'Chattichoru' with 14 curries – the ultimate Kerala experience in Chennai

Sunil Jacob and Biju Lukose preparing meals at Chattichoru, their restaurant in Chennai.

More than a sumptuous meal that fills your tummy and heart, chattichoru is an emotion for many. Two Keralite friends who are settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, decided to sell their favourite chattichoru as they wished to serve delicious food on an affordable rate. Sunil Jacob who hails from Chanaganassery Biju Lukose a native of Kannur didn’t have to wrack their brains to come up with the perfect name for their newly opened eatery. Delicious rice served with fourteen dishes in an earthen pot is the highlight of their ‘Chattichoru’ restaurant.

Pothichoru or meals packed neatly in a plantain leaf that excites nostalgia is another popular item here. The rice and curries packed in fresh plantain leaf wafts a delicious aroma when the packet is opened.

kerala style Karimeen Pollichathu. File photo: Onmanorama

Biju who had been working in the hotel industry for over three decades had to pull the shutter on his eatery at Avadi due to the lockdown. He then decided to join hands with his friends to open a new hotel at Aminjikarai. Keralites who are settled in Chennai began queuing up in front of the hotel as they have been hearing raving reviews about the chattichoru here. Sunil says that lots of Tamil Nadu natives too come to enjoy chattichoru and pothichoru. Traditional Kerala fish curry, vattayappam and beef curry are some of the most popular items on the menu. Besides, Palakkad matta rice and varieties of biryani too are available here.

Pearl spot, fresh duck, clams and beef are brought from Kerala to ensure the authentic taste. Sunil and Biju vow that they find joy in serving good quality food for affordable prices. They take party and catering orders too. It was the chefs at this eatery who prepared chattichoru for food festival organised by CTMA (Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Associations). Meanwhile, they are in talks with makers of mud pots so that they can supply chattichoru as parcels. Salem native Jahangir Bhai too is a partner of ‘Chattichoru’. For more details, contact: 7305404442, 7550207323.  

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