Coimbatore Famous Foods (Kongnadu Cuisine)

Coimbatore,being the secong largest city in Tamil Nadu, also known as Kovai. One should not miss the opportunity to have delicious Coimbatore famous foods after visiting there.

Coimbatore and its surrounding areas are called as the Kongunadu, and the authentic Kongunadu cusine is a absolute delight to devour.

Coimbatore famous foods (Kongnadu Cuisine)

1. Arisi Parupu Satham (Khichdi)

It is a very delicious dish . It comprises of rice and toor dal as a base with onions and tomatoes flavoured with freshly ground spices. Pacha puli rasam (Raw Rasam) makes a great combo for this dish.


Coimbatore Famous Foods


2.  Kongu Style Chicken fry or Pallipalayam Chicken fry

A very yummy dish which  uses small onions, turmeric and coconut.

Coimbatore famous foods

Pallipalayam Chicken fry


3. Sweet Pathaneer Payasam and Elaneer Payasam

Pathaneer is a juice extracted from the palm tree and it makes a yummy dessert.

Elaneer payasam uses the tender coconut flesh, coconut milk, full cream milk and flavoured with elaichi.

Coimbatore famous foods

Sweet Pathaneer Payasam and Elaneer Payasam

4. Kollu Rasam and Kollu Chutney ( Horsegram Rasam )

Kollu or Horsegram is a nutritious legume with medicinal properties. Kollu Rasam or Horse gram helps treat cold and cough in children.

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Kollu Rasam and Kollu Chutney ( Horsegram Rasam )

5. Kalkandu Pongal

It is a very yummy dessert made with rice, moong dal and Kalkand or rock sugar or Mishri Sugar.

Coimbatore famous foods

Kalkandu Pongal

About Coimbatore – 

Coimbatore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To the northwest is the centuries-old, Dravidian-style Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Temple, Marudamalai. The colorful and intricately carved Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple lies southeast of here. In the center, the Gass Forest Museum has a huge collection of preserved animals and tree trunks. Southeast, birds and butterflies inhabit Singanallur Lake.


Note – We have no intention of promoting above mentioned places / shops. We have written this blog only for the information of users. We do not guarantee authenticity of mentioned places as we may not have personally visited above places, but have taken “Internet” as a source while writing above blog.



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