The Burmese Delicacy Atho Noodles Salad

The Burmese Delicacy: Atho Noodles Salad

Have you ever visited the Burma Bazaar in Chennai and tasted Burmese food? You know, it is the best place to eat authentic Burmese food and their speciality is Atho. Atho is a dish made with noodles and vegetables, it is very tasty and one of the best foods in Chennai. Hope, you guessed right what’s in the recipe list today, yes it is the Burmese Atho recipe.

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Before that, let’s get some knowledge about Atho and how it reached Chennai. Atho is a Burmese noodle salad made with a mixture of boiled noodles, vegetables, lemon juice, chilli flakes, tamarind water, and fried onion and garlic.

It was brought to Chennai, Madras by Burmese Indian refugees. In 1962 Burmese Indian refugees returned to India and settled in Chennai and there they formed a community around Burma Bazzar at George Town. After that, they started selling atho on hawkers at Burma Bazaar.

So, now it’s time for atho noodles recipe.

Per serving of Atho contains 235 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 15g
  • Protein 8g
  • Fat 15g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min


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  • 200 gms noodles
  • pinch of food colour
  • Garlic, sliced
  •  Onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot. grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp tamarind water
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • fried crackers
  • coriander leaves, chopped
  • water
  • oil
  • saltwater


The Burmese Delicacy: Atho Noodles Salad
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  1. Take a saucepan, add some water and let it boil.
  2. Now add a pinch of orange food colour noodles and let it boil.
  3. Once it cooked, strain noodles with the help of the strainer.
  4. After that grease, it with the oil and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil and add garlic slice and fry until golden brown. Remove after done.
  6. In the same saucepan, add sliced onion and fry until golden brown and crisp. Remove and keep aside for further use.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, add noodles, onion, cabbage, carrot, lemon juice, sesame oil, tamarind water, and chilli flakes.
  8.  Now add saltwater, fried crackers, coriander leaves, fried garlic, and fried onion. Mix everything properly.

Atho is ready to serve. Enjoy the relishing Burmese atho noodles with your friends and family