It is very unusual when people take a daring step to be different and chase their culinary dreams. Bhubaneswar Taste factory or BTF’s story is something like that. This food joint has made a mark in itself even though they are been surrounded by the Bigwigs and MNCs in the Fast food /Over The Counter Food space. Though it has been challenging but they are managing it quite well
BTF serves amazing Odia Thaali with accompaniments of Odia dishes. Having an Odia Thaali at Esplanade is an experience in itself. They Serve three variants of thaali. Namely veg, chicken and mutton thaali, they serve two types of rice – steamed rice and sweet khichdi, dal or dalma, a chakuli pitha, a mushroom or paneer curry, vegetable fries, achaar, papad. Of course they haven’t forgotten about the dessert. You can get rasagolla or chhena jhili for dessert. This is for veg thaali. In chicken and mutton thaali, you get chicken curry and mutton curry respectively.
BTF also provides some interesting out of the box fast food with touch of Odiya cuisine.Not only thaali, BTF also serves other Odia delicacies. You can get the taste of Baripada in Muri (puffed rice) Mutton at the food joint as well! Also, if you are craving for some Chakuli paired with mutton curry, you can get it here. It is a must for the Odiya connoisseur.There is plethora of options for vegetarians as well. Starting from the most sought after Dahiwada Aloo Dum (platted with sev and colourful savoury chutneys), you can get the street style Gupchup, onion pakoda, Baby Potato balls, Vegetable cutlet and the ideal Poori with Ghughuni or Aloo Kasa! My mouth waters on the thought of these savoury treats!
The non-vegetarian food lovers aren’t left out as well. You can opt for stuffed egg roll, chicken roll, mutton rolls, egg chops, chicken samosa (yum!), chicken pakoda and chicken chops.
I’ll say their signature dish is their thaali and mutton chops. The first bite of the crunchy exterior of the mutton chop, the palate gets the umami with the amazing flavours of the chop. These well crafted dishes are been dished out by the Chef from Balasore having the touch of the neighbouring state cuisine.
To wash down these amazing delicacies down, BTF serves some out-of-the-world mock-tails as well.BTF is making a very strong presence in the food court space and their projection are giving some good positive signals in Over The Counter food sector. Keep it up!!!
Inputs by: Apurba and Photos by Tveshaj and BTF