Atho-Burmese food


Atho,a Burmese food also a popular street food in India.Atho is nothing but cooked plain noodles mixed and served with fresh raw vegetables.Orange colored noodles are used in making Atho,I have used plain noodles with orange food color.Many are addicted to these Burmese food nowadays including my family members.Two things that is very annoying about this Atho are they are prepared in unclean,dirty places and the veggies are raw and exposed to lot of contamination and pollution.
So I started trying this recipe at home but didnt get it right until I visited some few Atho places in Chennai with my husband.Finally after so many attempts got this recipe perfect which I would like to share today in my blog.I have excluded ajinomotto from this ,but if you would like to add just add a pinch of it.So do try this recipe at home under hygienic condition with clean fresh veggies.

Atho Egg Recipe HERE






1 noodles pack

1 handful thinly sliced onions

1 handful thinly sliced cabbage

1 boiled medium sized potato

1 handful chopped coriander leaves

1 onion thinly sliced (for frying)

1/2 + 1/2 chilli powder or 1 tsp red chilly flakes

2 tbsp roasted bengal gram flour

A pinch of orange food color

1 & 1/2 tbsp oil

1 lime (only juice)

Salt as required


Pressure cook the potato and cut into small pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai,deep fry the onions until golden brown and keep it aside.

deep fry the onions

Add 1/2 tsp of chilli powder to the deep fried oil and keep it aside.

add chilli powder to the oil

Bring water to boil,add a tsp of salt,orange food color and the noodle cake.Once cooked strain through a strainer and keep it aside.

cook the noodle with orange food color

Mix the cooked noodles,cabbage,onions,potato,coriander leaves and fried onions together.

mix all

Finally add the roasted bengal gram flour,chilli powder,required salt,deep fried oil,lime juice and mix well.

add chilli powder,roasted gram flour,oil

Sevre the colored,yummy Atho for breakfast or Dinner.



Do not over fry the onions just fry until they turn dark orange in color.

You can add a pinch of ajinomotto to enhance taste.

You can also add red chilli flakes for chilli powder.


  1. Mary says

    Tried it and turned out very well. loved it. Every one liked it in my family. Thank you for the recipe. Also i heard one can use tamarind juice for the lime juice (if u dont have one at hand).

    • swapnakarthik says

      Thank you so much Mary…Glad that your family liked it…Yeah you can also use tamarind juice for lime juice…Also you can use red chilli flakes for red chilli powder….


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