Famous dishes of Chennai (Must-try dishes)
Wherever you go across the country or outside the country, you first visit the food shops and check the variety of dishes there because food and water is the only thing that makes you live. If a north Indian people go to South India, it will be a bit difficult to adapt to their things, environment, and food as well, it will take to adjust fully, right. It is the same everywhere you go in the world.
But I must say if you are ever visiting South India, you will never have to let yourself fully adjust because south Indian food is very suitable and it is been eaten in every part of the country and is quite famous. So if you are visiting South India then must visit Chennai and try some famous delicious dishes out there. In this article, I will mention some delicious famous dishes from Chennai’s mouth-watering food for every food lover.
Chennai was even featured in the National Geographic Channel’s list of top 10 food cities in the world.
This is one of the most special dishes of Chennai, it is the combination of 2 south Indian states, Chennai and Kerala. This dish is the collage of delicacies, with Kerala Parotta as its base including other ingredients like eggs, and meat chunks.
Chicken 65 is the most famous dish in the country, the origin of this dish is from Chennai since a very old time. The interesting thing is in the name itself 65, the 65 refers to the number of chilies that are used to prepare the chicken 65. This dish is quite famous in India, if you are a non-veg lover then your trip is incomplete without having the chicken 65.
This is one of the most mouth-watery sweets, this is the famous desert in the city. You can buy it from the famous shops who have been making this dessert for quite hundreds of years and gives it an immense taste. It is prepared using lots of ghee, sugar, and gram it melts in the mouth. The most desirable sweet, if you are in Chennai then must taste the city’s special sweet.
fishing is quite an old culture in the city and has been done since ancient times, fishing is part of the old culture. Chennai is the home of seafood, especially Nethili fry. Small fishes were directly fried with lots of spicy masalas that made it crunchy. But the best can only be found where the city’s fishing community still thrives.
Sundal is also one of the most delicious and quite famous dishes. It is also a traditional snack served during the 10 days of Dussehra. Sundal is available at every beach and temple in Chennai. The best you can find on Marina beaches, one of the world’s longest urban beaches. It is prepared by soaked Chana, with several spices, grated coconut, raw mangoes, curry leaves, and chiles.
Dosa-Idli is a world-famous dish and quite famous in India, Dosa Idli is been eaten in every part of the country. The tradition of Dosa is related to the Udipi Cuisine of Karnataka. The hotel Udipi and the varieties of dosa are quite famous in all South Indian states. If you want the real taste of dosa then search for any Udipi restaurant in Chennai, you will not disappoint. The origin of Idli is from the state of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. You will Idli in every restaurant and be amazed by the taste of it.