Mahamudra Restaurant

When my friend suggested that we go to Mahamudra Restaurant for lunch, to celebrate friendship day, I was totally game for it.  There was this urge to try some new restaurant and how better can it become when I came to know that this restaurant is run by the IshaLife !!! [Link]

Located among a serene environment, it certainly calms the soul while I enter the place. The sounds of everyday life leave me and the silence engulfs my whole body and soul.

And as we enter the calm and beautifully done restaurant, I feel good.

When the menu card came, I was quite surprised to see the juices card only. When asked, I was told that the juices here are quite famous and healthy too !! And I went through them all and the Lime juice was the least expensive at 100 bucks !!!

The Waiter opened a bottle of mineral water and poured it into two glasses and was waiting for my Juice order. I said “Let me see the Food Menu” !!!

After going through the food menu, I just realised that I had come to the wrong place to celebrate friendship day !!!

But still went ahead and asked,

Whats special today??

He replied “The Thaali” !!

North Indian or South Indian ???

He said quietly, “Rice and Wheat” !!!  That look on his face made me realise that I’ve indeed come into the restaurant without knowing the details.

“Rice thaali consists of Kanji (Porridge), Keerai (Greens like spinach), rice upma, rice pulav, rice roti”

“While the wheat thaali consists of the same items, except that they are made of wheat or wheat rava”

I stared at my friend for suggesting this restaurant to me !!!

Then we thought we’ll at least have a dosa !! And the masala dosa is the only option available at 150/-

That is the time, I decided that this is not the place for me, as I make my kanji, dosa, upma and all at home, according to my taste buds. I certainly didn’t go to eat them in any restaurant !!! Or probably my conceptions of a restaurant on that day was different than this !!

But I found a lot of elderly people coming there to eat !!! And I can say that this is a great place for people to eat healthy food like porridge, greens, healthy rotis made of ragi, maize and other grains !! People with health issues but wanting to eat out, can head over to Mahamudra, straight and eat whatever they offer, as its truly prepared keeping the health interests in mind.

I wanted a spicy Paneer tikka, an all the more spicy briyani and some great ice-cream to go with it !!! So, we headed to Cream Centre 🙂

 

 

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Mansukh’s T.Nagar

Today afternoon lunch was one of the best in my whole life. HHmmmm…..WOW !!! I was bowled over by one awesome Gujarathi Thali and My God, my tummy is so khush with it, that it makes me smile without no reason. Its 6pm in the evening and the happiness of a good lunch, is still giving me happy burps…. 😉

The Mansukh’s Sweets and Snacks at T.Nagar in Chennai, is a great place for fantastic Gujarathi / Rajasthani thali and authentic Gujarathi and Rajasthani sweets and savouries.

I don’t know how we landed there, but glad that we landed there. 🙂

Sunday Special Thali consists of Jaljira, Dhokla as appetizers. Then the thali plate consists of aloo subzi, paneer subzi, dhal makhani, sweet dhal and a sweet kadhi. Unlimited rotis and puris, steamed rice and curd rice too. Chum chum and jilebi were the sweets for the day. Yummmy, I tell you. 😛

The subzis and the sweets keep changing everyday, giving variety to the people who flock there for the gastronomical wonder called food.

Even though the ambience cannot match with the 5-Star hotels, its good enough for those people, who love their food.

What else, we packed some awesome Mal powa from the sweet stall down stairs, to be gobbled up later.

So, Chennai people, go ahead, have good food at Mansukh’s where the tummy is also sukh. 🙂