Atho – the Burmese Food

Atho – the Burmese Food
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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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Atho Ingredients

  • Noodles – 200 gms
  • Pinch of Food Color
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • 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
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Salt

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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.
Vidya Sankaranandh

Vidya Sankaranandh

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