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The Chennai food

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The city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu and one of the biggest cities in South India. Chennai is not the safest city in India but is also ‘India’s health capital.’ This article discusses the Chennai food.

When it comes to food, Chennai is one of the best cities in India that offers a combination of scrumptious dishes with a variety of spices and condiments.

There are a lot of hotels in Chennai for offer mouth-watering food, especially South Indian food.

South Indian cuisine is famous throughout the nation.

Idli and Dosa in particular have become staple dishes for numerous street food vendors. However, it is interesting that the flourishing street food scene of Chennai is not occupied just by Idli and Dosa. So, here are some of the most famous street foods in Chennai.

Street Foods in Chennai:

  • Bhajji
  • Idli
  • Sundal
  • Chaat
  • Puttu
  • Uthappam
  • Dosa
  • Thukpa
  • Athouk
  • Kothu Parotta

A bhaji is a type of fritter originating from the Indian subcontinent. One can make this from spicy hot vegetables, commonly onion, and has several variants.

Idli or idly is a type of savoury rice cake, originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular as breakfast foods in Eastern and Southern India

Sundal is a South Indian dish where cooked legumes are with a simple tempering and mixed with freshly grated coconut.

Chaat, or chāt is a family of savoury snacks that originated in India, typically served as an hors d’oeuvre or at roadside tracks from stalls or food carts across South Asia in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Puttu means “portioned” in Tamil and Malayalam. It is made of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut shavings, sometimes with a sweet or savory

An uttapam (or uthapam, uttappam, etc.) is a type of dosa from South India. Unlike a typical dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, an uttapam is thicker

A dosa / dosai / dosey is a thin batter-based dish (usually crispy) originating from South India, made from a batter

Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup, which originates in the eastern part of Tibet. Amdo thukpa is a famous variant amongst the Indians, Tibetans and Nepalese.

Athouk is a Burmese egg salad with Mohinga, a traditional Burmese soup. Locals also like a noodle-based variant of Athouk.

Kothu parotta is a popular Tamil Nadu street food where flaky flatbreads are cooked in a spicy curry masala.

ALSO READ: Lohri Foods

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