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Mathsya, Chennai, India

Mathsya, Chennai, India

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For over two decades, Mathsya located near the Egmore railway station, has been serving up authentic Udidpi cuisine to loyal customers who keep coming back for more.

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Kudumbam, Chennai, India

Kudumbam, Chennai, India

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If you are looking to explore some Kerala cuisine whist in Chennai then Kudumbam offers a really nice alterative to the now jaded Ente Kerelam. Housed in a quaint bungalow with touches of a traditional Kerala home, Kudumbam is a restaurant cum boutique all wrapped in one.

 

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Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

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Lunch at Amma Mess, Madurai, India

Lunch at Amma Mess, Madurai, India

 

Madurai in India, is a 2500-year-old city that was essentially built around its gorgeous Meenakshi Amman Temple. This temple is a stunning example of Vijayanagar temple architecture with its intricate carved pillars, elaborate gopurams and stone carved idols.

 

 

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Lunch at The Bangala : Karaikudi, Chettinad, INDIA

Lunch at The Bangala : Karaikudi, Chettinad, INDIA

 

The Bangala is a charming heritage boutique hotel located in the heart of Karaikudi. Mrs. Meyappan, who is passionate about preserving the heritage of the Chettiars, runs it.

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Chettinad: Eating at the Subbiah Home

Chettinad: Eating at the Subbiah Home

The best part of my visit to Chettinad in South India was the food!

 

 

Chettinad is very well known for its fiery cuisine. There is great care taken in the preparation of meals. The kitchens are still very traditional using no modern machinery. Everything is hand ground and freshly cooked using the best of local ingredients.

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Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Chettinad is a region situated in the Southeastern area of Tamil Nadu, India. The capital of Chettinad is Karaikudi.

Chettinad is the where the Chettiars originate from. They are today a very successful business community in India. The Chettiars were originally a community of traders known for their strong business practices and great sense of adventure. In the 1700’s, many of them traveled to Burma, Ceylon and other parts of South East Asia and Europe to set up very successful trades.

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