Celebration & Meal Go Hand-in-Hand
No wedding ceremony is complete without a grand meal. Most of the time, the meals served are an important reminder of the community and the customs associated with the wedding.
Kongu Naadu Cuisine
Kongu Naadu Cuisine is mostly South Indian and has its strong base with rice as the main ingredient. There are many exotic and mouthwatering recipes that are specifically created by people living in that region. Most of the time, the food is served on a banana leaf. As is the custom with many Indian weddings, eating on a banana leaf adds both nutrition and taste to the food that is served.
Dishes & Delicacies of Kalyana Virundhu in Tamil Gounder Weddings
Some of the popular Kongu Naadu dishes include Idly, Dosa, Appam and Paniyaram. One of the best parts about Kongu cuisine is that the ingredients used to prepare the dishes does not require marination. Therefore, the food prepared is fresh, tasty and healthy too. Turmeric is one of the most common ingredients due to its coloring as well as antibacterial properties.
Arisi Paruppu Sadam is a simple dish that is made using rice and dal. This dish is very unique to the Kongu Nadu Cuisine. Kaalaan is the spiced mushroom dish which is made by frying mushrooms and adding them to the broth. The broth is made of onions, coriander and other spices. Oppittu is a dessert with rice, dal, ghee and cardamom.
Kalyana virundhu is a real feast in the Gounder wedding typical to the popular ‘Kalyana Samayal Saatham’ song in ‘Mayabazaar’ movie. It is the apt ending to the wedding rituals where people eat heartily and bless the couple for a wonderful life together!