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Tamil Nadu has two distinct cuisines: vegetarian and non vegetarian.

A typical South Indian vegetarian meal is normally served as a 3 course meal. It is a simple and healthy meal. The vegetables are lightly cooked so they retain their natural flavors. Authentic recipes do not use either onion or garlic and use very little oil.

The meal starts with the first course of rice with Sāmbhar and vegetables, followed by rice and rasam and finally ends with curd rice.

A non-vegetarian meal is also served in courses except that the first and second courses are usually replaced by various biryanis and non-vegetarian meat dishes.

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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