Pav bhaji, pal kova, thattu idli and murukku sandwich – words that can make any foodie drool. How would you like these served with a fistful of spicy stories? Stories of people and their passion for food, of food fetishes that are as laughable as thought-provoking, and of recipes that are jealously guarded secrets. Few people are aware of the Rajasthan-Chennai connection, but Chennai’s Sowcarpet eat street will relinquish this secret with a savoury twist to the tale.
Why you will love it Sampling surprising local delights at Chennai’s SowcarpetDiscovering the Rajasthan-Gujarat-Chennai connectInnovative drinks and snacks
What you will experience
Join us on a walk through the frenetic streets of Chennai’s Sowcarpet, to sample some of the best street eats in the city. Navigate your way adeptly through the bustling crowds from George Town to where it debouches into Mint Street, the popular eat street of Sowcarpet for a truly adventurous culinary journey. We will show you how a morsel of food can hide a million pointers to the way of life of a people.
The food trail through the busy streets of Sowcarpet is guaranteed to be an assault on your senses. Come if you love a foodie adventure, and come when you are very, very hungry. Sample the traditional spicy Jodhpuri kachoris at Maya Chaats and rewind to the Marwari community’s 200- year old link with the city. Just for your knowledge the Rajasthani Marwari and Jain community made the Sowcarpet area home ages ago so it’s no surprise you’ll find some yummy food in the streets here. Maharaja Ice Cream next door will cool your palate with its homemade kulfis and ice creams. The unique khakra sandwich is a bestseller at Ajnabi Mithai Ghar, known for its inventive bent of mind. You can also tuck into Gujarati favs here such as fafdas, dhoklas and, khandvi.
At some point, you might want to sample the kesar badam milk of Kakda Ramprasad having tucked into their delicious allu tikkis. At Seena Bhai Tiffin Centre gorge on ghee utthapams and ghee mini idlis. S Chinnappa Sandwich Centre is where you get a fresh take on Mumbai street sandwich; welcome to the delights of the murukku sandwich – which involves the traditional deep-fried murukku being stuffed with cucumber, tomato and onion and mint chutney, making for a most delicious invention to seduce the palate of the foodie.