Grand Sweets,2nd Main Road,Gandhinagar, Adyar
You might find it odd that we are putting this, a savoury, down as the signature dish of Grand Sweets, which, as the name might suggest, is better known for its mysore pak or its adirasam. But the kuzhi paniyaram, well-spiced, fried a deep golden brown, and served with sambar and chutney (coconut or a red) is an absolute treat. Succulent and spicy, it’s a great snack — with tea, coffee — or even as a starter, served on a platter, as the prelude to a sophisticated dinner. You get four to a plate, so remember to order plenty depending on how you plan to serve it, and to how many.
Price: Rs. 22
Bottomline: Costs little and delicious as hell