D for Dabba Chetty Kadai.
Kadai in Tamil means shop.
This shop is a relic in the history of Chennai. Located on the Kacheri Road, Mylapore, this shop has been around for more than a hundred years. It has catered to the ever-growing needs of home medicine and herbal extracts ( commonly used ones) of the people around.
I had been to this shop quite a few times looking for good quality neem oil and some bathing powders. I got what I had wanted at a very reasonable price.
This shop is known for its ‘Deepavali legiyam’, which is a gruel made to aid digestion due to all the sweets and savouries overdose during the festival of Diwali.
Dabba Chetty Kadai is a landmark in this area. Although quite invisible among the crowds that throng Mylapore everyday, this shop has maintained its position of authority when it comes to home medicines.
The picture is an old one, and this shop has gotten a makeover. A brand new name board in the brightest of pink! I couldn’t really take a picture and I swear I will get one as soon as possible.
Do you know any secret recipes that your grandma might have had?? Any magic cure for ailments? Share it with me in the comments na please??
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