YR Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation


Indira’s husband was a car driver, and was paying off a new car in installments when he had a near-death accident. His car ruined, Indira’s husband was injured and unable to work.

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As the Kathir kitchen focuses on providing meals to vendors at a low cost, it was recognized that a supplementary source of funding would be needed to sustain and expand the non-profit program.  As a result, the ECO Kitchen decided to establish a second food retail programme at the same Injambakkam facility.  Called “Out of the Box,” this programme delivers unique meals that are personally designed to suit a customer’s needs.

Out of the Box menus have been carefully planned by our chief chef and nutritionist, and provide a healthy balance of all-vegetarian proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients.  Menu items include:

  • Traditional South Indian meals
  • Dhals
  • Subjis
  • Curries
  • Chinese dishes
  • Continental fare
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Sandwiches
  • Kids’ menus

All of our standard menus can also be further customized to suit individual tastes or dietary needs, including:

  • Diabetics
  • Health-conscious consumers
  • Weight loss
  • Lactating mothers
  • Immuno-suppressed patients
  • Geriatrics

Meals can also prepared with organic ingredients and spices upon request.

As our kitchen capacities grow, we also look forward to providing supplemental nutritional powders and a variety of curds for individual or bulk purchase.

We believe that our Out of the Box kitchen is a unique opportunity for customers to take care of their health, as well as contribute to a healthier community.