled you and taken your feed as well. Comments have been lagging I guess, apologies for that dear!

    @mathew, I know I have seen and heard so much and thats why I so wanted to go. Next time I am taking a bigger gang with me. I want ’em stories and jokes too! This was not bad though, 3 is company too 😀

    @Nish, beef!! And Wills cigarette?! Ahem!!!

    @Kavi, mine too does!

    @rose, really? Have you been to one of those? If you were here you would have been pushed to, whether you wanted it or not anyway 😀

    @Nimmy, wow thats quite a dream. You will have it come true dear, dont worry, just dont wait for the right day – go out in the next possible moment. 🙂

    Comment by Cris — October 16, 2008 @ 04:21 | Reply

  10. For 5 long years , 90% of my dinners were at a thattu kada! 😀 And i still love to have one , whenever i get a chance .. Dosa, papadam , chatni , rasa vada, chilli paste ! It was my combination.. 🙂

    Comment by Srijith — October 18, 2008 @ 20:09 | Reply

  11. @Srijith, I can imagine! Its people like you I see enjoy and have fun that inspired me to go there!

    Comment by Cris — October 20, 2008 @ 15:22 | Reply

  12. 😀

    Comment by Srijith — October 20, 2008 @ 20:36 | Reply

  13. Oh I wud love to eat at a thattu kada. Being a foodie, i want to try new and interesting things. Thattu kada has always been at the back of my mind. But never got to do it. Will definitely do it. Mummy dearest will have palpitations is she ever heard that. He,he,he!

    Comment by M.Rose — October 21, 2008 @ 14:23 | Reply

  14. that was great – recalled visiting one two months ago – not to eat a dosa but a nadan ‘omplate’ at 3AM- it was delecious.

    Comment by maddy — October 25, 2008 @ 20:19 | Reply

  15. @M.Rose, hehe my Mom freaked out when I called her for company. I guess its out of obvious relief that she didnt have to come, she didnt think of stopping me. Hey if you want company I am around, dont mind another stint 🙂

    @maddy, 3 AM? Wow that must have been real cool. I had an omelet with my dosha too. Yes its delicious.

    Comment by Cris — October 25, 2008 @ 22:24 | Reply

  16. miss those thattu kadas..
    I have wrote about a childhood ambition here.

    I kinda do that role nowadays for 5 mins a day.. I will write about it some time…


    Comment by Al — November 1, 2008 @ 18:41 | Reply

  17. @Al, err not sure I got that – you do what role 5 times a day? Nice write up 🙂

    Comment by Cris — November 3, 2008 @ 20:27 | Reply

  18. all this talk of thattu kada has inspired me to try it out as well..
    good work..
    keep blogging!

    Comment by Meenakshi Nair — November 6, 2008 @ 09:11 | Reply

  19. @Meenakshi, do try it certainly is an experience. I went again and already felt a regular hehe 🙂

    Comment by Cris — November 10, 2008 @ 21:20 | Reply

  20. Even i wanted to try the thattu dosas..didnt get the chance though:(. The hot thattu dosas, chutney and the omlette..perfect combination..

    Comment by renuka — November 14, 2008 @ 20:29 | Reply

  21. @renuka, you can still do it, its never too late :-).

    Comment by Cris — November 15, 2008 @ 14:49 | Reply

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