Fast Food: Murugan Idli

“Fast Food, Coz Enlightenment is Too Damn Slow!”

In Chennai, after our migraine-inducing Saree Shopping binge, our driver recommended we try Mugugan Idli. A very interesting place! There was a long line and we had to wait about 30 minutes to get a table. But once inside, the service was very fast. Despite it being a Idli place, we all ended up ordering different types of dosas! In lieu of plates, servers bring banana leaves, which we wipe clean. Another serves several different types of chutneys on each leaf (plate). The dosas are brought on a tray and a server (with gloved hands) carefully places each dosa on our leaf.

M got this psychedelic Onion Uttappam. I was like: I want that! Mumbai-side, the onions are usually minced; here these sliced onions give it an artistic touch!
Picture of Onion Uttapam at Murugan Idli Shop Chennai
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I got this Masala Dosa, which was really delicious! They offered five types of chutneys and each was finger licking good. We ordered more dosas for seconds and thirds.
Picture of Masala Dosa at Murugan Idli Shop, Chennai

Stuffed, we rolled down into our waiting car and headed to our rooms for a well deserved rest.

While waiting outside for nearly 30 minutes, I had ample opportunity to criticize their choice of red neon. Why are they eating so leisurely in there? Didn’t they know we were waiting outside? We sat and ate at that table after they left – leisurely.
Picture of Masala Dosa at Murugan Idli Shop, Chennai

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