Madurai Cuisine

Madurai cuisine mainly comprises of vegetarian food viz. dosai, idly, pongal and sambar. The food of Madurai is cooked in coconut oil using minimum condiments and spices. In fact, Madurai food is known to be both simple and tasty. Some of the common ingredients used in food of Madurai are lettuce leaves, carrots, brinjals, potatoes, ladies finger, tomatoes and cauliflower.

Madurai cuisine is very popular all over the country. Since the food is easy to cook people from various parts of the country are tempted to try out Madurai cuisine.

Madurai is also known for its filter coffee, which is very popular among the tourists coming to the city. Besides, the city is also famous for its drinks such as Paruthi Pal, Jil Jil Jigarthanda and Ambatbath. Paruthi is a popular drink in Madurai, which is made from coconut, raw rice flour and jaggery. Jil Jil Jigarthanda is yet another favorite drink, which is loved by the people of the city.

Madurai houses many hotels and restaurants that specialize in local cuisine. Some of the hotels, which offer excellent Madurai food are as follows:

  • Hotel Germanus
  • Hotel Royal Court
  • Hotel M.R. International
  • Hotel The Madurai Residency
  • Hotel Chentoor
At these hotels, one can taste the authentic cuisine of Madurai. Besides, the road-side stalls of the city also offer a large variety of delectable dishes.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011