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  • MEAT MADRAS- This is a spicy but delicious curry is named after Chennai, the metropolis in southern India perhaps because in the humid south, people rather eat hot food. Strange though it may seem, this is because hot and spicy food makes one perspire thereby cooling the body.

Ingredients: 6 tbsp cooking oil 2 medium-sized onions, coarsely chopped 1 inch cube of ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped 4-6 dried red chillies 1-2 fresh green chillies, sliced lengthwise 6-8 medium tomatoes chopped 3 tsp coriander powder


  • PLAIN IDLIS- Plain Idlis are similar to rice cakes, but they are eaten with a coconut side dish made out of beaten coconut white mixed with a little spice. Its called Coconut (Thenga in Tamil) Chutney. Also typically served are Tomato chutney (the difference is here tomato pulp is used) and Dal sambar. The Idlis are served steaming hot. They are meant to be eaten with hand.
  • KANCHEEPURAM IDLIS- Kancheepuram Idlis are hot and spicy. These differ from the normal Idlis due to the extra ingredients added usually to make it a little more spicy.

The extra ingredients added are whole husked blackgram, Oil, Melted ghee, Whole black pepper, Cumin seeds and Fresh thick curd. These Idlis are a little oily compared to the normal ones. The sides are usually the same.

  • PAL PAYASAM OR RICE PUDDING- This is a sweet dish made from rice and thich milk. The Ingredient used are as follows.

Rice - 1 cup Thick milk - 10 cups Sugar - 1 cup Cardamom powder - little Cashewnuts - 1 tbls thinly sliced Ghee - for frying

  • DOSA- This is Indias answer to the French Crepes (french dish very similar to dosa), though the answer could arguably have been given much before the question was asked. It is made from rice flour. Rice flour is mixed with an optimum level of water. Finding the optimum level is an art which most of the Indian women are born with. As too much or too less can make your Dosa non-appetizing.

Dosas again come in a variety of forms and sizes. A dosa with potato curry stuffed inside becomes a Masala Dosa. A Dosa made from Rice flour and Fine semolina (Rawa) becomes a Rawa Dosa. Dosas like Idlis are usually eaten with Coconut chutney, Tomato chutner and sambar.

  • AAPPAM
  • VEN PONGAL
  • LEMON RICE
  • TAMARIND RICE
  • CURD RICE
  • RASAM
  • MURUKKU
  • ADHIRASAM
  • BAJJI
  • VETRAL KUZHAMBU

Too many cities?

I reckon there's too many cities here. Someone in the know is gonna have to chop some out, or better still, create a few sub-regions. Tim 23:40, 17 August 2006 (EDT)

We need to split the city into regions. Any suggestions. Please let me know on your talk page. Upamanyuwikitravel 07:51, 1 March 2007 (EST)
I was actually thinking of pruning the whole article. There are lots of typos and mis-organisation in the Festivals too. Just give me 2 days time. Am tied a wee bit up now. Yogi
Yes, pruning this and creating regions would both be fine ideas. I do not know the area well enough to do much of either. Volunteers? Pashley 22:19, 29 December 2009 (EST)
There are too many cities, but as Tamil Nadu is right now the lowest level of region, we can not just delete the cities, as this will leave many of them without anything linking to them. I will now put the cities in again and afterwards consider a possible subdivision. ClausHansen 03:24, 30 December 2009 (EST)

Cities

I'm moving them here and reducing the list to nine. --Wandering 17:01, 18 December 2007 (EST)

  • Aragalur
  • Auroville - a popular spiritual and religious site in Pondicherry state, very near to Chennai.
  • Chennai (Madras) - the capital of Tamil Nadu. One of India's four metropolitan cities.
  • Chidambaram - also known as Thillai, since the place was originally a forest of the thillai, botanically known as excecaria agallecha shrubs, is an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Saivites as the famous Nataraja Temple is located here
  • Coimbatore - on the banks of the river Noyyal, and the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South
  • Dindigul - Dindigul district was carved out of the composite Madurai District on 15.9.1985. This district has many places of tourist interest like Kodai, Palani temple, some historical forts and temples. This district is bound by Erode, Coimbatore, Karur and Trichy districts on the North, by Sivaganga and Tiruchi District on the East, by Madurai district on the South and by Theni and Coimbatore Districts and Kerala State on the West.
  • Erode (Previously Periyar District) - The turmeric & sugarcane capital of Tamilnadu. One of the South India's famous river Cauvery is flowing through this district. Cambridge of Tamilnadu.
  • Kalpakkam (Chennai) - a few kms away from Mahabalipuram which has the famous Indira Gandhi Atomic Power Plant, a nuclear breeder reactor Uuranium-235,238)
  • Kanchipuram - 75 kms from Chennai, one of the seven holy cities in the country, and a visit is believed to bestow salvation; renowned for its silk sarees
  • Kanniyakumari - The southern most tip of the Indian mainland, it is famous for its conjunction of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal into the Indian Ocean. Also well known for its beaches, the Tiruvalluvar Statue and the man made island Vivekananda Rock. Very nearby is the Padmanabhapuram palace which was the erstwhile palace of the King of Travancore
  • Kodaikanal - a popular hill resort
  • Kovilpatti - Known as the Matchless City of Matches, the city is very famous for the Match Industries
  • Kulithalai
  • Kumbakonam - A city famous for its temples (there are hundreds of them).
  • Madurai - on the banks of the River Vaigai, known as Athens of the East, a place of great historical and cultural importance, and the oldest city in Tamil Nadu
  • Mamallapuram - though no longer a port, Mamallapuram has retained its fame in stone, thanks to the great contribution of Pallava artisans, and is amongst the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture and a jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu
  • Naamakkal - a small historic city
  • Ooty - a popular hill station, famous botanical garden, dotabetta, speciality by travelling in palchakra vandi from Mettupaalayam
  • Palani - famous dhandayudhapaani (Murugan) Hill Temple
  • Pondicherry - a small French city and part of a union territory within Tamil Nadu
  • Rameswaram - a fine town temple and miles of empty beach a short auto ride away
  • Salem - Mango City of India, This city if famous for Sago,Textiles, Silver leg chains,Magnesite ore, Boxite. Salem Steel is very famous worlwide. "Poor man ooti"-Yercaud is situated in salem. Mettur- The Stanley reservoir is also in Salem district.
  • Sivakasi - cracker city of India
  • Swamithoppe - a historical town with vast cultural and religious heritage, situated 8 km north-west to Kanyakumari, is one of the most important temples in Tamil Nadu. This is the religious head-quarters of Ayyavazhi and one among the five holy places of Ayyavazhi.
  • Thanjavur - also called the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu, is well-known throughout the world for being the home of the Brahadeeswara temple, the magnificent palace, Rajah Serfoji's Saraswathi Mahal Library, Art Gallery and also for its exquisite handicrafts like the Art Plate, pithwork, bronze icons, Thanjavur paintings and the classical South Indian musical instruments
  • Theni
  • Thiruvayaru
  • Tiruchy - famous for temples like Malaikottai, Srirangam, Thiruvanai Kovil, Samaya puram, Vekkali amman, Vayalore, gopaldas diamond merchants
  • Tirunelveli - known for the architecture and antiquity of its temples, its main attraction is the twin temples of Kanthimathi-Nellaiappar dedicated to Parvati and Shiva respectively
  • Tirupur - This is the export city of Tamilnadu exporting Hosiery garments all over the world. People are famous for their hard work and success. This non sleeping city's growth in the past 15 years is greatest
  • Tiruvallur - famous for the temple of Sri VeeraraghavaSwami and the 40 foot tall Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha AnjaneyaSwami
  • Tiruvannamalai - temple of Lord Shiva
  • Tuthukudi
  • Tuticorin - now known as Thoothukudi, and headquarters of the Thoothukudi district, is famed for pearl fishing, production of salt, fishing and other related business
  • Udumalaippettai - a mountain resort
  • Vaitheeswaran koil
  • Vellankani - a town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, fourteen kilometers from Nagapattinam, this renowned Basilica of Our Lady of Health draws pilgrims from all over the world
  • Virudhaachalam
  • Virudhunagar
  • Yelagiri - great for treks and expeditions
  • Yercaud - trekker country

Doing that again. Here's the list before I started pruning Pashley 21:44, 29 December 2009 (EST)

  • Dharmapuri - 290 km from chennai, 130 km from Bangalore [NH-7],the beautiful town located in the northern part of Tamilnadu. Town has more historic values and once it was capital of the great Adhiyaman kingdom (chola). You can see many ancient temples in and around the town. Town is famous for Mango and worldclass Granites. Hogenakkal falls is just 40 km from the town.
  • Erode The Kongu region is famous for Agriculture, Textiles Milk (Erode Aavin), Edible Oils (Erode), Turmeric (Erode has the largest market in India)
  • Kanchipuram - 75 km from Chennai, one of the seven holy cities in the country, and a visit is believed to bestow salvation; renowned for its silk sarees
  • Kanniyakumari - The southern most tip of the Indian mainland, it is famous for its conjunction of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal into the Indian Ocean. Also well known for its beaches, the Tiruvalluvar Statue and the man made island Vivekananda Rock. Very nearby is the Padmanabhapuram palace which was the erstwhile palace of the King of Travancore (Kerala).
  • Madurai - on the banks of the River Vaigai, known as Athens of the East, a place of great historical and cultural importance, and the oldest city in Tamil Nadu
  • Mamallapuram - though no longer a port, Mamallapuram has retained its fame in stone, thanks to the great contribution of Pallava artisans, and is amongst the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture and a jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu
  • Melacauvery
  • Mondaikadu
  • Periyakulam
  • Salem
  • Srirangam
  • Sivakasi
  • Thanjavur - also called the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu, is well-known throughout the world for being the home of the Brihadeeswara temple, the magnificent palace, Rajah Serfoji's Saraswathi Mahal Library, Art Gallery and also for its exquisite handicrafts like the Art Plate, pithwork, bronze icons, Thanjavur paintings and the classical South Indian musical instruments
  • Thiruvannaamalai
  • Tranquebar (also called Tharangambadi)
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Velankanni
  • Velllore

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