Changi Airport, hailed as the gateway to the world, is more than just a departure point for flights. Amidst the bustling terminals, don't miss the chance to savour the diverse and rich Indian cuisine at restaurants in Changi Airport and Jewel. 

From light snacks to hearty meals, we have curated a list of five Indian restaurants you should not miss next time when you arrive at Changi Airport. Ideal for groups of any size, each restaurant boasts an extensive menu offering diverse options, including vegetarian choices to accommodate various dietary preferences.

1. Chutney Mary

Changi Airport Terminal 2 houses one of the Chutney Mary outlets.

Sporting a sleek design, a wide ordering counter, and a prominent white-on-red circular CM logo, Chutney Mary in Changi Airport Terminal 2 could easily pass for just another fast food joint. 

As much as you expect someone to request an “upsize” or “extra crispy” as you step in, surprise, this gastronomic chameleon dishes out a menu that’s filled mainly with South Indian delights.

In fact, the name Chutney Mary has already given some hints. It refers to modern Indian ladies during the British colonial era; a fitting representation of the harmonious blend between East and West.

The golden and crispy Masala Dosa is one of the most popular dishes at Chutney Mary. Image credit: Chutney Mary website

From light snack items like Masala Dosa (an Indian-style crepe served with potato curry), Uttapam (a thicker version of Dosa with topping, mostly eaten at breakfast) to heartier meals like Chicken Biryani and Tandoori Paneer (marinated skewers of Indian cottage cheese cubes), there is something for everyone, including vegetarians. All at an affordable price. 

For example, an Idli Vada set at Chutney Mary that is served with with two Idli, an Ulunthus Vada, and a good serving of Sambar, Tomato Chutney, and Pudina Chutney, starts from S$6. If you’re looking for a satisfying morning meal before your flight, the set makes for an ideal choice to kick-start your journey.

Chutney Mary also has Briyani and Tandoori for those opting for hearty meals.

Don’t forget to wash down all the goodness with a cup of their Masala Chai too. Whether you are leaving or just arrived in Singapore, Chutney Mary in Changi Airport Terminal 2 will surely satisfy your cravings for some Indian comfort food.

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Public), #03-26 (above Check-In Row 12)
Opening hours: Opens daily from 5:00am to 10:00pm

2. Bikanervala

Nestled adjacent to the viewing mall in Terminal 3, Bikanervala is more than just food. It also offers some “front-row seats” to the spectacle of aviation. 

With a large seating area and a few that can spot the runway, this restaurant is a great place to see planes taking off and landing as one immerses in some amazingly rich and diverse North Indian dishes. 

You will find classic dishes in the menu, such as Chole Bhature, Samosas, and Raj Kachori—a crispy, sphere-looking dough stuffed with a harmonious blend of potatoes, yoghurt, and boiled lentils. 

Some of the must-try items on the menu include Pani Puri (S$8), a popular street food often featured in Bollywood movies - round, deep-fried rice ball filled with flavoured water containing tamarind, mint, and chickpea.

Shahi Paneer (S$13.50), which are mildly spiced cottage cheese cubes that are great even for children and others who can’t tolerate spicy food. Its Mango Lassi (S$6.50) is especially refreshing too with chunks of mango pulp melting away in a chilled yogurt drink. 

There is also a mini-mart tucked at the corner of Bikanervala where you can bring home some of its most popular snacks, especially if you can’t get enough of the North Indian delights.

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Level 4 Viewing Mall
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

3. Sankranti Restaurant

Sankranti Restaurant has been serving fresh, authentic, and delectable traditional Indian cuisine for the past nine years, establishing a strong presence in Singapore, India and Malaysia. 

Its name, synonymous with a harvest festival that heralds the arrival of spring and the process of gathering crops and natural produce, echoes the restaurant’s commitment to crafting exquisite dishes that encapsulate the essence of tradition and taste.

The interior of Sankranti is colourfully decorated.

Adorned with vibrant Indian-style décor, Sankranti at Jewel makes a great place to enjoy a good range of seafood, spiced meat, aromatic curry, and Chinese-cooking-inspired Indian food like Chicken Manchurian, Sichuan lamb, and vegetable stir-fry.

The most popular picks from its menu include the Mutton Fry Biryani (S$14) that is served with Raita (a side dish made with curd, herbs, and spices) and a tomato-flavoured gravy and Sankranti Special Thali (S$12), a plate of white rice accompanied by an ensemble of 12 traditional Indian side dishes.

No meal is the same at Sankranti Restaurant as its experienced chefs continue to harness the power of thoughtfully selected ingredients and the freshest seasonal produce into each dish. 

Address: Jewel Changi Airport, #03-229
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

4. Anjappar

Anjappar was founded in Chennai, an East Indian city, in 1964. Its objective was simple: bringing the food favoured by the Chettiars or traditional traders of precious stones to the rest of the world. 

Over the years, it has successfully established its name and found fame in making Chettinad cuisine, which mainly includes seafood due to Chennai’s proximity to the sea. 

Fish fry is one of the many signature dishes at Anjappar. Image credit: Anjappar website

Anjappar opened its first restaurant in Singapore in 2005 and has become synonymous with Chettinad cuisine. Today, diners can still find its house special menu in the outlets here in Singapore. Some of these traditional Chettinad foods including fish curry (S$9), crab masala (S$20), Sura Puttu (shark meat cooked with egg, S$10), Tawa fish fry (marinated fish cooked on a hot plate and coconut oil, S$10), on top of other meat and vegetarian dishes. 

These offerings stood the test of time and turned into a testament to the meticulous craft and uncompromising quality that Anjappar embraces.

Taste the freshest ingredients and dishes made from secret family recipes at Anjappar. Image credit: Anjappar website

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 1 (Public), #03-20
Opening hours: Opens 24 hours

5. Kaveri Vegetarian Cuisine

A hidden gem located near the entrance of the food court in the transit area of Terminal 2, Kaveri is a fully vegetarian restaurant serving both South and North Indian food and street snacks with gluten-free options. 

This place probably changed many of our perceptions that airport food is overpriced and underwhelming. Rather, it offers a range of freshly made, piping hot, and authentic Dosa, Uttapam, Idli Sambar (steamed rice cakes served with lentil soup, S$8.50), and Vada (savoury fritter) that burst with a medley of flavours - all at an affordable price.

Idli Sambar is a highly recommended dish to order at Kaveri.

As you enjoy each bite, Kaveri becomes not just a dining spot, but a culinary haven that shatters airport food stereotypes and invites you to embrace a world of exquisite flavours. There is no doubt that it’s one of the best Indian vegetarian restaurants in Singapore, especially since it has found some loyal fans over the years.

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Transit), Level 3, Departure Lounge (Central)
Opening hours: Opens daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm


So, the next time you are at Changi Airport, keep your seatbelts fastened. Even if you are not taking off, you can go on a gastronomic adventure that transport you to the heart of India. One that takes you to the bustling streets of Delhi, the serene backwaters of Kerala, and even the royal kitchens of Rajasthan with every delectable bite.


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