Summer is usually the time for vathals and vadams. Here are a few places from where you can stock up on these goodies:
· Rajam Store at R. A. Puram – A family run store, which stocks home-made vathals, vadams, appalams and more. Started by Srinivsa Iyer in the 1950s, his family continue to run the business. At 7, Second Cross Road, R. A. Puram. Ph: 24347173.
· Lakshmi Home Foods – Chenchu Lakshmi is busy during the summer making a whole stock of the fried items. In addition to time tested variants, she also experiments and comes up with new flavours. Her recent addition is a thakkali vadam – truly yummy. Ph: 24996505, 9444849943.
· Lakshmi’s Appalam Depot– Kamakshi Raman sells various podis, vathals and appalams. The business has been around since 1935. Various dried vegetables like sundaikkai, narthangai are also available. Ph: 24990192, 42109013. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.