Food and Cuisine


Kanchipuram is where the typical South-Indian food gets all the more interesting and delicious, with the cities own take on the classics to make the state's platter richer and delicious. It is a land of delicious idli, dosa, sambar, vada and uthappam.

  • Dosa

    A shallow fried pancake dish made from rice and black gram. The semi-liquid batter for this item is prepared and spread with a ladle on a flat pan and fried crisp. It is stuffed with boiled and sauted potatoes and served with sambar and coconut chutney.

  • Kanchipuram Idli

    A savoury dish made from semolina or rice. These appear like white pancakes, but vegetables and spices can be added to make it more colourful and flavourful. It can relished with coconut chutney and Sambar.

  • Sambar

    A traditional South-Indian stew made from lentils, tamarind and seasoned vegetables. It is relished with boiled rice or idli or Uthappamor dosa as a side dish. Sambar enhances the taste of its side dishes. It is also enjoyed with rice.

  • Uthappam

    Another savoury item made from rice flour and lentils. It is prepared with a semi-solid batter which is spread on a flat pan and topped with fresh and crispy onions or vegetables. It is relished with Sambar.

  • Vada

    A deep-fried savoury item made from lentils. These delights are deep fried golden-brown and served with Sambar, a traditional south Indian stew. It is served at roadside eateries to big hotels and restaurants.


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