Husband and wife start their business at around 4 p.m. at their Thallu Vandi (Shop on wheels that can be pushed around. However, this Bajji Kadai never moves. It hasn’t moved in 30 years from that place). The buzz begins right away.
“Why is that there is no name board for your shop?” I ask. Bajji Pandu says, the whole town knows him and his shop. He needs no board to announce his identity.
Bajji is a hot south indian snack made from frying different ingredient like Chilli, Raw Banana slices, onion etc dipped in gram flour mix. Bonda and vadai are also similar snacks. Bajji Pandu acquired his culinary skills from the real Pandu (his elder brother) by whose name he is known today.
Link to article on Pandu Bajji Kadai, as featured in Pollachi Papyrus: