In a nutshell:
A lovely breakfast in this sign board less shack – worth revisiting
Address & other details: Baba sweets
Meal for 2: 50 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian
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Short description – in case u r in a hurry:
We asked our guide ( he showed us the 800 year old Konark sun temple) to recommend us a very good local food place which he also wud also love to eat at. He got us here.
The shop was the shabbiest of all that were there in a line – it was surely not touristy. Saw only local people eating here. It was a kind of a pucca shack
At the entrance there was a glass showcase, typical of a sweet shop.
The main dining hall had wooden tables and plastic chairs. On the wall against each table, the table number was written
The kitchen was the back room and one cud take a peek inside.
Detailed description- in case u have the time to njoy reading:
Poori dalma – the poori itself was so nice – a bit crisp on the edges, soft otherwise. It had perfect amount of salt in it and we kept munching on those just as it is.
Dalma was so good. For the uninitiated, dalma is a odiya dish with lentils (daal) and veggies cooked together. The flavours of dal were intact. The veggies retained their crunch. The masalas were there but they were not on the face. Rate it 4.5/5
Khasta kachori dalma was outstanding too. The khasta kachori of Odisha and Bengal are similar – subtle, not too high on chillies and full of flavor , as opposed to the khasta kachoris of delhi and Rajasthan thAt hits a pinch as soon as it lands on the tastebuds. The outer layer was crisp and just too good. Inside was soft , flavourful and YUMM. Rate it 4.5/5
Roshogolla ( rasgulla) of Odisha is similar to the ones that are available in the country side of Bengal. KolkatA sponge rasgullas and haldiram’s rasgullas are very different. I loved this variety. It’s density was higher than the fluffy Kolkata variety and hence it was not over sweet. There was no hole in the center too. Rate it 4/5
Overall rating of food at baba sweets averages out to 4.3/5. I know where to revisit when I revisit konarak.