Celebrating Madras Week: 10 Wonderful Dishes from Tamil Nadu You Didn’t Know About

Tamil cuisine is full of surprises. You think you’ve tried it all but there will always be these hidden treasures waiting to be explored. Every regional food experience in India is like a valued inheritance, rich with traditionsthat has been passed on over generations. As we’re in midst of celebrating Madras Week (from August 20 to August 27; commemorating the founding of the city of Madras on August 22, 1639), we thought it was apt to bring to fore some forgotten or rather unknown dishes from Tamil Nadu that are equally delicious….

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Kozhakattai or Modakam: Lord Ganesha’s Favourite Ladoos from Tamil Nadu

Modak can aptly be called the Indian version of sweet dumpling. These are prepared and relished with great enthusiasm all across the country and assume great significance during the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. The deity’s love for these sweet treats are well documented in Hindu mythological scriptures. South Indian desserts are revered and loved around the country, especially during festivities. The unique flavours and the prerequisite use of coconut give the essence of an authentic South Indian sweet. One of the most popular and traditional desserts from Tamil Nadu…

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Tamil Nadu’s Crispy Cashew Pakoda is the Perfect Evening Snack During Monsoon

Who doesn’t love crispy pakodas on a rainy day? Well, we all do. Our undying love for fried snacks is just beyond imagination and why not? They make for a great accompaniment with a piping hot cup of tea. Talk about pakodas, we all end up gorging on the same ol’ pyaaz ka pakoda, aloo ka pakoda or mirchi ka pakoda , but have you ever thought of trying the delectably crispy cashew pakoda or Munthiri Puruppu Pakoda popular in Tamil Nadu? This rich delicacy is religiously gorged on as evening snacks with a cup…

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Vande Mataram now mandatory in Tamil Nadu schools, offices: Madras HC passes order

The Madras HC passed an order, today, making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in Tamil Nadu schools, government offices, private entities and industries. Madras High Court makes Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and offices The Madras High Court (HC) passed an order, today, making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in Tamil Nadu schools, government offices, private entities and industries. Justice M V Muralidharan said that while schools must sing it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, the national song must be crooned in offices once a…

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Vodafone Launches 4G Services in Tamil Nadu

Leading telecom service provider Vodafone on Thursday launched its 4G (fourth generation) services in the state. The service “Vodafone Supernet 4G” initially launched in Coimbatore and in neighbouring Tirupur, will be made available in all major towns and cities across the state by March 2017, Vodafone India Business Head-Tamil Nadu, S Murali told reporters in Coimbatore. Built on the efficient 2100MHz, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone Supernet 4G customers to access Internet via mobile with speed, across a range of smart devices including Mi-Fi and Dongles, he said. On…

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Relief for Tamil Nadu, SC asks Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Karnataka government to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days. Earlier, the apex court had advised Tamil Nadu and Karnataka “live and let live”, as both the states locked horns and traded charges in the courtroom over the release of Cauvery water. Senior lawyer FS Nariman, appearing for Karanataka, said there were rain “deficit months” in the recent past and it was difficult to release the water due to Tamil Nadu. [Source:-Zee News]

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