Monday, December 10, 2007

Cholayil Sanjeevanam

I found out about this restaurant a few weeks back. A rarity in restaurants to find "pranic food", this restaurant has several recipes that match the definition (one mismatch between what they consider "sattvic" and what is referred to as "pranic" in Yogic culture is they use "pachchai miLagAi" - green chillies - but it is very easy to find recipes without this as well). They mostly avoid onions, garlic, brinjals, red chillies (!! pepper is used in lieu), sugar(!! honey is used in lieu) unless your taste buds cannot live without them!

We had lunch yesterday at this place. The lunch can only be called palatial. And aptly, it was named "raJakIyam" ("king of nutrients"). Twenty six separate items were served. For me, more than the grandeur of everything, the availability of a place that servers "pranic" food is very pleasing :). Perhaps, the biggest success of the lunch was that, after it was over, despite the fact that one could not eat any more thereafter, there was no sense of heaviness.

There is one more place in Chennai that designed on these lines, called prAnA near Santhome. It is even subtitled "Consious Eating"!

Amidst invasion of foreign food chains and flavor enhancing chemicals, the directions some restaurants like these are taking is very pleasing. You are anyway going to pay wherever you go - why not eat healthy! :)

7 comments:

Rams said...

awesome! I wish we had such a place here. I wudn't mind paying for a healthy eat out as anyways most of them turn out to be the same in both money as well as indigestion

Ramsi said...

Promise to take me there when I visit Chennai.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir/Madam, Could you kindly let me know where the restaurant is located?

Deepak said...

"Anonymous",
Details are here:
http://www.cholayilsanjeevanam.com/contact.htm#add

Prabhu said...

Where's the Prana hotel in santhome?

Deepak said...

On the main road, after Foreshore estate, on the left, when traveling towards the lighthouse!

Ramsi said...

Promise to take me there when I visit Chennai.

 
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