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Tamil Cuisine

One of the most colourful and flavoursome cuisines comes from the Southern end of IndiaTamil Nadu. A delectable blend of sweet, spicy, sour and tangy, the 'Thamil Unavu' has plenty to offer. Coconut finds its presence across almost all recipes thanks to its abundance throughout the coastline of the state. Other major ingredients used are Rice, Haldi and Imli. A wholesome Tamil thali 'Sappadu' consists of a range of tasty Tamil delicacies and is traditionally served on banana leaf. An elaborate variant of this platter called 'Virundhu Sappadu' is enjoyed during festivals and ceremonies. This mega treat involves a never-ending array of tasty dishes such as Poriyal, Curry, Varuval, Pachadi, Payasam, Rasam, Sambar, Thokku, Vadai, Appam, Rice, Kuzambu along with a few sweets, buttermilk, and fruit.

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  • Murungai Keerai Soup

    Drumstick (murungai) and its leaves (keerai) are a part of everyday Tamil cooking...

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  • Uttapam

    Did you know that Uttapams were traditionally made on the third day after...

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  • Vegetable Kootu

    A famous healthy dish in the South, this dish is packed with proteins, vitamins...

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  • Karacha Dosai

    A common week day dinner in many Tamil households, karacha is a Tamil word that...

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  • Godumai Appam

     Appam is said to have originated in Kerala and locally it is enjoyed as a...

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  • Chai (Tamil Style)

    Roadside tea stalls are famous in Tamil Nadu for multiple reasons. A bench on...

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  • Kumbakonam Degree Coffee

    There are many stories and theories behind the name ‘Kumbakonam degree coffee’....

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  • Multigrain Dosa

    Consuming a variety of grains and pulses improves our health and also provides...

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  • Vermicelli Upma

    There are several varieties of upma ranging from sooji, seviyan to rice rawa....

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  • Gongura Thokku

    This typical Andhra chutney called thokku or pachadi is very healthy and a must...

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  • Kara Boondi

    Kara means spicy in Tamil and this is where the dish gets its name from. Kara...

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  • Nellikai Sadam

    Nellikai is the Indian gooseberry that is known as the ‘fruit of life’. It is...

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  • Paruppu Payasam

    The word ‘payasam’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘peeyusham’ meaning ‘nectar’....

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  • Paruppu Vadai

     Paruppu vadai is a traditional dish offered as ‘naivedyam’ on festive days....

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  • Masala Potato Poriyal

    This homemade potato fry is a simple and common side dish eaten with many rice...

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  • Pongal

    Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, and a rice dish also known...

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  • Rasam

     Peppery and sour at the same time, this soup is ideal for chilly winters or when...

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  • Neer Masala Mor

     In peak summers, when the heat is really unbearable and there is no appetite for...

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  • Kara Chutney

     Kara in Tamil means hot and spicy. Interesting part is that the name doesn’t...

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  • Masala Vadai

    Do you know that masala vadai is ingrained so deep in the Tamil culture that...

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  • Urulai Somasi

    Do you know that somasi is the Tamil version of the most popular north Indian...

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  • Thakkali Chutney

    Like most other South India chutneys, thakkali chutney too has made its mark with...

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  • Manga Thokku

    Manga Thokku (pickle) has a nice combination of flavours and tastes best when it...

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  • Keerai Masiyal (Spinach mash)

    Tamilians believe that it is essential for good health to consume Keerai or...

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  • Kothu Parottas (Parottas Strips)

    Kothu Parottais a popular street food across Tamil Nadu. It’s cooked with left...

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  • Semiya Payasam

    This is the south Indian version of the dessert, which originated about 2,000...

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  • Vellam Seedai

    Vellam Seedai, a traditional snack prepared in Kerala and Tamil Nadu during...

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  • Bhindi Rice (Vendakkai Saddam)

    Vendakkai Saddam or Bhindi Rice is a Chettinad-style rice preparation that is...

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  • Carrot Rice

    Carrot rice is a simple-to-make winter recipe that is popular in Tamil Nadu. It...

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  • Thattai (Thattuvadai)

    Thattai is a crunchy and eminently tasty dish, and is thus a popular snack in the...

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  • Garlic Karasev

    Prepared as a Diwali snack all over peninsular India, the much-popular Garlic...

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  • Tirunelveli Halwa

    The Tirunelveli Halwa is more than 3-centuries old. This lovely sweet dish was...

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  • Adhirasam

    Adhirasam is an authentic sweetmeat of Tamil Nadu that is specially served to...

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  • Murukku

    Murukku is a crispy fried snack that originated in Tamil Nadu in the 8th...

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  • Rava Khichadi

    The name ‘Khichadi’ originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Khicca’, which translates...

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  • Ghee Rice (Nei Sadham)

    In Tamil Nadu, Nei Sadham or ghee rice is served on special occasions,...

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  • Vivika

    Food lore credits Gujarati weavers who visited Tamil Nadu for trade as the...

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  • Avial

    Avial's history is ensconced in Indian mythology. It is said that Bhima...

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  • Kootu

    Both the Iyengar and the Iyer households of Tamil Nadu love the humble...

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  • Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice)

    Thayir Sadam or curd rice is a meal as well as a 'Prasadam' that is offered...

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