Tirunelveli cuisine is a perfect example of the typical South Indian cuisine. It honours the produce of the hard-working farmers by heroing the fresh vegetables, lentils, and rice. Every dish has a distinct aroma and flavour that's unique to Nellai cuisine. The appetising taste is achieved by blending spices and seasonings, including ginger, peppercorns, cumin, coriander seeds, green chillies, coconut, and curry leaves.
A typical Tirunelveli lunch is nothing short of a feast. Piping hot rice takes centre stage, accompanied by sambar, vatha kozhambu, rasam, appalam, kootu, poriyal, and aviyal. Buttermilk, curd, and payasam help you finish off your meal with utter satisfaction. Our breakfast and dinner dishes comprise soft idlis, crispy dosais, puffy pooris, sweet Kesari, and decadent Pongal. Not to forget the various vadais, adais, semiya upma and Kesari, uthappam, idiyappam, kichadi, and so on. Above all, our Tirunelveli Halwa is the shining jewel on our culinary crown.