Tamil New Year's Day Special Menu/Tamil New Year's Day Menu- Chithirai Thiru Naal -TamilNadu Festival

Tamil New Year's Day

The “Tamil Puthaandu” or “Chithirai Thirunaal” symbolizes the new and prosperous beginning. The first day of the Tamil Calendar month “Chithirai” falls on the 14th of April which is celebrated as the New Year. Chithirai marks the beginning of Spring, when the neem trees start blooming and the first batch of mangoes grow. 

On this special day, the tradition goes by making food with six different taste innipu(sweet), pulipu(sour), kasapu(bitter), oovarpu(salty),thuvarpu(astringent), kaarpu(hot). This reminds that life is a mixture of different experiences like sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprises and has to be treated equally.

 “Iniya Chithirai Thirunaal Vaazhthukkal.”

Here's the Tamil New Years Day Menu...

Mango Pachadi
Carrot Pachadi
Arisi Paruppu Payasam
Moong Dal Payasam/Paasi Paruppu Payasam
Kadalai Paruppu Payasam/Channa Dal Payasam
Rava Kesari/Sooji Kesari
Murungaikkai Sambar/Drumsticks Sambar
Potato Fry/Varuval/UrulaiKizhangu Varuval
Avarakkai Poriyal/Flat Beans Poriyal
Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal and Drumsticks Fry
Urad Dal Vadai/Ullundhu Vadai/Medhu Vadai
Paruppu Rasam/Thur Dal Rasam
Veppam Poo Rasam/Neem Flower Rasam

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