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Kamarkattu, an organic sweets and savouries shop opens at R. K Mutt Road

July 16, 2019

Recently, Kamarkattu, a small shop that sells karupatti sweets, and millet savouries has opened off R.K.Mutt Road, opposite to P.S.Higher Secondary School, Mylapore. It is a unit of Namakkal’s Sellappa Sweets that was started in the year 1986.

Two food lovers – Chandru and Carthic, have started this shop to introduce organic sweets and savouries to the people of Chennai. “People are increasingly switching to healthy food habits and hence we are determined to give them the same with good quality and taste,” they say.

The sweets and savouries at this shop are made of ingredients with healthier alternatives. “All the sweets are made up of either karupatti or nattu sakkarai. And savouries are made of millets like ragi, and kambu. Products like palm oil, maida, artificial colours, flavors, and preservatives are completely avoided,” says Chandru.

“For the preparation of savouries, cold-pressed oil (chekku ennai) or ghee made of A2 milk (cow’s milk) is used. And our products are made with the palm jaggery that is obtained from our farm in paramathivelur village near Namakkal,” he adds.

Kamarkattu, also called vintage candy (healthy and famous snack during the 80s and 90s) made of palm jaggery and coconut pellets is the trademark item at their shop.


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