Friday, July 4th, 2008 | Filed under Comic 50 Comments

Delhi people complaining about bangalore food

Loosely based on a conversation I overheard in my office. Two people were complaining about the lack of “good South Indian food in Bangalore”…. Umm…

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    mar00ned // July 7th, 2008 at 2:40 am

    this is hilarious. cant wait for more.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 7th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Thanks mar00ned!

    I try to finish about 2-3 comics a week. Keep checking, or better still subscribe to the feed if you have not already.

    You have some great photos on your site!

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    sonaljhuj // July 7th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Awesome! put it on my site just now.

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    Sharninder // July 7th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Hilarious … As a North Indian living in Bangalore, I can totally relate to this. And to the dude in the white T-shirt .. man they keep the sambhar for special occasions .. Washing food down with Rasam is more like the done thing, which btw is even more wtf ! lol

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 7th, 2008 at 8:43 pm


    I was about to suggest Bobby ka Dhaba at Ulsoor, but you just blogged about it yourself. :)

    I’ve had my share of North Indian sufferers living in Bangalore, unable to cook and even more unable to digest the usual Shanti Sagar fare..

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    Guru // July 14th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    As the GOTOS(Guy on the other side… I like abbreviations), I find this contemptible. I shall file a fatwa and have you boiled with Rasam. And I hope you atleast say dosa (as in the hindi word for 2 and not the light eyed bird :) )

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    Yak // September 25th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Northi Philistines! Get out of Bangalore

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // September 25th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    OMG! We have our first hate comment :D

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    pri // September 27th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    food shud also have some variety as the banglore has \
    key word is Variety **

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    Faiq // July 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Why just Butter Chicken? ‘Normal’ people also eat Chhola and Rajma at any time of the day/night/dawn/dusk.

    In Dilli dosa is a speciality and not staple like BangShantisagarlore. Only certain places serve good Southy food, others are all ugly imitations.

    And congrats on the hate post :D you are famous!

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    Krishna // October 24th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Why do u stay in Bangalore if u dont like the place, its food and its culture…go wherever you feel like with your language and culture.

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    andrew // October 27th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    @krishna ..
    who watns to stay away from hometown , its usually “work” that drives them away. (it never ocurred to or just too lame for that)
    and yes being a delhite , i could agree no more….
    @pri .. wat variety u talking abt? there is none

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    dr.neeraj singh // November 4th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    hi im from bijnor nera by delhi,here im living alone if some one talk me or want friendship with my contact neo is9036470832

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    Arnold D'Souza // November 9th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Well, I’d like to point you to this article in The Guardian:


    #24 Best Place to Eat Vegetarian Indian talks about some place called “Sagar Ratna” in Delhi and lauds it for its South Indian food, including the “Idli Sambhar”.

    #35 Best Place to Eat Kebabs? Bade Miyan in Bombay!

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    Vivek // December 4th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Who told that dosas are made up of coconut oil…except keralites nobody uses coconut oil in south. Also, what do they eat in North for breakfast…

    24*7 aloo parantha only they eat. they dont know nothing…they dont even eat breakfast… conjoose fellows. Since they are BPL, they eat 2 meals per day, but southies have proper breakfast and 2 meals.

    har sabzi mein aloo hi…kya chaloo hi…(aloo to thoda sasta hi)

    If you goto typical andhra tiffin centre in BLR or HYd. you will get below items.

    upma (with cashew nuts)
    dosa(5 types)
    lemon rice
    mysore bajji

    these are all exclusively for breakfast…

    in North india… nothing wil be available for breakfast ( they live on pan paraag)…some ppl eat breadomlette or bread related..they dont have their own food.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 4th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    @vivek: Pan Paraag? … hamay kya pata aap bhi Pan Paraag kay shaukeen hain…??

    Bread and Omelet is awesome! So are fried eggs. Covered in Pepper!! I fucking love pepper. Do you love pepper? Wars have been fought over pepper. Also, did you know that a chef’s hat has 100 folds, which stand for the fact that he knows how to make 100 different type of eggs?

    Also, you don’t get sarcasm much, do you?

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    CynicalIndie // December 4th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    What in the world? Have we lost all our sense of humor, cant we understand sarcasm and irony; it is a comic strip, it is supposed to make fun of things, arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 4th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    @CynicalIndie: Your argument is valid.

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    @nb42 // December 4th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Agreed with #14.

    Sagar Ratna ki jai ho… main isi bungalore mein hoon, so to speak. Sagar Ratna is comparable to the best Idli/Dosa served in this city.

    Surprisingly large number of places get NI food wrong. The next best ones are those that get SI food wrong.

    But if you look long enough, you’ll find about 10-20 SI food items that you can enjoy (and wash it down with Rasam and not sambar like real Delhi people).

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    Durlov // December 4th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Great to see that so many people read comics.. hate comments are very required for publicity. So guys sit in pride.

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    Manish // December 4th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Next time onwards, publish a summary of intended meaning of the comic as well.
    On second thoughts, don’t do that. Such comments are fun.

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    Arnold D'Souza // December 4th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t quite get why everyone is assuming that Vivek (@December 4th, 2009 at 4:15 pm ) is himself serious. I believe his comment is itself sarcastic.

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    @nks // December 4th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    @arnold sarcasm on sarcasm … hmm… i see a infinite loop here …

    does any one else see that ?

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    Deepti Richa // December 4th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Nope. I don’t think #15 would get sarcasm even if it stared in his face [even eyeball close].

    Saad’s pic should serve its purpose tho.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 4th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    @deepti: OK Lets be clear… it’s NOT my pic. My head is normal, round shaped. Like testicles.

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    Pappu // December 4th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Ya, that was good one. But indians dont know much of a sarcasm. They wouldn’t know if sarcasm dances naked before them. We are sentimentalist. If u say wry humor they would come up like, ‘let me get this straight. Do u want ur dick head stick up the neck like that. THen don’t talk’. But being comic V should know that its sarcasm. Finally if u ask me lik what iam talkin or do u understand the jok here…. ‘Are u fuckin kiddin me? Totally awesome’.

    Actually i was planning to do a comic(dnt knw art like u dude. jus ‘stick and circle’ man) on pan parag and northies, u know. WE Southies stereotype northies as pan chewers, like these dosas. But this guys seems to have broken the idea in public. I hav others ideas to work on. Hav to learn draw stuffs like u. I dont even draw a cockroach. If possible ideas welcome

    BTW, i like ur ‘dick head’. :D

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    Deepti Richa // December 4th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    @Saad Ha LOL!! My mistake. Should’ve been more precise.. Let me rephrase that:

    The picture Saad put up in reply should serve it’s purpose tho. <- With reference to #15, #16, #24 & #25.

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    Farah Rahman // December 6th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    LOL!! So true. Being a Hyderabadi in Bangalore is much worse.

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    Vivek // December 8th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Dont be fool by making sarcasm on Indian tradition and cultures. You can create lot of jokes on other common topics which make us laugh. If you dont have stuff keep you web site in your soiled brain(in your dick)

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 8th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    @vivek: You just made me laugh. :D How does one keep a website in his dick?

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    Fraz // December 8th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    @Vivek : Hey Douchebag, welcome to the internets. TITS OR GTFO.

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    ck // December 8th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Should you consider blocking Vivek from this site :)
    On second thoughts, maybe not, i think the cartoon was funny, but this banter, makes it special :D

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 8th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Maybe he meant keeping the website in one’s ass. That can be done. I mean, small USB drives etc. I’m not ready for penile storage yet…

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    Biplab // December 8th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Vivek, do you really have any idea about “make sarcasm on indian culture” you’re talking about? To be specific, what culture exactly do you think is being mocked here? Oh wait. I guess inherent bigotry and worthless whining are a part of our great Indian culture after all. Poor guy Vivek is just being honest. Cuisinal chauvinism. (is there any other term) Hah!

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    Patrix // December 8th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Web site in your dick? Is that what they meant when they had zip drives?

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    A.Sethi // December 8th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I just discovered this site today(thanks to #chetanblocks) and I was extremely unproductive and I must say I enjoyed every bit of it. All thanks to you.

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    Shruti // December 8th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    @ #28……I hope u were joking abt finding it hard to be a Hyderabadi in b’lore….cause i don’t see much difference in the cuisines….also…aren’t both of them south indian states…im from hys too….and its all cool here in b’lore :)

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    Tony Jose // December 9th, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Great comic, loved it.

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    Abhishek // December 9th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I agree with some of the fellows here.

    This I have posted in my tagline in Gtalk & received more than 300 comments in 1 week from north India.

    ♫ See what happened in Chennai.Kal mera kuch aur khane ka mann hua raat ko, to ek restaurant mein gaya, aur pucha do u have Parathas also? He said yes we have got Chilly Paratha, I ordered for one , pata nahi saale ne kya banaya aur aadhey ghantey baad ek katori mein kuch le aya aur bola sir, Chilly paratha for u. Kaminaa (pardon my language here )ek paratha bana k usko kadhaai mein bhunj k, paraathe k chote-chote tukde karke, shimla mirch mein aur pyaaz mein fry karke ek katori mein le aya tha.

    I haven’t ate Parathas in a Bowl before this.

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    Vivek // December 10th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    @Saad Akhtar (Author)

    You can wrap all the web pages on ur dick if u can’t keep in your dick… You can’t block my name as I can write my comments with your name too…. r u dare enough to post some cartoons on any community (esp on ur community?)

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // December 10th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    @vivek: I am not dare enough to do anything because I can’t understand what you are trying to say? What community would you like to see being mocked? :) Let’s be frank here…

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    Vivek Sharma // December 10th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Itz painful to c name of Vivek Getting spoiled. Please forgive d person sharing my name for this insanity… The artwork was good, so was the Dickmanic. :) Guess ppl get too obsessed with it.

    My personal opinion: Just love the local food where ever you go. I am From MP, Went to college in UP/Delhi and now living in MH (Had i mentioned, 3 months job training @ Karnataka). Itz really fun to love dosa, set dosa and idli frm south the same way as Parathe from Parathe wali gali or Chat from UP or Poha from MP or dhokle, daal baati churma from Rajasthan or Dabeli and Wada paav from MH.
    Wat u say fellas :)

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    moron // January 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    what the hell is wrong with the retards here?? Did the doctors chop off your sense of humour the moment you were born? Lighten up! Laugh/appreciate a joke when you hear/see one. Dont react like someone shoved a an extra spicy masala dosa up your butt!

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    Debiprasad // January 23rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Regarding the dick storage, there are probably two options. #1 Try to get a dick shaped USB drive #2 Wait till nono storage device to come!

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    Debiprasad // January 23rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Typo – it’s “nano storage”, not “nono” :P

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    Peter // September 21st, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Why don’t u northies check out the Kerala restaurents in Bangalore… They serve the following items for break fast.

    Appam – Egg curry
    puttu – kadala currty
    appam – beef curry
    kappa (tapeoca) – fish curry
    kappa – beef fry
    idiyappam and various beef and fish items

    When you normally talk about the south indian food habbits, there is one that you always miss out.. the Kerala Food, which is not normally known to outsiders… Keralites are the ones who prefer to have non veg food three times a day.. In north non-veg starts with chicken and ends with mutton, whereas for a mallu, fish, chicken, various sea food, beef, pork, duck, rabbit…etc are all important non veg dishes…

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    vj // August 11th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    this is utter non sense…..bangalore is famous for the best food in d country….what ever may be the likes u vl get it there….

    But like in north…we cant eat aloo,parathas, rotis all the time…its killing…

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    deviousD // November 6th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    OMFG I just had this conversation in my office. In Singapore.

    But seriously- the only Delhi Dosas I ate were bizzare bicarbonate versions of the real thing- which tasted more like rice pancakes than real dosai. Ewww!!!!

    Give my my grandmother’s stuff anyday. LOLOL


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