Read my 5 year old post on Murugan idli Besant Nagar here.
In a nutshell:
No frills but a neat and clean restaurant with quick and efficient service , super YUMM food
Address & other details: Murugan idli
Meal for 2: 200 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry:
A friend of mine who was born and brought up in chennai introduced me many years back to Murugan. I had been with him several times to the Besant Nagar outlet. Was floored then. Am very impressed yet after a gap.
This time when we planned a trip to chennai , Murugan had to be on the list. We slotted it for breakfast.
Service was super efficient and fast. Guys were constantly going around the tables, getting additional orders etc. The chutney boys were coming back in regular intervals to refill chutney.
Detailed description- in case u want to njoy reading:
As we sat, banana leaves were laid out on our tables. On them the server kept giving us different kinds of Chutneys
Pudina chutney – very different from the North Indian green chutney served with kebabs etc but nice and enjoyable with the plain idli.
Podi idli was lip smacking good. Idli dipped in ghee and covered with Podi (a lentil, chilly and masala powder). The powder was not smooth but grainy and that did the magic. The taste of the Podi was just too good. Rate this dish 4.75/5
Podi utthapam was another unexpected hit. Crisp on the outer side, somewhat soft within, this utthapam with Podi layer on the top surely stood apart. Just loved it and rate it 4.5/5
Sweet Pongal was a marvel. It was served in beautiful small heavy brass bowls. The taste was intense – flavours of jaggery and coconut made its presence felt along with that of camphor. Unforgettable. Rate it 4.95/5
Medu vada was very good but I guess it came to us in the wrong order. Our mouth was full with strong flavours of Podi and then came this guy – mild dish with full flavours of daal and whole black pepper. The fry was not super crisp on the outside like in Many other places. Rate it 4.25/5
The dosa was crisp , had flavours of ghee. Podi made its presence felt. The aloo of the masala was good to taste too. It was placed inside the dosa – earlier I remembered that they used to serve separate. Rate the dosa 4.25/5