For an average tourist strolling through the streets of Coimbatore, the heady fragrances of deep-fried vanjram and crab masala wafts through the air. As you explore further, the food scene of Coimbatore becomes even more vivid and diverse with each step. Streets are lined with bustling food stalls, each boasting a preparation of a different kind. Coastal food is prevalent throughout the city. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians have plenty of options to browse through. Enjoy a hearty meal composing of pure South Indian flavours in form of dosa, idli and sambhar. Another vegetarian dish people of Coimbatore are crazy about is Kalan Varuval, made from mushrooms and usually eaten as a starter. To explore some of the coastal cuisine feast on a local favorite, Puttu with fish curry or sambhar. A cylindrical shaped steamed bread is paired off with a tangy curry. When dinner time rolls around, order yourself a Kozhi Urundai, which is a chicken meatball curry eaten with rice. Before you turn in for the night, enjoy a nightcap – Jigarthanda – a famous milky drink originated in Madurai. It is an awesome cooling beverage to have post a spicy meal.