August 17, Part 1: Best Idli’s in Chennai, India

Murugan Idli Kadai in Chennai


Every summer I go to India for a month. My whole family is from India and all my grandparents still live there. Normally we eat at home because of the lack in diversity of different cuisines. When we do go out though, we go out for Indian food. This time I hit the jackpot on one of the Indian restaurants I went too. The shop’s name was…


Murugan Idli Kadai, sounds familiar, maybe not. Well now you will know. Murugan Idli Kadai is a dosa and idly shop, who ironically make the best uttapams. An utthapan is a savory rice pancake, in my case it was topped with baby onions and ground chili powder. Murugan Idli Kadai onion uthappams are so famous because they use a baby onion. The baby onion has a dramatically different taste the than a normal onion. Baby onions give you more punch in a bite than normal onions, other than the punch, there is just something about the baby onion I love. Other than the baby onions the chili powder called mulapadi, gave a spicy taste and a crunchy texture. This powder was homemade so the flavors reminded me of home. Also they didn’t use too much oil. A lot of restaurants just in general use a lot of oil. Unless you asked for it, they didn’t put too much oil.



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