When in Mangalore, if you ask someone if they have been to Taj Mahal, be sure to specify Agra or Kodialbail! Because everyone who lives in Mangalore has visited the New Taj Mahal Café umpteen number of times. Now there is a constant debate about the best dishes available there. So, after quite an extensive survey, the top 6 must try items at the New Taj Mahal Café are as follows:
- Special Filter Coffee:
People from generations swear by this coffee, it is undoubtedly one of the best Filter Coffee Mangalore has to offer. When you enter, the aroma speaks volumes about its taste. Sip into one and it will leave you with an everlasting memory. They also sell the coffee powder but somehow it never can reach the standard of what they serve in the cafe.
- Tuppa Dosa:
That golden shine, crispness and aroma is enough to make your mouth water. This is the most loved Dosa at Taj, it is slow roasted on a tawa with copious amounts of Ghee. Always remember to ask for a freshly made Dosa to have the real taste.
- Teekh Rotti:
A unique preparation, as the name says ,it is a spiced poori, crisp on the sides and soft in the middle,accompanied by thick coconut chutney. This is another well loved item at Taj and it sells like hot cakes.
- Banana Halwa:
People outside Mangalore have also eaten this as this Halwa is so famous that people take it as a souvenir to all parts of the world. This Halwa was also featured on Twist of Taste with Taste Chef Vikas Khanna on Fox Traveller.
This delicate preparation of semolina is best eaten at Taj. The drizzle of ghee definitely gives this Upma an added kick.
- Banana Chips:
Another classic item available everywhere but the taste at the New Taj Mahal Café is a class apart, golden fried Banana Chips fried using coconut oil will surely make you ask for more.
We are sure that most mouths have already started watering. You can thank us for this article later but before that please head to the New Taj Mahal Cafe at Kodialbail or Hampankatta, sit back, relax and have a smooth Filter Coffee while enjoying the Monsoon.
Stay Hungry! Stay Happy!
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