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Traditional tamil brahmin recipes | authentic tamil brahmin recipes

Hailing from an authentic Tamil Brahmin family, my supreme love for Traditional Brahmin recipes is thoroughly justified. However, I totally love trying out recipes from different cuisines. A few months back when I met some of my relatives at a family wedding, there was a demand from my cousins to compile a post for Traditional Brahmin recipes. The idea behind this was to get a complete list of authentic Brahmin recipes that include No Onion No Garlic recipes. Even today there are many families that do not include onion and garlic in their daily diet. Many old people also avoid eating vegetables like drumstick, radish, carrots, bottle gourd as they are not considered Satvik foods or foods that control your mind.

However, with changing times and with increased awareness of the various health benefits that each of these vegetables have, people (including me), have started frequently including these items in their diet. So after much contemplation, here I have tried my best to compile most of the Tamil Brahmin recipes. What makes each culture so unique is the wide list of rituals that are followed during festivals and the pujas performed at home.

Keeping this in mind my sister’s blog Kalachar gives details about the practices in a typical Tamil Brahmin household during pujas and festivals.
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Generally, at our place, we will the system of having lunch at 10 am and by 2 30 pm we will have coffee|tea, and by 3 30 we will have a Tiffin and dinner will be mostly the leftovers from the morning cooking. If needed we will make a vegetable only.

But later on due to health reasons we changed the dinner to chapatis. And after coming to Singapore, the entire system changed and we follow the breakfast, lunch, and dinner concept only. But in my in-law’s place, they still follow the same system, and even when we go there for vacation we follow the similar one.

 

Traditional Tamil Brahmin recipes
tomato sweet pachadi
I have posted a detailed note on Sumangali parathanai .

Sumangali prarthanai procedures

So i have compiled the post according the traditional system only:
Click on the name to get the recipes:
KOOTU | KUZHAMBHU AND SAMBAR VARIETIES
AVARAKKAI PORICHA KOOTU

CURRY VARIETIES
Vazhipoo usili

RASAM VARIETIES
Kalyana Rasam

PACHADI VARIETIES
Mango pachadi

PICKLES | THOKKU
tomato thokku 1

RICE VARIETIES
Lemon rice 3

THOGAIYAL | PODI VARIETIES
Paruppu podi

TIFFIN VARIETIES | SNACK VARIETIES
Upma kozhukattai

HOME MADE POWDER | VADAM
sambar podi

CHUTNEY | GOTHSU VARIETIES FOR IDLI | DOSAI | POORI

PANDIGAI SAMAYAL | FESTIVAL RECIPES | SWEETS AND SAVORY RECIPES | BAKSHANAMS
TAMIL VARUSHA PIRRAPPU RECIPES
panakam 3

VARALAKSHMI VIRADHAM RECIPE – VARALAKSHMI NOMBU RECIPES
paruppu payasam

GANESHA CHATHURTHI RECIPES
Uppu kozhukattai

JANMASHTAMI RECIPES | GOKULASHTAMI RECIPES
vella seedai

NAVARATRI RECIPES
Channa sundal

DEEPAVALI RECIPES | DEEPAVALI BAKSHANAM
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THIRUVAADIRAI RECIPES

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KARTHIGAI DEEPAM RECIPES
kadalai urundai 2

PONGAL FESTIVAL RECIPES | KAANU RECIPES
sakkarai pongal

KARADAIYAN NOMBU ADAI

OTHER RECIPES
Filter coffee 1

Please ignore if you feel any recipes you won’t find authentic or traditional. I have complied it according to our family tradition.
Jeyashri’s kitchen has a collection of other recipes too. Please visit my recipe index for more recipes.

61 COMMENTS

  1. Your blog is my to go place for recipes. All the recipes I have Reid from your blog has come out well. Thank you for posting such delicious collection of recipes

  2. Hello Jayashri,
    All ur recipes posted in ur blog is awesome. I tried many of ur dishes and it came out really well.
    Currently i live in UK and some of the Indian items are not available here 🙁
    Traditional brahmin dishes are awesome and the pics u post are very tempting.

    No words to describe more 🙂

  3. Mam, I am tempted to try your recipes but wondering if they are meant only for Brahmins as you have emphasized more on it rather than recipes. …thanks.

  4. While browsing some South Indian recipes, I landed to this post. And I remembered by childhood days when the lunch was at 10 O'Clock in the morning, then Coffee at 2 O'Clock and so on. Even during my childhood, we rarely had food with Onion and Garlic in it.

    Loved this beautiful compilation. Best Regards, Amarendra

  5. Very recently one of my close friend asked me "Are'nt u bored being a brahmin gal. I see u guys do not have lot of dishes to enjoy as we have in NV".. I wud really ask him to look at ur blog.. Awesome work 🙂 Keep it up. If possible cud u pls post the "Porichakuzhambu" and "molagootal" recipes here…

  6. Dear MS.Jayashri ! Thank you for your service in online !!! Please re work the Adhirasam Recipe.. I am a Chef working in a five star hotel Around 14 yrs exp. first time i have seen ur blog. great!!!! The athirasam rice flour needs to grind coarsely not fne paste. you have to pestle for the flour coarsley and mix with the jaggery syrup, pinch of salt and keep it for min five days in the room temp to ferment, the sixth day add (opt)sesame seeds and elaichi powder mix once and start shape it and fry… you will get heritage Athirasam. … please try and taste,..i am from trichy. i learnt from my grand ma.. many times i have made it.

    Regards,
    Chef Suresh

    • Thank you sir, my mom learnt this from a samayal mami during a srardam. Actually she made the dough on the same day and fried the adirasams on the same day too. In our houses we do not make athirasams on a regular basis, even for diwali too we donot make. But will try out your version and let you know how it turned out. Thanks for the feedback sir.

  7. Hi Jeyashri…
    Fantastic collection…going to try as many as possible…and finish them one day! Very tasty and authentic recipes…will keep u posted….
    Thanks
    Nisha.

  8. Jeyashri you and your recipes are wonderful. You are great just like all recipes. Your collection is really wonderful. Awesome… And great help to all new ? .. thank you for your all delicious recipes…

  9. I am really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems? A handful of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

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