At Bowenpally's Seenu Bandi, you can choose from 20 kinds of dosas

Seenu Bandi was established only four years ago but it has become one of the most sought-after bandi in Bowenpally and surrounding areas. Run by three brothers, the tiffin centre also serves idly, wada, and Mysore bonda.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  5 March 2022 3:31 AM GMT
At Bowenpallys Seenu Bandi, you can choose from 20 kinds of dosas

Hyderabad: With over 20 kinds of dosas on its menu, Seenu Bandi in Bowenpally, Secunderabad, has a dosa for everyone.

Seenu Bandi (formally known as Seenu Dosa Siddivinayaka Tiffins) was established only four years ago but it has become one of the most sought-after bandi in Bowenpally and surrounding areas. Run by three brothers, the tiffin centre also serves idly, wada, and Mysore bonda.

B. Srinivas, 38, and Chandhu, 33, take care of the shop in the morning and Vinod, 35, takes over in the evening.


Srinivas, who is the brains behind the business, says he always wanted to start a business. "We always struggled financially as we grew up. We started studying and working but something didn't feel right," Srinivas, who worked as a taxi driver earlier, says. Vinod meanwhile was in the textile business and Chandhu was a physical fitness trainer.

"We worked hard and saved up some money and started this business," Srinivas adds.

Vinod says that while they always dreamed of starting a business, they never thought it would become so successful. "Seenu Bandi has its ups and downs. But now, business is booming," he says.

If anyone goes to Seenu Bandi during peak times or during weekends, they'd be greeted with a huge crowd. Sometimes one has to wait for as long as an hour to get their hands on the delicious dosa.


The tiffin centre has several varieties of dosas starting from Pizza Dosa to Shezwan Cheese Dosa to the good old Masala Dosa. "We mixed various cuisine with south Indian cuisine so that we could cater to youngsters as well," Vinod explains. "And the dosas are customizable. We make what our customers want," he adds.

Seenu Bandi uses only Amul butter and cheese. "We buy our paneer from milkmen who make it fresh on a daily basis," Srinivas explains.


Vinod adds that the tiffin centre requires very little investment and that's why the brothers chose it. "Additionally, we learned how to make south Indian tiffins well from our mother," Srinivas says. The brothers invested Rs. 3 lakhs to kickstart the business. "Initially, we had no business. We had four-five customers per day. But now, I think there are days we get more than 100 customers," he says.

A little before the first wave of the pandemic, they opened two other additional outlets but they didn't work out. "We won't be expanding anymore. We will concentrate on this place only," Srinivas says.


They also take party orders for a minimum of 100 people. So far, they have catered at 30-40 ceremonies.

Some of Seenu Bandi's first customers were students of Delhi Public School. The bandi is located opposite the school and attracts a lot of children. "Several students insisted on having breakfast here. Some of the students who have passed out of the school still come and eat here," the brothers add.

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