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    Pakodas get a do over at Indy HOP

    Housed in a little shoe box of a place, Indy Hop, short for Indian House of Pakodas, is the perfect spot for a quick evening bite. A far cry from a darshini, the only other kind of establishment where you are likely to find the same dishes, the little space boasts wooden interiors with warm lighting that make it welcoming and cosy.
    When it comes to the menu, the proprietors have gone the extra mile to cater to the evolving tastes of locals. So while classics like aloo bonda, chilli bajji and onion pakoda are included in the menu, you will also find adventurous flavour pairings like capsicum bhajji bhel, tomato cheese pakoda, zucchini cheese fritters, and the sinful paneer-coated cheese fritters.
    On the plate
    Wanting to try both the classics and experimental flavours, we opted for the onion pakodas, hara bara pakodas, and tomato cheese pakodas. The onion pakodas with the accompaniment of a sweet chili sauce, were just the thing we needed on a nostalgic almost-summer afternoon, while the hara bara pakodas, though a tad spicy hit all the right spots. The tomato cheese affair was truly scrumptious, with the tomato and cheese pairing well with the crispy crust.
    For those with a sweet tooth, a must try is the Ferrero Rocher chocolate fritter. The hazelnut flavoured treat is coated with a maida-based batter and deep fried and served with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce – a decadent affair to throw you off that diet. Pakodas also make their way to pavs and wraps for something more substantial, with puliogare also featuring on the menu.
    `100 for two. At 7th Block,
    Koramangala. Details: 41518181
    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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