Some important work made me go nearby Mani's. I decided to drop in as I was famished. Since schools & colleges are closed for vacations, there wasn't the regular queue outside. One Idli-Wada Chutney was the 1st order. As soon as the plate was placed before me, there was wide grin on my face, the chutney & sambar looked just perfect; just the good-old Mani's. For quite some months now the chutney had become watery and the sambar just a broth of lentils with some masala in it. But the Chutney yesterday was thick, full of grated coconut, crushed dal and some chillies. Sambar was back to its original taste with right amount of spices, Madras Onions, Tomatoes and Red Chillies. Next order was Sada Dosa [to be left soft & not crispy]. This was soaked in 2 generous helpings of chutney and sambar. And finally washed down with Filter Kaappi. Wow, I loved it!!!
Hate the ambiance here. Nobody cares to help you. The worst part of the experience is when you are not allowed to take a full meal when your mates order a plate meal. WTH!! Adding to the wound, they charge you extra for additional sabji even though you ordered for additional chapati. The good part is always the home made taste of rasam and sambhar. Feels you are back to heartlands of Tamilnadu.