Tamil Nadu Menu 1

Tamil Nadu Menu

Contributed by Roopa Padmanabhan

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Roopa Padmanabhan’s warm hospitality whether in a basha, a barrack or the grandeur of Army House will always be remembered by those who were privileged to be her guests. Her food retained its authentic Tamil Brahmin flavor no matter where she lived. Dignitaries from around the world relished this distinctive southern cuisine.

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Tamil Nadu Menu 1 by Roopa Padmanabhan

Main Meal

  • Paruppu
  • Steamed Rice to be served with 2 spoons of desi ghee
  • Paruppu Kuzhambu (Sambhar) and /or Morkuzhambu (S.Indian Khadi)
  • Tomato Rasam
  • Beans with Coconut
  • Kootu /Avial
  • Vazhakkai (Kela) Karamudhu
  • Vellarikkai (cucumber) Pacchadi
  • Appalam (Pappad) Fried
  • Thayir Vadai
  • Baghala Bath (curd rice)


  • Akkara vadisil
Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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