P for Pattinam Pakoda – Patnam Pakoda – Patnam Pakodi

Pattinam Pakoda is a famous street food from Chennai, which was also lovingly called the ‘Pattinam’ in olden days. This flavorful deep fried fritters would be a great evening snack with a cup of hot coffee! Choosing pattinam pakoda for

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M for Manapparai Murukku

Manapparai is a small town in Tamil Nadu near Tiruchirapalli. This town is very famous for this murukku and dairy. This murukku business was started by Mani Iyer, who sold these murukkus in the railway canteen. It became so famous

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I for Inji Marappa – Inji Murappa – Inji Mittai – Candied Ginger – Ginger Candy

Inji marappa or ginger candy is a very famous road side candy that is very common in Tamil Nadu. Many times when traveling on long distance bus, you hear the vendors see these candies. I was never a fan of

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Beach Side Masala Peanuts – Spicy Boiled Peanuts – Beach Style Masala Sundal

After writing about street foods from Banaras and Pune, I am back to my hometown, Chennai. Chennai, the first place I want to go when I go back home is to the beach. Getting my feet wet in the mild

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Mango Mastani – A Refreshing Mango Drink – Gearing up for Summer

Just the name of the drink wants me to make a trip down to India and have this in the Mastani stores that are found all around on the streets of Pune. We are not a big fan of blended

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Chura Matar – Chooda Matar – Banaras Chooda Matar – Banaras Special Matar Poha – Flattened Rice with Green Peas

Banaras also known as Varanasi or Kasi as I knew it when growing up holds a very special place in my heart. My good part of childhood years was spent in the Northern India and we frequently visited Banaras for

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