You go to Karaikudi and ask for Soundaram Snacks and everyone will be able to guide you. Its so famous. The big house that hosts Soundaram snacks, bustling with all kinds of Chettinad snacks being prepared by Soundaram Aachis busy team is a sight to watch. The first time I saw her, I will never forget. We had gone to get some snacks. It was around lunch time. She saw my cranky little son and she immediately knew that he was hungry. She called one of her team members and asked them to get a pachai thenkuzhal. “A very soft kind of murukku delicacy in chettinad”. The lady returned with a hot murukku and gave it to Soundaram Aachi. She gave it to my son and told “saaptu paaru raja”. Not only that. She even wiped his oily mouth with her Saree (mundhanai) after he had finished eating. I was immediately in tears. And all this was to us, strangers. How many times do you see people like this in your life? She just hugged me tight and called me in. We struck a conversation right away. What was a 10 minute break for getting snacks turned out to be a 2 hour unforgettable meeting. I told her about Kannamma Cooks and she was so happy to share this famous thenkuzhal recipe.