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    Promising authentic comfort food is the latest delivery service in Adyar

    Anew food delivery service, TamBrahm Deli, has launched in Adyar last week and owner Surya Ganapathy says she owes a lot to her mother, Chitra, for her foray into hospitality. The 26-year-old city-based chemical engineer  and fashion model says, “She is a great cook; she was formerly a chef at the Udipi Palace in Canada. Upon her return home, we discussed about ways to promote her brand of comfort food. She is one of those natural ones, who goes by instinct—right from the proportions of ingredients to adding spices. She oversees the kitchen at the deli and whatever she does, it works,” says Ganapathy.
    She clarifies that the name, TamBrahm Deli, has nothing to do with the caste. “It is just an attempt to let the public know what kind of food we serve—with no onion, little (or no) garlic and lots of coriander and cumin,” she smiles, sharing that their non-TamBrahm patrons are raving about the kozhukattais, lemon rice and kuzhi paniyarams. On Facebook, their page is filling up with posts from customers who swear by their Tambrahm Meal (available in three variants, including one with pooris). Neatly packed in microwavable boxes, they contain the usual suspects like poriyal, appalam, sambhar, vathal kuzhambu, pal payasam  and more. Their other specialities include the quick-fix rasa vadai, the fiery Kanchipuram idli, the popular nombu adai and the safe bet, adai aviyal. Rice varieties include a fruity mango rice and the staple curd rice. Currently delivering within a seven-kilometre radius, they plan to expand the  menu soon with more of Chitra’s specialities.
    Meals from Rs 130 onwards, plus delivery at Rs 30. Details: tambrahmdeli.com

    —Karan Pillai

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