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When this enterprise conjured up the name Diana in the sixties, it was meant to sell cool drinks and ice cream in Udupi, then a sleepy town in South Canara. But because cool drinks and ice creams weren’t popular in this sleepy South Canara town those days, the Pai family decided to diversify into snacks. Their first creation, a vegetable cutlet, then a foreign item to the Udupi populace, took nearly five years to curry favour with the locals. Along the way, they also accidentally conjured up an ice cream concoction, the Diana Gadbad. Whilst the early days may have been tough, these 60-year old timeless classics are the most popular items on the menu today. Hope you enjoy this episode, take care and stay safe.
A potato and beetroot patty that is flavoured with a seasoning of curry leaves, lentils and spices, this cutlet is a delicious medley of flavours and textures. The accompanying homemade chutney and sauce make for worthy companions to this Diana classic.
Rs. 75 (usd 1)
An accidental invention of this eatery nearly 60 years ago when the restaurant’s founder, Mohandas Pai, put together a concoction of three ice creams, because he had very little quantity of each, topped with cashew nuts to feed a large group of customers who dropped in unexpectedly for ice cream. And because it was prepared in a ‘gadibidi’ (kannada word for ‘hurry’) it came to be known as the Gadbad. A layered creation with strawberry ice cream, eight types of dry fruits, fresh fruits, a special ‘Horlicks’ cake, vanilla cake, no two spoonfuls of this delicious dessert are the same.
Rs. 120 (usd 1.6)
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TIMINGS: 8am to 930pm on all days
Note: It can get crowded, especially on weekends, but the service is quick.
ADDRESS – Hotel Diana, Opp Big Bazar Ajjarkad, Udupi, Karnataka 576101; tel: +91 820 252050/ 2522586/ 2524558
LOCATION TAG – https://goo.gl/maps/oWc6tRDjuCtFz8Ek7
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