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Throughout Tamil Nadu, serving food to other people is considered an act of great religious significance. Dindigul is very famous for food and like other parts of Tamil Nadu, Dindigul is famous for its vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes. Traditional Tamil people living in Dindigul prefer vegetarian food. Rice, different kinds of vegetables, lentils are used to cook the regular household dishes. There regular foods are made tasty as the people add different kinds of flavors and spices in the food. Like many other parts of Tamil Nadu and South India, the people use coconut water and rose water while cooking. Some of the popular dishes of Dindigul are Dosa, Sambar, Idly, Rasam etc and all of these foods are typical South Indian foods.
Traditional Dishes in Dindigul
In every traditional festivals or special occasions, traditional Tamil dishes are prepared in the houses. The traditional dishes are cooked in the traditional methods and hence the cooking style becomes elaborate and leisurely. The traditional way of eating food in South India is to seat on the floor and the food is served on freshly cut banana leaves. Many popular hotels in Dindigul still serve food on banana leaves, but the guests sit of table. In recent times, buffet style of serving is becoming very popular among the people.
Dindigul is famous for its biriyani and it is also known as the “biriyani city”. The Dindigul biriyani was originated from the Muslim populations of the area. Later the recipe of biriyani was modified by the Telegu speaking people of the region. Initially, the biriyani was served in small restaurants. As Dindigul has been a major commodity market for different types of agricultural products and many people comes to the place for different business purposes, these food stalls became hugely popular. Slowly, the Dindigul biriyani gained popularity and now a number of biriyani chains from Dindigul has established themselves are brand names and have a number of shops in all over Tamil Nadu. The Dindigul Thalapakatti Biriyani is probably the most popular among these biriyani chains. This chain has its own trademark and even had fought legal battles to uphold these rights.
Coffee in Dindigul
Like other parts of Tamil Nadu, coffee is the most popular beverage of Dindigul. Madras filter coffee or ‘Kottu’ is very popular in households. The basic tradition is the prepare coffee with sugar and milk, and then drink it from a small steel glass. Dindigul is a trading place and hence businessmen and traders from all over India come here. So, apart from coffee, tea is also quite popular. In recent times, with the increase of health consciousness, green tea are getting popular in this place.
Fast Food in Dindigul
Throughout the world, fast foods are probably the most popular type of food and Dindigul has developed a special affection towards fast foods. From paanipuri to kababs, chaats, mithai to burgers and pizzas, all are available in the different fast food shops present in Dindigul. Some of the internationally famous fast food chains are trying to open their restaurants in Dindigul.
Some Popular Restaurants of Dindigul
Venu Biriyani South Car Street, Dindigul 624001 Phone Number: 9865621224
Thalappakatti Naidu Biriyani Hotel East Car Street,near Mani Koondu, Dindigul 624001 Phone Number: 0451-2422076
ButterScotch Creams & Cafe 73 Pensioners Street | Hotel Gomath Towers, Dindigul 624001, India Phone Number: 0451-2430042
Astoria Veg Karur Road, Anna Salai, Dindigul 624001, India Phone Number: 0451-2240525