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Cuisine of Chettinad

Taste the cuisine of Chettinad to make your tour to Chettinad a memorable one. An eminent city in Tamil Nadu, Chettinad is popularly called the Land of Chettiars - the wealthiest merchant families in Tamil Nadu. Chettinad is adorned with lavish wood furnishings and ceramic collections from across the world, manifesting the magnificent architectural style of ancient times.

There are several palaces and mansions in Chettinad that are worth a visit on your tour to Tamil Nadu. Visit the Kamban Mani Mandapam and the Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandapam. Go for excursions to Devakottai to see the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and Periya Minor's Veedu. Learn the art of making and drying tiles at Athangudi. Enjoy the delicious cuisine of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu, while you explore the various tourist destinations in and around Chettinad.

You will have a nice time relishing the cuisine of Chettinad, as there are some good eat-outs here. The cuisine of Chettinad, offered by the different Chettinad hotels, is perhaps the spiciest and the most aromatic in the country. Some of the popular Chettinad delicacies that you can gorge upon at the hotels in Chettinad are the varuval (meat, fish or vegetables fried with onions and spices), poriyal (curry), and kuzhambu (ingredients stewed in gravy of coconut milk and spices).

The cuisine of Chettinad is popular all over South India, especially Chennai. There are many places in Chennai like Anjapaar, Ponuswamy and Kaaraikudi where you can pamper yourself with traditional Chettinad food. The non-vegetarian food catered at the Rain Tree restaurant in Chennai is a perfect instance of the famed highly spiced Chettinad cuisine.