Tatte idli (ತಟ್ಟೆ ಇಡ್ಲಿ) - Tumakuru's special breakfast for you
Tumakuru city has pleasant climate almost like Bangalore but minus the mad traffic as well as the air and noise
pollution. Above is the park inside Tumkur Amanikere wetland.
|Tumkur City's civic infrastructure has undergone a major facelift in recent times.|
|The 'developed' Tumkur Amanikere wetland has retained a big part of its waterbody|
|The 'tatte' idli folded into two served with spicy coconut chutney, masala vada and avare kaalu usli|
|Deep fried masala vadas, fresh and hot from the pan|
|Babu and his elder brother Kumar (below) own and run the hotel.|
|Kumar, the elder brother, is popular as Kumaranna.|
|The hotel's ambience is very unassuming, but serves amazing idlis at an amazing price.|
Below is the price list (as of 7 Sep 2013):
Tatte idli (one idli with chutney): Rs.14/- per plate
Masala vade (per piece): Rs. 6/-
Avara kaalu usili: 12/- per serving
Filter coffee/ Tea: Rs. 10 (full cup), Rs. 7 (half a cup)
Rice bath/ chitranna: Rs. 24
Masala dosa: Rs. 30/-
Plain dosa: Rs. 25/-
Mini-masala dosa: Rs. 15/-
India is a land of plenty. Everything comes here in plenty - colours, languages, cultures and food, not to mention of the people and their plentiful talk accompanied with plentiful joy and smiles. It's a traveller's delight with every few kilometres offering a change in the way people talk, dress and eat.
How about exploring the 'tatte' idlis of Tumkur the coming weekend in this land of plenty?
IF YOU GO?
- PLEASE NOTE THE IDLIS ARE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM ONLY.
- Also note that Sundays are crowded.
Near Kari-Basava Swamy Mutt, Horpet Main Road, Tumkur.
How to reach:
From Bangalore via NH4:
After crossing the JAS toll plaza at Kyathansadra drive for 2 km to exit NH4 and enter Tumkur City. Drive on the main road (known as BH Road) for 2 km till you reach a traffic signal where the road splits. Drive straight (west) for a km towards Tumkur Amanikere till the road splits into two (ask any one for Kari-Basava Swamy mutt). Drive straight for 150 metres and you are at Kumara's hotel.
From Sira via NH4:
Exit NH4 after Oorkere village to enter Tumkur city (drive below the flyover). Drive for 3 km till Tumkur Amanikere when you see the gigantic Kote Anjeneya statue on you right. Skirt the road that goes straight and take the road to District Sessions Court and beyond. From the District court drive for 800 metres inside Horpet Main Road and the hotel is towards your right (ask any one for Kari-Basava Swamy mutt).
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