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Congress Kadlekayi

Who We Are

Adukale, meaning ’Kitchen’ in Sankethi dialect, is our humble attempt to reflect our grandmother’s passion for cooking. Everything you see here is made using natural ingredients and a whole lot of love. We don’t use Preservatives, Colors or Additives. Basically, nothing that you don't eat at home!

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We are grateful to have received immense love from our patrons thru Email, Fb/Insta Messages, WhatsApp, etc.

That being said, none of those channels are truly public and the Internet is filled with fake reviews so we thought to do things bit differently.

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Stories, Recipes, & More

Just 2-3 interesting emails a month. No spam ever.


Delicious doesn’t have to mean junk. Our products contain zero preservatives and zero bad fat!

Traditions & Values

Experience the taste of age-old recipes that have been passed down generation to generation.

Adukale Awesomeness

  • The Maddur Vade—A Much Needed Accidental Invention!
    April 29, 2021

    The Maddur Vade—A Much Needed Accidental Invention!

    One day, a train arrived early and Shri Ramachandra Budhya's Pakoras weren't ready. He didn't wish to lose out on customers and came up with an idea to roll the dough flat (as the cone shape of the pakora takes longer to make and cook) and fry it like a vada. It became popular among the passengers and that's how Maddur Vade got its name.
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  • What’s So Special About Indian Filter Coffee?
    April 12, 2021

    What’s So Special About Indian Filter Coffee?

    Some folks slurp their coffee in a small, synchronised manner.  The slurp, in this case, is more of a dialed down ‘gulp’.

    But there’s another way to enjoy coffee, and it is perhaps the best way. You take a small sip. Enjoy the moment in between. You take another sip.

    Yep, that’s it!

    If you drink it this way, you will become aware of coffee’s brilliance and raw aroma. This is Zen-like, it requires you to let go and get overwhelmed — just how an ocean makes the way when the river gushes through...!

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  • Congress Kadlekai — How This Bengaluru Special Snack Got Its Name!
    March 16, 2021

    Congress Kadlekai — How This Bengaluru Special Snack Got Its Name!

    Why was it named Congress Kadlekai? Well, there are a bunch of stories—

    In 1969, the Congress party headed by Indira Gandhi split into two parts: The original party was called INC (O) headed by K. Kamaraj and the one headed by Indira Gandhi was called INC (R). And just to make light fun of this, the Kaldekai was called 'Congress Kadlekai' because the groundnut is always split in two parts. 

    Another story is that during the Emergency period this was the go to snack at party meets and hence the name.

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