It’s that time of the year again, New Year! Whether you’re a Tamil or a non-Tamil, everyone wants to eat something new on this new year. There’s something about the new year that makes people want to try out different cuisines. The new year is also a great time to catch up with your friends and family. So, instead of eating the same old food, why not make something new? Even if you’re not much of a cook, it’s easy to make something tasty. Here are some of the simple best dishes to make for Tamil New Year.
Simple Dessert for Tamil New Year
If you’re trying to make something new for the Tamil New Year, why not try out the traditional Paal Paniyaram recipe? This is a South Indian dish made of coconut milk and unfermented (rice + Urad dal) batter. This paniyaram is a healthy sweet that is easy to make and is good for people of all ages. Paal Paniyaram is a must-try dish for the Tamil New Year!
This is a delicious Indian dessert and you can take it to the next level by adding cardamom & fresh cream!
For the Tamil new year, why not try making a Pongal for your loved ones? Pongal is the festival of the Tamil month of ‘Thai’, and often referred to as “Thai Pongal”. It is a delicious dish that symbolizes the joyous welcome of spring to the Tamil people. Pongal is a dessert made of rice and roasted mung dal.
We can prepare it either as sweet pongal, named as “Sakarai Pongal” or just salted pongal, named as “Ven Pongal”. Here, We have prepared Chocolate Pongal, you can subtitute the cocoa with “Nattu Sakarai”, also called as Palm Sugar!
Arusuvai Sambar for Tamil New Year
If you’re trying to make something new, why not try the traditional sambar made of vegetables? Sambar is a delicious Indian dish made of vegetables, Toot dal, spices and seasonings. You can try out arusuvai sambar, by adding all tastes such as sweet, sour, bitter, salty, pungent, & astringent. Yes of course, it’s made of a lot of vegetables such as drumstick, brinjal, yam, green chili, tomato, onion, garlic, ladies finger, etc.
It’s really easy to prepare Arusuvai sambar at home, if you have the Homemade Sambar Powder handy!
Do you love crispy dishes? If yes, why not try the crispy dosa for the Tamil new year? Dosa is a delicious South Indian dish made of fermented rice and urad dal batter. The fermented batter is spread on a dosa tawa and apply some ghee or oil.
If you have doubts on preparing the dosa batter, here you go! It answers all your questions such as rice and urad dal proportion, can I use Mixer or Wet Grinder to prepare the batter?, etc.
If you like something light for the Tamil new year, why not try the fluffy idli? This is a traditional Tamil dish made of fermented rice and urad dal. You can now try out the fluffy idli by soaking the rice & urad dal for two to four hours. Then, you can try the idli by mixing the fermented rice and urad dal batter with a little bit of salt. Now you’re ready to serve the fluffy idli to your loved ones!
Assortment of Chutney
The dosa or Idly is now served with an assortment of chutneys such as coconut chutney, Tomato Chutney, Onion Chutney, and Peanut Chutney. Try these as they goes well with all of the recipes mentioned here except for the sweet!
For the Tamil new year, why not try the Rava upma? This is a traditional Indian snack made of boiled sooji (Rava), groundnuts and some seasonings. All you need is take care of the quantity of water you add to boil the sooji as it determines the final consistency of the Upma!
The Tamil New Year is a special occasion that celebrates the new year and the Tamil culture. It is also the time when you can try out different delicious dishes for the New Year. If you’re looking for some of the best dishes to make for this occasion, look no further. The following are some of the best dishes to make for the Tamil New Year:
Try out the traditional paal paniyaram made with coconut milk. This is a healthy dessert that is easy to make and is good for people of all ages.
Next up, why not try making a Pongal for your loved ones? Pongal is a delicious dish that symbolizes the joyous welcome of spring to the Tamil people. You can prepared it in two ways – sweet & salt!
Another great dish to try out is the crispy dosa. This is a delicious South Indian dish made of fermented rice & urad dal batter. You can try out the arusuvai sambar made of spices like garlic, coriander, red chilli, and cumin.
Last but not least, try making the fluffy idli for the Tamil New Year. This is a traditional Indian dish made of fermented rice and urad dal. You can now try the fluffy mini idli and make it float on the arusuvai sambar. Then, you are ready to serve the fluffy idli to your loved ones! A variety of chutnies such as coconut chutney, tomato chutney, onion chutney, peanut chutney goes well with all of the above recipes except for the dessert you prepare!