Welcome to the world of chaat, the savoury Indian snack that is enjoyed up and down the subcontinent, as pani puri in Calcutta, pav bhaji in Mumbai, papri chaat in Jaipur and many, many more. Chutney Mary is the preeminent ambassador for this South Asian cuisine in Singapore, with a number of outlets in the city-state. Here in terminal 2 of Changi Airport, Chutney Mary reigns supreme with its express and satisfying offering. Of course, there’s more than just chaat on the menu – Chutney Mary offers a wide range of Indian street food and refreshments besides.
It somehow makes sense to situate a Chutney Mary outlet inside Changi Airport. After all, airports are the modern crossroads, and Chutney Mary offers a far-reaching snapshot of the culinary traditions prevailing in the vast nation of India. Perusing the menu, it’s clear that you can take a culinary voyage through the subcontinent without leaving Singapore, starting with the popular street-stall snack of chaat or moving deeper into heartier terrain. This is Indian fast food that’s sure to broaden your horizons.
Begin with the style of chaat known as bhel puri, combining crispy flour pancakes, puffed rice, onions and spiced potatoes – the large portion can amply feed one. Other tasty snacks at Chutney Mary’s Changi Airport outlet include idly, a rice flour hotcake served with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and sambar. Mutton, chicken and vegetarian kebabs follow hot on the heels, but even better are the mixed kebab platters, ideal if you’re traveling in a group. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. Next time you’re heading out of or coming back to Singapore, pay Chutney Mary a visit.