Dialogue in the dark-A place that teach the value of eyes.

Have you ever experienced the darkness.. Yes,  it’s a Blindfolded experience 😋 which really made us feel the importance of the things we are blessed with….. Hanging out with friends become casual now but sure try this place to hang out as I’m damn sure it will be a completely different experience. Discover the senses. Walk through the dark under the guidance of a blind……



I was invited by Chennai Bloggers Club struck in traffic got a bit late so missed the first batch. Mr Ananth Narayanan, manager of the hotel greeted us and asked to wait for the second batch… I and my fellow bloggers were waiting eagerly and excited to experience the language of Dark….. I totally didn’t have any idea of this new restaurant was so much excited and plenty of questions raised in my mind…


Mr Ananth said I can’t answer you anything now but you will surely, enjoy and it will be a great experience for sure. We asked to keep our belongings, mobile, watch all in a locker as there is a pin drop darkness inside… I’m pure vegetarian so got a flower shaped token and my friends got diamond shape token as they are non-vegetarian… We were given a stick and the much awaited time has come to enter the dialogue in the dark…..


We were four girls as we entered we got introduced to Janaki who guided us from the beginning till we came out… We entered everything is totally dark we touched the walks using the sticks move forward. First, we experienced birds chirping sound, waterfalls sound and we crossed the waterfall through shaky broken bridge. It was really a thrilling experience… We played many games like feeling the alphabet finding a word, played cricket one by one Janaki found the ball correctly she was guiding us perfectly I asked her can she see us. She said you will come to know and the main attraction was jewellery exhibition touching, feeling and find wat type of jewellery and details about it .  And when I attended the jewellery exhibition in the dark, not only did I learn to feel, I also learned to differentiate and most importantly I learned to appreciate. It took near about one hour to complete our darkness tour…Then, atlast we had amazing food served by Velu… A tiffin box served to veg people… It was delicious. When they came ys to drop out we realise that they were blind.. Tears filled my eyes but It was really a great experience and I ask everyone should visit at least once here to know the value of darkness.. It’s really an Amazing experience…. truly beautiful……



I see so many things but when I close my eyes I can’t feel most of them. I don’t stop by and appreciate the beauty, the simplicity and the intricate details of the beauty of everyday things. Since we weren’t allowed to take any pictures, I have to write a thousand words and well, I do have a thousand words of how I felt….. .


I’m damn sure it will be a really tough challenge for them. At the time of inception, most of their visitors understood Dialogue in the Dark as a charitable organisation, some understood it as a darkness entertainment centre, some understood it as blindness simulation, etc. This has been by and far the most challenging aspect of their business.

Excited? Go and visit Dialogue in the dark……

Lunch costs Rs 350+ taxes. The restaurant is located in top floor of Express Avenue Mall



Murukku sandwich

Murukku sandwich is one of my kids favourite snacks they love to have once they return hungry from school.. Its quite simple to make it at home… Murukku Sandwich is a new sandwich variety getting famous all over Chennai especially in Sowcarpet… Murukku sandwich is same as bread sandwich where murukku is replaced for bread slices.Veggies are cut into small pieces and enclosed between murukkus with some green chutney.




20  small store bought murukkus

1/2 tomato(sliced)

1/2 onion(sliced)

1/4 cucumber(sliced)

2 cheese cubes (shredded)

2 tbsp green chutney

Sevpuri for garnishing


Take the murukku and spread the sandwich chutney on one side of murukkus.

Place an onion and cucumber over the green chutney.

Followed by tomato and then finally close it with another murukku

Top the murukku sandwich with some shredded cheese as well garnish with sevpuri

Serve the spicy,crunchy Murukku sandwich for evening snack.


While eating, carefully pull a tower without disturbing the other and load in ur mouth without breaking the setup.
This is a different party snack to surprise ur guests. You can even arrange setup in advance, it won’t become soggy very easily.

Oats sweet pongal (sakkarai pongal)

Oats Sakkarai (sweet) Pongal is a healthy version of a classic South Indian dessert. Oats sweet pongal is quicker and easier than regular sweet rice pongal.. This can also be hold as a snack and its pretty heavy to hold for a couple of hours ..Jaggery paired well with oasts and the pongal urned out finger licking good… For all my readers who love oats this sweet pongal is a must try..  I thoroughly enjoyed this delicious pongal ..Not only me my whole family loved it a lot .. Apart from serving as an healthy dessert, this oats sakkarai pongal can double up as a breakfast recipe as well, which is just perfect for people looking to start the day right..


1 cup oats (i used quacker oats)

1/3 cup Yellow Moong Dal

1/3 cup rice

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

3/4 cup jaggery

1 tsp ghee

5 cashewnut & raisins

2 cups water

a pinch of salt


Dry roast the oats and keep aside.

Wash the moong dal & rice  and pressure cook it with a cup of water upto 3whistles and put off the stove.

Meanwhile take the jaggery in a cup of water, bring it to boil. Strain it and keep aside

Once the steam get released, add the jaggery syrup and dry roasted oats to the dal,…mash it and cook for few minutes until the oats gets cooked.

Finally garnish it with  roasted cashew nuts & raisins and turn off.

Serve hot with topping of fresh ghee if you like..



Corn canapes

Whenever kids come back from school they need some different type of snacks to eat. So I try many new items to fulfill their tummy… Everyone likes corn even my kids too so I tried making corn canapés at home…

Canapés is another of my family’s favorite snack or appetizer. I generally use Brittania crackers for making canapés but this time, I used some store bought canapés base it also worked good…

This is the best appetizer recipe to serve a large group as you can have everything ready in advance and you can assemble them just before serving which hardly takes any time. In fact, preparing the filling in advance allows all the flavors to blend in nicely.

Ingredients :

15 store-bought canapés base

Cheese spread

1 cup frozen sweet corn

1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped(seeds removed)
½  capsicum diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp chopped green chilies
chopped coriander leaves or cilantro Sev puri for garnishing

¼ tsp chaat masala (optional)




1) Wash and boil the corn for 10 minutes in enough water. Or you can give them a whistle in pressure cooker. Drain it

2) Add all the chopped vegetables and spices in a bowl. Add boiled corn and mix well

3) Taste the corn chaat and adjust the spices according to your taste.

4) If you are using store bought canapés fry/bake them according to directions on their box.

5) Just before serving, apply a layer of cheese spread and a spoon of prepared corn chaat on canapes.

6) Garnish with cheese and several puri.

7) Really delicious, healthy and quick appetizer to serve.