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Big restaurants' loss, small eateries' gain

Chennai: After the introduction of GST, it seems like there is a dip in the number of people opting to eat out in big restaurants in the city. At the same time, roadside eateries and small restaurants say they have been seeing an increase in footfalls. The Central government introduced GST on 1 July, fixing tax slab for non-AC restaurants at 12 per cent and 18 per cent for AC

Go nuts, says US food expert

Chennai: An American food specialist, an active researcher in the area of nuts and health for over 20 years, says nuts give human beings the required nutrition and don’t promote weight gain. They also reduce chronic disease risks, says Richard Mattes, distinguished professor of foods and nutrition, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He was here in Chennai to receive the excellence in research award at the 36th International Nut and Dried

Mumbai street foods to tickle Chennai tastebuds

Chennai: For food lovers of this city there is no shortage of locations to get tasty dishes. This time, they can make it to Poolview restaurant at SRM Hotel to indulge their tastebuds with some popular dishes of Mumbai. The ‘Mumbai Street Food Festival’, which was inaugurated recently, offers a good deal of street food popular across various locations in Mumbai. Inaugurating the food festival, director of SRM Institute of

How about burgers, brownies as prasadam?

Chennai: Temple prasadam is all about sweets and savouries, traditional treats usually served to devotees after prayers. A temple in the outskirts of the city has broken the age old tradition by serving burgers, brownies and salads which has become a hit among people. Jaya Durga Peetham temple located on Oragadam Main Road, serves burgers and brownies to visitors. The food served is certified by (Food Safety and Standards Authority

Tradition of Chettinad comes to Chennai

Chettinad cuisine is about the masalas. Spices grounded into powder, mixed with every dish transform it into the perfect delicacy. The city of Madurai is famous not only for its temples but for its array of Chettinad hotels; the one in particular, Kumar Mess, has opened its door in Chennai. The restaurant located is Vadapalani serves traditional items like Nattu Kozhi, Kola Urundai, Varutha Kari and many more. “When I

No GI tag for Hyderabadi biriyani

Hyderabad: The ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’ has failed to secure the Geographical Indications tag as the applicant for it could not prove the historical origin and data relating to the delectable dish with supporting documents, according to the GI registry in Chennai. The Deccani Biryani Makers Association here had applied for the GI tag through its Secretary Zubai Ahmed in 2009.  The fabled rice delicacy has been part of the Hyderabadi cuisine