Atho To Sundal: List Of 10 Must-try Chennai Sreet Foods
Chennai is known for its authentic Tamil traditions, culture, and food. Every place has its own, authentic and traditional food and culture. Chennai has its own street food culture…there are many street foods that are must-try when in Chennai but here are a few must-try Chennai Street foods that are must try when in Chennai.
Atho is a Burma noodle dish that became very popular in the streets of Chennai. As Burma merchants, and traders who came to Chennai on the late 18th and 19th century made this food popular in Chennai and Tamilians owned this food like their own.
Spicy, Tangy fast-food noodles is a must-try when in Chennai.
2. Kuzhi Paniyaram
Kuzhi Paniyaram is a South Indian dish made using batter under steam. Fluffy, round-shaped Kuzhi Paniyaram is served with tomato, coconut, and different chutneys.
3. Podi Dosa
Podi Dosa is a regular South-Indian breakfast item in Chennai. Made using batter Dosas are made coated with Podi (powder) made with different spices and lentils which gives a spicy taste to Dosa.
Sundal is a Chennai-based lip-smacking snack, made with white chickpeas also known as Channa, Kabuli Channa, and Desi Channa. Boiled chickpeas made with species, curry leaves, and flavored with grated coconut.
5. Kothu Parotta
Parotta is another variety of Indian bread and Roti is made using maida. And Parottas are prepared in a way called kothu where they scramble and chopped on Tawa and chicken, veg curries are added to it.
This is a must-try street food that originated in Chennai.
Uthappam is fluffy dosa with more thickness, softness, and batter. Topped with some species, podi, and chicken and veggies in some places makes this a must-try in Chennai.
Puttu is a Kerala dish that got much attention in the streets of Chennai. It is a Kerala breakfast variety made using steamed cylinders in which ground rice with coconut shavings, sometimes with a sweet or savory filling on the inside.
Murukku is a Traditional snack of Tamil Nadu which is a crunchy and flavorsome fried snack made with rice flour, dal flour, salt, mirchi powder, and jeera in it.
Jigarthanda is Chennai’s most popular roadside drink made of milk, almond gum, sarsaparilla root syrup, sugar, and ice cream. A trip to Chennai is incomplete if you don’t try this drink.
10. Idli Sambar
And last but not least, Idli Sambar is the very own and the much popular south Indian breakfast not to miss when in chennai.