Archive for November 2017

5 Dishes Invented due to Shortages during Wars

Some of those delicious meals we eat today have a history to tell. Wars not only caused casualties, but also culinary inventions that helped soldiers and civilians survive well during shortages and rationing of food. Rava Idli What we know today as Rava Idli was a dish originally invented by MTR during World War II.…

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A Man’s Quest for Perfection

Yagnanarayana Maiya pursuit for perfection was no less important to him than the quests of heroes of the myths. MTR’s history began in the year 1920 when the three brethren, Parameshwara Maiya, Ganappayya Maiya and Yagnanarayana Maiya left their hometown near Udupi in South Karnataka in search of greener pastures. Having considerable amount of knowledge…

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5 Key Moments in History that Defined MTR

As with any legacy there were many twists and turns in MTR’s history. Established in 1924, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms has grown from its humble beginnings on Lalbagh Fort Road serving coffee and idlis to with a chain of 10 restaurants in India and has successfully franchised into Singapore, Dubai and Muscat and will shortly foray…

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