Nonetheless it’s a tea-time snack that many citizens, particularly the older generation, enjoy, along with a cuppa of filter coffee.
It too comes in a number of varieties — kai murukkku, ari murukku, thenkuzhal, mullu murukku, omapodi, kadalamavu murukku, butter murukku, ragi murukku, kara sev, spicy ring murukku, thatta, pakkavada, sweet achappam...
Where to buy: Fort Bakery and roadside stalls in Kaithamukku, Sonu BakeryMurukkuAnother popular tea-time, crunchy snack, usually made of rice flour and pounded urad dal.
The plate-like kai murukku, for instance, gets its name because it’s made by hand, the batter twisted into perfect concentric circles.
Where to buy: Vengannoor ‘murukku’ street, near Vedivechankovil; Sastha Sweets, West Fort; Sweet Mahal, Bakery JunctionTravancore biriyaniThe Travancore style biriyani, especially the mutton version, is a treat with no equals.
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