Paarambariyas Traditional Veg Restaurant in Thiruvanmiyur sets standards for other food joints with its interesting options on the menu. Though its set up resembles that of a fast-food chain that can accommodate around twenty people at a time, the South Indian food choices it has will surprise you! From thinai (foxtail millet) sweet pongal to spinach dosa, you will find all things healthy, guilt-free and super affordable here! 'We want to make money while doing something good to people' says Mohan Kumar, Founder of Paarambariyas.
'Healthy food for a wealthy mood' reads a signboard at Paarambariyas and this was justified pretty well as we feasted on their Herbal Dosa for the day which was made of vallarai keerai (belongs to the spinach family). After all, a healthy yet tasty meal uplifts your mood instantly. Every day, they serve one type of Herbal Dosa made mostly from leafy greens like mudakkathan, thoodhuvalai and more. We also tried their vegetable biriyani and loved how they had prepared it with minimum oil. The quantity was pretty filling and the flavours on point. They offer all three meals of the day and a few snack and dessert options like keerai vadai, millet pakoda and paayasam (milk-based dessert) too from 6 PM till dinner time. Their signature dish, Kumar says, is what they call the Golden Milk. An interesting combination of milk, panakalkandu (unrefined sugar crystals), pepper and elaichi, this drink is a great hit among their customers, and we cannot wait to try it!
A budget eatery, Paarambariyas also serves a full Tamil meal for just INR 80. Situated centrally, right opposite Thiruvanmiyur bus depot, you will not miss their signboard! Do give this place a shot while you're there. We bet you won't regret it.