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Chennai, India – A Taste of Gujerati at Shree Mithai

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klyeoh Apr 19, 2012 09:51 PM

Shree Mithai took up the whole 3 floors of this building in the upmarket district of Anna Nagar. My destination yesterday evening was the fine dining restaurant on the top-most floor, where a strictly vegetarian Gujerati menu was offered.

Starters was a vegetarian tandoori selection: sesame-encrusted potato patties, whole potatoes stuffed with cheese-raisins-spices, mashed-spiced-bean kebabs and golden-fried lentil dumplings.

- Dilpasand Malai Kofta – soft paneer-cottage-cheese-and-potato dumplings, stuffed with dried fruits, and cooked in a subtly-spiced sauce thickened with crushed nuts.

- Mutter Paneer – cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a spicy sauce.

- Selection of breads: Butter Naan, Lacha Parantha, Missi Masala Roti, Plain Roti. They were all very good.

Ended the meal with a "Kesar Pistach" (pistachio ice-cream). There was also a very rich, creamy milk drink filled with chopped almonds that was also very good (Kesar Badam milk).

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Shree Mithai
Old No. 99, New No. 189, AI Block
IV Avenue, Shanthi Colony
Anna Nagar, Chennai
Tel: +91-43539999

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. M_Gomez Apr 21, 2012 05:24 PM

    Shree Mthai runs a chain of sweet shops in Chennai, right? Did you also try Sri Krishna Sweets? I once got a gift box of Sri Krishna Indian sweets from a visiting Chennai friend and they were beautiful.

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      klyeoh Apr 21, 2012 11:02 PM

      You know me I can never resist a sweet shop so, of course, I did make a fool of myself in Sri Krishna: ooh-ing, ahh-ing, and stuffing myself silly with Mysore Paks, Ladoos, etc. looking like a sugar-high, half-crazed sahib :-D

      All the beautiful sweets seemed to be made from the same ingredients though: hot ghee, jaggery sugar, sometimes milk or curds were added, and flavorings (spices) & coloring to differentiate them.

       
       
       
       
      1. re: klyeoh
        M_Gomez Apr 21, 2012 11:31 PM

        LOL! I bet the staff there adore you, dear.

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          klyeoh Apr 24, 2012 06:00 AM

          One of my "dinner boxes" from Sri Krishna:

           
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