Iyengar Bakeries

Nice to be writing for the MB after a long time. And what might a foodie like me love to start again with? Something connected with food! And its the bakeries that dot every street of our town. More specifically Iyengar Bakeries.

When I came down to Bangalore for the first time in 1997 (and fell in love with the city!), I noticed a curious obsession with bakeries. Every street had one and they all sold similar stuff. Cakes, pastries, buns, flavoured buns, breads … anything that was baked! I used to believe that buying baked products from an Iyengar bakery ensured that it was egg-free. As the realisation set in later, not every Iyenger bakery was a true Iyengar bakery.

Deccan Herald today carried an article about Iyengar Bakeries. I am not able to locate the web version of the piece, but here’s the print edition view of the same. Enjoy reading the same.

Meanwhile enjoy your dilkhushs and cream-buns… but keep a check on those calories! :-)

4 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on June 30th, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    Hey R_C,
    Welcome back! This subject – bakeries – is dear to me as well. Lots of memories – particularly, man, those ” dilkush’s” ! In Chennai, I was very happy to see a number of them bearing ‘Bangalore Iyengar Bakery’ proudly displayed. I regret, howeever, that I did not take pics. Will do, next visit!

  2. Masoud (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    yummy post, the smell of the fresh dilkhus-galu and breaddu is all over my screen, not to mention the toast-galu, which the guys used to cut and serve..nowadays lots of mallu guys have opened up bakeries in guies of iyengars…

  3. Prashanth (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 11:47 am

    Check out Warrier bakery in Rajajinagar – one of the best in B’lore…

  4. Mehak (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    ohh i find these bakeries highly unhygienic :(

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