These dabbewalis rule Bengaluru's youngsters' plates
So you thought only Mumbai is known for its tiffin service, or dabbawalas? Meet these four women of Bengaluru, who are not only calling the shots in their kitchen but delivering food at doorsteps as well, through apps and otherwise. "The best thing about this job is that people know me by my name," beams Bommanahalli-based Kirti Jumrani, who delivers food through app FoodyBuddy.
These women are overturning Google's concept of chef
Cooking is always associated with women, but when you search images of 'chef' Google always shows you photos of male cooks. These women in Bengaluru are overturning that. Some of them have office jobs too, but they remain loyal to this. However, they tweak their routine a bit. These master chefs whip up anything from 'Parathas' and 'Paneer Butter Masala' to 'Bisi Bele Bath.'
How about home cooked food by your neighbor?
Bengaluru has many youngsters working in IT sector, and they are mostly the ones who crave for home-cooked food. That is when these women come into the picture. Some work through apps and some just in their complex. "We float the menu on WhatsApp that comprises a number of households in the complex," says Meera Jaswanth of Begur, who runs Adukkala (kitchen in Malayalam).
In search of new identity, they want to keep cooking
These women are happy being super busy and financially strong. Mathikere-based Anuradha MS says, "This tiffin service has given me a new identity. It keeps me busy through the day." "It's like bringing out the hidden chef in me," says Priya Chandrika. Almost echoing her thoughts, Jumrani wraps up saying, "I get to pursue my passion for cooking and also support my family."Share this timeline