The name Junior Kuppanna might sound familiar to you and that’s because everybody in this city swears by its delicious Chettinad homestyle food. Still haven’t been there? We’ll tell you what you’re missing out on.
Epic Finds: The Mutton Pallipalayam & Kothu Parotta Is A Must-Try At This Legendary Restaurant
What Makes It Awesome
Erode is the home of the first ever Junior Kuppanna restaurant, which was started by Kuppanna and his wife Rukmani in 1960. A popular city in Tamil Nadu, it was once part of what was known as Kongu Nadu.
Taking from this, the restaurant created dishes inspired by the Kongu Nadu cuisine and then opened restaurants in other parts of the state to share the spicy flavours with other food lovers. Even today, the food that is prepared features a mixture of handmade spices done by Rukmani herself — which tells you that no matter what, they still take their promise of great food very seriously. If you’re a carnivore, you’re probably going to love this place even more. From Brain Fry to Mutton Nalli Fry, there’s so much on offer. One of the most popular and well known Kongu Nadu preparations is the Pallipalayam method which involves a simple, dry masala mix.
Junior Kuppanna’s most popular dishes are the Chicken and Mutton Pallipalayam, which according to their menu is oil-free too. They also have Chicken and Mutton Biryani, which is familiar and yet has a completely new flavour. And of course as so many South Indian restaurants do, even Junior Kuppanna serves Aatukaal Soup (mutton leg pepper soup) and this is a must try for every single person visiting the restaurant for the first time.
But there’s more! They have the famous Kothu Parotta in Egg, Chicken, and Mutton. They also have set meals — vegetarian and non-vegetarian, which is available only during lunch, including something called a “Cup Lunch” which you are served after a portion of biryani and includes a plain gravy, rasam, buttermilk and one poriyal. There’s also idlis and dosa for dinner. So mix it up and get yourself an egg dosa or a chicken curry dosa.
They have 13 outlets around the city, in T-Nagar, Anna Nagar East, Perungudi, Velachery, Vijaya Forum Mall, Saidapet, Mogappair, so there’s no reason not to drop by and give it a try!