Famous Tamil nadu Food Items

Tamil nadu is always known for its tasty cuisine both vegetarian and non vegetarian food. The use of plenty of spices like chilli, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and coconut give the dishes rich taste and aroma. Here are the details of some famous food items which are famous in Tamil nadu.

Tamil nadu is famous for its delicious cuisine prepared with specially ground masala. Most are traditional food recipes rich in nutrition. In Tamil nadu food, rice and legumes have very important place. Rice and dal are the basic cooking ingredients of Tamil nadu food. Tamarind is the unavoidable tasting agent of Tamil food.

Chettinad food varieties

Chettinad is a region in Tamil nadu famous for its rich cuisine. Chettinad cuisine is famous all over India for its aroma and mouth watering flavours especially in non vegetarian dishes. Boiled eggs are used in all of the non vegetarian dishes to decorate them. Fresh masalas with amazing flavours are used to prepare chettinad varieties. Fish, prawns, crabs, chicken and lamb are the main meats used to prepare chettinad dishes. These tasty varieties can be enjoyed with rice, dosa, idlis and appams. The famous vegetarian dishes of chettinad cuisine are idiyappam, athirasam, kuzhi paniyaram, karuppatti paniyaram, paal paniyaram etc.

Tasty Thalappakatti biryani

The biryani you can taste here is delicious and one of its own. The speciality of this biryani is the rice used in the preparation of it that is Seeragasamba rice. The meat used in biryani preparation is from good breeds from well known markets. The food item famous here is 'Dalcha' which goes best with Biryani. Dalcha is made with mutton bones and vegetables like potato, bringal and dal.

A best highway food - Kothu parotta

This one of the most famous food delicacies in Tamil nadu. These parottas are prepared with the items like eggs, meat and salna. The varieties found in kothu parotta are muttai parotta and chilli parotta. Generally these parottas are served with onion raita. It is the most famous street food available in Tamil nadu. Chicken and mutton kothu parotta are also in high demand on the streets of Tamilnadu as well as in many other parts of India.

Popular breakfast recipes of Tamil nadu

The Softest idlis in Tamilnadu are famous all over the world. The prefect mixture and fermentation of rice and urad dal is the key of making soft and mouth watering idlis. Idlis are served with sambar and chutney to enhance its taste. Paniyaram recipe is made with idli batter but the tava used for the preparation is little different. Another delicious breakfast recipe of Tamil nadu is appam. The best combination for sweet appam is coconut milk. Plain appam can be eaten with coconut or tomato chutney.

Regional cuisine in Tamilnadu

Tamil nadu is also famous for its food delicacies from the districts like Madurai and Tiruneveli. Famous food items in these are mutton and chicken dishes and fish delicacies. You can find north Indian style parathas in the area of Viruhdnagar, Tuticorin and Tiruneveli. The food items famous in Madurai are muttaiparotta, paruthipal, ennai dosai and karidosai. These food varieties are generally not found anywhere in tamilnadu. Fish varieties found in Nanjilnadu, kanyakumari are worth tasting. Fish curry prepared with grated coconut and coconut oil is extremely mouth watering.

Hot filter coffee

Along with all these tasty food items, Tamil nadu, especially Kumbakonam is famous for its hot filter coffee, popularly called Kumbakonam degree coffee. Made with freshly roasted and ground coffee beans, this filter coffee is popular among Tamil nadu people. The dictation made with coffee powder and hot water is added milk and sugar as per requirement and taste. A cup of hot filter coffee is the best option to start your day freshly.


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