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Earlier I had written about a speciality vegetarian restaurant in T.Nagar, Chennai called Paati Veedu. Today, again I went there – this time with two friends for a tasty and healthy lunch, which they call Arogya Thali [Health Meal] and it cost about Rs. 499 + taxes. This was a limited portions meal, meaning you won’t get any extra helpings – if you wish for unlimited portions will cost Rs.100 more. I enjoyed the meal, which consisted of sambar rice, Pongal and curd rice – all made out of various millets. The main meal Onion uthappam Curd rice, Coconut Puttu…

Menaka Restaurant at Hotel Palmgrove, Chennai

When it comes to traditional food, there are a few restaurants in Chennai who still manage to retain their authenticity. Over the decades the list has become small, as many have closed their doors unable to stand their ground against…

When I travel, I would like to try out the various cuisines that are available there, for example, Ethiopian when I went to San Francisco or Mexican Gumbo in Los Angeles or Thai restaurant Bai Tong in Bellevue or Mock meat in Hong Kong. Madras, where I live, is conservative in that sense, the only Ethiopian restaurant in Chennai “Abyssinian” closed a few years back, to turn into a dog-friendly eatery! Today, while in Bangalore, my nephew invited me for dinner to a Burmese restaurant and I readily agreed. The restaurant was called Burma, Burma and was purely vegetarian (I…

Dinner box sealed with Swiggy tape for assurance

Of the three major food ordering apps (Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy) that are available in Chennai, I often use Swiggy as I like their prompt service and the discount offers. Recently I signed up for Rs.99 to their super subscription…