Thumbs-up to Murugan Idli Shop
The last time I went to Murugan Idli Shop was over a year ago. I went to the Besant Nagar one. I hated it. And from then on I have been telling every one as to how Murugan Idli Shop is a con and is no match to the likes of Ratna Cafe. But, the experience I had y’day at the Murugan Idli Shop on GN Chetty Road was indeed very very good. This friend of mine who had come down from China insisted that we go there and I obliged, though reluctantly. Athithi Devo Bhava. So they come first. It was about half past eight when we reached the place. The place was packed. We were asked to wait for 10 minutes. 10 minutes it was. Not a minute earlier or later, when we were directed in to our seats. The plaintain leaf to begin with was a welcome sign. I still prefer those to the melamine plates or the stainless steel ones. And no forks nor spoons. We started off with a Sakkarai (Sweet) Pongal, Ghee Pongal which we split and a Medhu Vadai to go along with it. The Sakkari Pongal was piping hot. It was delicious. Just had the right amount of sugar in it. Probably the only one which according to me comes even close to the one at Parthasarathy Temple in Triplicane.
The Medhu Vada was huge. I hadn’t seen such big ones in recent times. Especially with the Saravana Bhavans believing that small is beautiful (they portions are like samples). Was very tasty too. There were 4 different kinds of chutneys. The regular coconut, there was the pudina, i still can’t figure out what the other 2 were, but I would assume it would be the Kara (spicy) chutney and the onion. The sambar was ok,nothing to complain about. The Ghee Pongal was good, only that it was all Pongal and no ghee. We then split an Onion Uthappam. Man this was quite good. The crispy baby onions sprinkled over in generous measure and the close to 5mm thick uthappam was a delight. The coffee was decent, a tad more milk in it I thought. We ended up spending about Rs. 93/- Worth I should say. Check it out, and I am sure you will like it. The service is quick, the ambience just ok and the food GOOD. I would give it 7/10.