Do you know Adayar, Gandhinagar ????
OOPS, No, not been there.
Do you know the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple in Adayar ????
At least, do you have any idea of GRAND SWEETS AND SNACKS ?????
WOW, Yeah, I know that place. The sweets and snacks there are awesome, right ??!!!!
That is The Grand Sweets and Snacks, Adayar, Chennai.
If there is an eating heaven on earth, it is this Grand Sweets and Snacks.
WOW, what a lip-smacking variety of sweets and snacks !!! You name them and they have it. They also take marriage orders and huge orders during Diwali and other festivals.
My favourites are many – any sweet done with jaggery is my favourite and so I love vella seedai, athirasam, manoharam, verkadalai urundai, pori urundai etc. You should have the milk sweet peda, at this place – It’s just awesome.
As a kid, have you had the loosely done soan papdi, from the bandi wala, who keeps ringing his bell and calling out the kids to come out ????? He’ll have a dome-shaped glass jar filled with the delicious soan papdi !!!! And how I wished that he gives me more, for that 10 paise, I gave him. 😉
I remember those wonderful times, when I’ve soan papdi from Grand.
The snacks are no less – be it the various types of murukku, seedai, mixture – Grand is just Grand in taste too. Why ??? The whole shop is so neat and Hygiene is the mantra for the crowd that throngs this shop all through the day.
They don’t even re-use the oil and hence the snacks remain crisp and tasty for long times. And the snacks and sweets that didn’t sell, are given to some homes and orphanages, instead of wasting. Every day, the sweets and snacks are made fresh !!!!
One more important thing that needs a mention is the cup of tasty prasad that they give to every person who comes into Grand. They have varieties like tamarind rice, lemon rice, curd rice, sakkarai pongal, sooji kesari and many more. You know, on New Year, I had badam kheer there and it was just awesome.
And when you order to eat a single piece of gulab jamun, rasogulla, samosa, dahi wada – they’ll be served hot or cold and its a pleasure to sit there and eat the single piece, before taking home a big pack. 😛
I think I can go on and on about this wonderful place, destined to make your stomach happy.
If you shift out of Chennai, this is one place you’ll surely miss.
I had secretly wished to open a franchisee in Hyderabad, when I used to stay there. Now, being in Chennai, I visit it every week, buy something to make my stomach happy. Tummy kush, UmaS kush !!!!
And, here’s a picture for you – the beautiful sunset, taken from my balcony !!!! Isn’t is awesome !!???!!! 🙂