Atho – the Burmese Food
This Atho recipe is a very interesting one and very popular Burmese Chennai street food. This recipe is always a special street food for the Bachelors. This recipe is a little bit of a cold dish moreover looks similar to a salad and it is for sure very pleasant tasting.
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- Noodles – 200 gms
- Pinch of Food Color
- Shredded Cabbage – 1 cup
- Carrot – 1 no. grated
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Sesame oil – 2 Tsp
- Tamarind Water – 1 Tbsp
- Chili Flakes
- Salt Water
- Fried Crackers
- Chopped Coriander leaves
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- First step is to boil the noodles. Boil the water with salt and a pinch of food colour.
- Once the water as come to boil add the noodles.
- Usually the noodles in the atho are nice orange colour. That is the reason we have added a food colour to give orange color to the dish.
- Adding food colour is completely optional. If you don’t need you can skip that step.
- Once the noodle is cooked, strain them and drizzle a little bit of oil so that the noodles do not stick up each other.
- Next step is to deep fry some garlic pieces, and onion separately. Let them turn to nice golden brown colour and also it should be crispy.
- Now all the elements for the atho is ready and lets mix everything and prepare the atho.
- Take a nice large bowl, first add the cooked and cooled noodles, next add some sliced onions, add shredded cabbage and grated carrot.
- To that add a juice on one lemon, to tablespoon of sesame oil, tamarind water one spoon.
- This tamarind water gives you a nice tangy flavour to the noodles. Add few chilli flakes according to your taste.
- Add salt water to the all the ingredients according to the taste you require.
- The next ingredient is a interesting one and give a crunchy feel to the recipe, the fried crackers. Add Fried Crackers and few chopped coriander leaves.
- Finally add the fried garlic and onion to the bowl. Mix everything nicely. Make sure the noodles are not broken.
- Check for the seasoning at this point. The exciting Burmese atho is ready to be served.