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Murugan Idi House

This chain originated from India and is supposedly reputed for its idli. I love idlis so I wanted to try Murugan when it was first opened.  Unfortunately, stars didn't align and now, Murugan has expanded from one to 3 outlets! Finally though, I was able to arrange a meal at the Race Course Road outlet.

Menu is not very complex. The idli, thosai and uttappam are the main staples, and there are some variants of these staples (eg. with butter, egg, onions etc). No masala chai was available. Alas. A meal in Little India isn't quite complete without chai.

Sambar plus 4 types of chutney were served with the meal. The idlis arrived piping hot. Surprisingly fluffy, it had a mild sweet note and the texture was just perfect for soaking up the sauces. Without me asking, one server noticed we were running low on our sambar and he checked with us if we would like more.   "Yes please!". I love the sambar :)  Granted the restaurant was not so busy but I really appreciated his initiative.

We ordered a masala dosai as well.  Was okay, but I still prefer a thosai that is slightly thicker, not paper thin. 

Finally, I ordered a uttappam because I was curious. Never had it before (!) and I was glad I tried it because I really enjoyed it.  It was akin to a pancake made from idli batter.   When it first appeared, it had a glistening coating of oil and I thought it looked heavy.  Phew, it turned out otherwise.  It was not exceedingly oily (that one would feel icky), and the texture was light and fluffy. Again, it soaked up the sauces beautifully. Thanks to this good experience at Murugan, uttapam is going on my list of regular food repertoire.

I was stuffed after that one idli, half a masala dosai and half a uttapam! 


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