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Ask any random guy on the streets of Hyderabad where is Ram ki Bandi and he will point you the main square in the densely packed area of Nampally. Chances are it will be closed if you ask in the daylight. Yeah Ram Shinde – the owner – by which the name Ram ki Bandi goes, works between strange hours from 3:00 AM to 8:00 AM.
Symbolic to late night eating out at Hyderabad, night owls this the place for you.
Such is the popularity of this food joint, people start flooding the Nampally street by 2-2:30AM itself even before Ram Shinde himself comes. So of course his entry is a Tollywood hero, where lots of young and hungry souls start rushing towards the cart in a hurry to place the order first. And a chanting of “RamBhai” is a common thing then.
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And the reason behind people going gaga -the lip smacking, breath taking, awe striking- idlis and dosas at Ram ki Bandi. Idlis here are comparatively easier to get given the crowd at this late night eatery. These luscious bundles of rice dipped in his signature chutney with tons of ghee on are stairway to heaven.
Ram Shinde has specifically modified the traditional recipes to satiate the modern taste buds. And Ram ki Bandi successfully makes wonders on the tongue in the late night, when it’s yet dark and deep, everyone around is struggling to wake up (or sleep) and moon is yet to settle down…