Thala Vazha Ilai Virunthu – Annual Event


Chettinad or Chettiar Lunch

A Chettiar lunch is generally vegetarian. A wedding lunch generally comprises six grains, nine savoury side dishes and  sweets (including fruit).


Varieties of Lunch in Chettiar Lunch

Boiled rice

Ghee for flavouring rice

Cooked dhal

Sambar (Main ingredients: vegetable and thick gravy of dhal)

Kara kuzhambu (Main ingredients: vegetable and chettinadu special spices)

Thaneer Kuzhambu (Main ingredients: vegetable and light gravy of dhal)

Soup (Main ingredients: vegetable and dhal extract)

Rasam (Main ingredients: tamarind juice and pepper)

Kootu (Main ingredients: vegetable and dhal or coconut)

Poriyal (Main ingredients: vegetable and dhal or coconut)

Masiyal (Main ingredients: mostly greens)

Pachchadi (Main ingredients: vegetable, tamarind juice and dhal)

Masala (Main ingredients: vegetable and chettinadu special spices)

Curd

Appalam

Variety of pickles

Payasam (a sweet conclusion of full meal)