Our Weekly Food Scoop is Back
This week we are covering Maami Kadai, Soup on the go, Authentic chat shop outside Rangoli Sarees (Karishma Dresses). Read on..
Another piece of yore, Maami Kadai is known for its simple and delicious home style food. From Idli, poori, pongal in the mornings to 16 varieties of rice at noon and tiffin items like chappati, idiyappam, dosai for dinner, Maami Kadai offers pocket friendly food. Operating with a self service model, the outlet is most known for its generous serves. Chutneys and sambars are kept on slabs for one to serve themselves. Food is fresh and hot, don’t miss the sweet dishes in the evenings.
Brinjal rice, Tamarind rice, Paruppu urundai kozhambu sadam, Rava Dosa, Carrot Halwa, Kesari
7, Pitchupillai Street,
Chennai 600 004
Nr Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Weekends: 7am – 10.30am; 11am – 3pm; 4.30pm – 10pm
Rs. 100 for 2
Soup on the go
Maamis Soups (since 2004), is buzzing with activity in the evening. School and college students, shoppers, office-goers, senior citizens…throng this place for a cup of steaming hot soup. The USP of Maamis Soups are their range of herbal soups. Not just that, customers can choose from seven different types of soups on all seven days of the week. Tulsi, athimathuram, vilvam, nellikkai, arugampul, navadhanyam and manathakkali soup is available on different days of the week. Sunday special is French Onion Soup! Maamis Soups uses only herbal powder for soup preparation. Herbal powder only used as sourcing fresh herbs is not easy. Chittibabu, the proprietor, of the shop is also the master chef who has standardized the soup recipes after months of experimentation. As a film distributor, Chittibabu has travelled frequently to Singapore and Malaysia and that is how he developed interest in soups.
The Station road intersection, on Lake View Road, close to the Mambalam Railway station
58, Nungambakkam High Road, is the most happening place after 5 p.m and until 11 p.m. Ramesh Bhai’s bhel puri and jaal muri are a big hit among his customers. Phoolsingh on the other hand is breaking golgoppas and filling it with potato masala and dipping it in pani and serving his customers non-stop and on weekends he breaks close to 1000 golgoppas. It was J.B. Mittal’s (proprietor of Karishma, the exclusive dress material shop) idea to set up this shop right in front of his shop as a kind of marketing strategy to attract more customers to his shop. Ramesh and Phoolsingh hail from Kolkata. Puffed rice used here, arrives from Kolkata on a weekly basis. Try the mouth-watering pani puris or gol gappas and the delicious jeerapani with a hint of mint that they come with. Expect more of the Calcutta chaat rather than the Delhi or Mumbai variety. The raj kachori is a delicious concoction, which you shouldn’t bother to analyse. You can never get the same taste at home, so don’t even try figuring out the ingredients and proportions. The tokri chaat comes in a basket of fried, shredded potatoes with a yummy filling. The shop is well patronized by the employees of the offices nearby.
58, Nungambakkam High Road, Outside Rangoli Dresses
1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 11 p.m. everyday