4 Reviews / 4 Ratings
Taja Masala Soda is named quite rightly; because Mamata and her gang started this join a couple of years back to serve the homesick needs of BMS Engineering Hostel and they primarily served... you guessed it... Masala Soda.
Today you get a range of hot homely food here ranging from parathas, fried bread rolls, frankie rolls, vada pavs and pastries. Nothing costs more than 15 rupees. Ergo, this place is a delight to both your taste buds and your wallet! Voila!
This is one of those warm nooks in the city corner. Not a restaurant per say... more of an adda. It really feels like home when you walk in and is the ideal solution when you are broke and don't want to cook...
Parathas Pastries perfection!!
Taja Masala Soda is a small and humble place on the main road behind the BMS boys hostel.
It has a narrow entrance and this gets even narrower, because of the fans this place has!
To the left of this place, you can find a chilled glass closet with some deliciously decorated pastries, for those who like it without the egg, you have your choice to make as well.
The next counter is a frankie making one with one person busy making the fillings and tucking them into a neatly roasted thin roti with just enough oil. These frankies are available with a variety of stuffing, to name a few, mushroom, aloo, palak, onion, baby corn and sweet corn.
A bite of this frankie and you are tempted to have one more, two of the appealing factors of the frankie is the freshness it comes with and the price, costing just 15 bucks, they sure make you want more.
Next in line is the paratha kitchen, with 5-6 saree clad pleasant ladies. They have not more than 4 stoves, but manage to cater to the needs of all their customers without much wait. Lets say that the division of labor has been very effective! The base filling for all the Parathas is Aloo, the variety in terms of mixed vegetable, baby corn, mushroom, beetroot, greens etc that one wants would be fried or sautéed on tawa and mixed with the potato filling! This is yummy and spicy filling is carefully placed in the dough and rolled over, it is put over a tawa with just enough oil and there the hot delicious Parathas for you, this is served with a bowl of curd, with some chat powder on it, a slice of cool cucumber, onion and a pickle. The first bite of these hot, fresh delectable Parathas and theyll just keep you glued to this place!
This paratha place is also nick named as Paratha Point, with my work place just 2 roads away. I went to this place first with a big group of co-workers and from then this would be our most wanted place!
Even though we are shifted to another building, which makes this place a little less than 2 kms away, this still remains most popular.
It is a little heaving to eat at there during the peak time (1-2 pm) but any time before and after, the Parathas are more generous in their stuffing and tastier
The fact that these mouth watering delicacies are just Rs.10/- each, make you gorge more! The price is one of the striking points to popularity.
The next best thing about this place is their fizzy drinks! For those who love masala sodas. There are quite a variety and colorful sodas available in this place.
In the evening you also get some yummy bread rolls which just make you drool.
These are undoubtedly my favorite, one, two, three and you just have to try really hard to stop!
For the monthly birthday bashes at office, this is the most desired snack.
Taja Masala Soda pseudonym Paratha point is all in all a Simple, Simply Super place!
Homemade Paranthas and Pastries
Never knew this existed for the past 4 years. Initiated by a housewife for running the households
Started with just the chats and soda during the summer, she wanted to diversify as the season changed. Since, its a very small place, they dint want to make too many things and make a mess out of it so, kicked off with the paranthas. Gradually the diversification also led to Pastries, cookies, cakes and frankies (rolls).
I have tasted all the above here and believe me it just tastes like homemade :)
She uses very less oil to make paranthas and its very thin. It is served with yogurt and pickle. The varieties include alu, gobi, mixed veg, baby corn, corn, palak, tomato garlic and many more.
The pure chocolate cake and the mango pastry are yummy (eggless pastries and cakes are available too)
Sodas come in many flavours lime, strawberry, blueberry, etc..
One would mostly find the college crowd there. Looks like its one of their favorite addas
People planning to go there, plz parcel all that you want to eat instead of having the same there. Its too narrow and congested.
Its one of the easy options available for me and my colleagues if we dont get the lunch.
Paranthas and Frankies cost Rs.10, Pastries and cakes for Rs.15 and Rs.20, Sodas for Rs.5 and Rs.7
Definitely an affordable place for students and Bangalore loners who wants to have some homemade kinda stuff for a real good price.