Chennai has no dearth of temples and our temples churn out some of the most delicious food, which could give even star hotels a run for their money. Like us, our gods also have their favorite dishes and oh boy, aren’t we glad about it!
Because, depending on the deity worshiped, different temples offer different dishes from puliyodarai to sarkarai pongal to brownies and the taste of kovil prasadam can make even an atheist run to the temples.
We did some holy research and what came up, blew our mind. It will blow yours too.Remember Senthil and his diary in Boys movie? We thought that was a great idea to compile a list of temples and their offerings. Well, that’s precisely what Mr.Ramesh Kumar has done.
Ramesh Kumar, a foodie himself, started compiling his list in 2015 when he landed on a thread discussing kovil prasadam in Where Chennai Eats facebook group. He painstakingly compiled all the information spread across various threads in the group over the years and came up with this database.
Now, that’s what we call dedication and we’re forever indebted!
Here is a list of the most sought after temple offerings in Chennai. Try not to miss out on these !
What: Pepper Dosa served with Spicy podi at Rs.25, sold inside the temple premises. Available on weekends
Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane
What: Puliyodharai, Sarkarai Pongal, adirasam, sojji appam and thenkuzhaal
Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple
What: The free prasadam offered here include Ven pongal, Sarkarai pongal, Puliyodarai, Milagu Vadai on Saturday Mornings
Kapaleeshwar Temple, Mylapore
What: Sundal, Thiruvathirai kalee(Only during Margazhi Month), Sarkarai Pongal, Puliyodarai, Athirasam available daily.
Jaya Durga Peetham temple, Padappai
What: Brownies (Yes, you read it right!)
Sri Sathya Saibaba Temple, Mylapore
What – Sambhar Rice, Curd rice and sweet on Thursdays
Murugan Temple, Vadapalani
What – Panchamirtham, Athirasam