Shubh Sweets, in HSR Layout, is a crowd-pleaser thanks to its pani puri kiosk that dishes out five different flavours. The chilly, pudina and sweet versions especially win votes. Right opposite the PWD Quarters, Shubh Sweets, you can tell, is the neighbourhood’s go-to snack joint. But the largest crowd always is at the pani puri stall that stands in the compound outside the main shop. We highly recommend that you join these crowds. All you need is a token from the main counter, inside the shop, and then you queue up.
What sets them apart from the crowd is the five different flavours of pani on offer. You’ll see big steel pots filled with each kind — chilli, pudina (mint), saunf (fennel), jeera (cumin), and sweet. The truth is that these are all flavours that work well with pani puri on any day and most of them are even present in the classic version. It’s just that Shubh Sweets has dialled up the volume of each flavour across the different pots. And boy, have they hit the nail on the head! We loved they add little balls of boondhi to the pani so that you get the extra crunch and from the line-up of flavours we loved the chilly, mint, and sweet versions.
We even noticed patrons mixing and matching flavours. But make sure you head there when it’s less crowded otherwise the poor server can barely keep up with all the permutations and combinations being thrown at him.