During a visit to a relative’s house in Sharjah, was treated to Chennai Biriyani. Being a flavoured rice lover, my taste buds loved it! Learnt that Chennai Biriyani had a restaurant in Dubai…so googled them and found their menu cards featured on AtnInfo.com…cool!
AtnInfo.com has implemented a scanned restaurant menu cards database on a large scale, what I similarly had tried on a small scale in 2006 on KaramaStuff.com, UseUae.com and recently here on UaeTamil.com (screen shot from their website).
Do visit them to access a comprehensive database of scanned restaurant menus in Dubai.
Though not a completely Tamil restaurant I think, they manage to keep their chili levels lower and thus appeal to a cosmopolitan crowd. Their aapams are heavenly….and you will find that one is not enough! I heard that they have opened a branch in Chennai now.
A small cosy place tucked away in one end of old Karama. One thing that was quite good about their menu was that they had taken diet and health conscious customers into consideration.
Their wheat and ragi dosas are one example.
The other is the “Satthu Unavu” (health food) – it’s a meal package consisting of 2 Sukka Rotis (Non-0ily chapatis-Indian bread) served with a Dal (lentils curry) with less oil, salt and spices..along with a veg and fruit salad.
Tried the food there, the first time yesterday. Loved the Wheat Dosas and the Sathu Unavu meal (refer menu).
The other regular fare which my family had tried out (and I tasted them too) were quite good:
Channa Batura (Big Puri – deep fried Indian bread served with Channa – chickpeas curry)
Kothu Paratha (or porotta as pronounced in Tamil:) – Scrambled paratha – another form of Indian bread – fried with vegetables),