Top 20 Karaikudi Dishes


Karaikudi is known for its delicious and mouth watering dishes, it serves traditional taste of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. This place Karaikudi is famous for its spicy taste and various types of numerous dishes. They are not only known for its spicy taste and also popular for its way of preparing traditional dishes. They also provide nutritive to human body. Presenting you the top 20 best Karaikudi Dishes, that will definitely end you in a satisfying lunch or dinner.

1. Mutton Curry

Add medium pieces of mutton, small sliced onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, red chilli, green chilli, is added and is allowed to boil for 15 to 20 minutes. This mutton curry is different from the normal mutton curry as it makes the dish spicier and tastes delicious when tried.


2. Mutton Biryani

When we say Biryani, the spicy and tastes comes to our mind. Mutton is made to boil and placed separately. Adding three cups of water, tomatoes, salt, garam masala and fresh powder and the boiled mutton is added to the mix, till the mutton is being mixed with the masala, stirring it repeatedly.


3. Mutton Pepper Fry

As we know, pepper has medicinal use in it. It is used as a home remedy for common cold and throat infection. Washed mutton pieces, sliced small onion, crushed whole black pepper, ginger garlic paste are being added into the pan and fried until  you get the desired consistency.


4. Mutton Chukka

Mutton Chukka is said to be one of the tastiest dish one should taste at least once, to experience the traditional taste of the Karaikudi Mutton Chukka. Garam masala, washed mutton pieces, turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, and little amount of pepper powder is being added and fried in oil and served.


5. Fish Biryani

Add fish pieces, oil, ginger garlic paste, chopped tomatoes, onions, red chilli, green chilli, cardamom, mint leaves. Keep the rice in a pressure cooker along with all the masala ingredients and mix it with all the stuff added.


6. Fish Curry

Add medium pieces of fish, small sliced onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, red chilli, green chilli, is added and is allowed to boil for 15 to 20 minutes. There is a saying that fish curry gets tastier as the days passes by. It is then served with rice for a perfect lunch or a dinner.


7. Fish Fry

Fish is considered to be a food which must be included as a part of human diet as it is good for eyes and thyroid problems. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, mix the fish pieces along with all the masala and fry it in oil. It is one of the best side dish for all types of food.


8. Chicken Pepper Fry

Add garam masala, dry red chilli, small sliced onion, ginger garlic paste into the pan. Along with this masala, medium pieces of chicken are also added into the mix and stirred well to make the dish a splendid one.


9. Chicken Biryani

Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, sliced small onion, tomatoes, green chili, red chili, garam masala and medium pieces of chicken into a pan and fry until it mix with all the stuff added. Then followed by this, soaked rice is added into the mix and is stirred well to mix with all the ingredients added.


10. Chicken Fry

The paste in which mutton is to be soaked and fried is being prepared. Garam masala, chilli powder and all masala powder which adds an extra flavor to the dish are being mixed. The washed chicken pieces are being soaked into the paste, it is fried in oil deeply and served as a starter or a side dish to the main course.


11. Chicken Curry

Add chicken pieces, garam masala, red chili, green chili, red chili powder, if needed coconut drape to reduce the taste of spices and stir well until it gets mix with all the stuff added. This is a common dish that can be prepared by almost all people to have a special dish on a tiring day of work at office.


12. Grilled chicken

Grilled Chicken is a suitable main course dish for a non-vegetarian lunch. Marinating the chicken with all types of masala powder and making it getting soaked in the masala powder. Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness.


13. Prawn Fry

Cut the tomatoes, coriander leaves, and onions. Add oil, cloves, red chili, green chili, cinnamon, cardamom in a pan and fry. Add chicken to the pan along with all the stuff that has been fried in oil to make the curry. It is then served along with any main course as it gives awesome taste to the eater.


14. Prawn Biryani

Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, sliced small onion, tomatoes, oil, washed pieces of mutton and stir well until it gets mixed with a little stuff added. Add rice along with the mix and is allowed to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.


15. Potato Fry

Slice potato into medium pieces. Add garam masala, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, boiled potatoes, oil to the pan and fry along with all the stuff added.


16. Crab Curry

Add small sliced onions, tomatoes, red chili powder, and washed crab pieces are added to the mix and is stirred well to make the dish a tastier one.


17. Kara Kulambu

Kara Kulambu is one of the traditional dishes of Tamil Nadu that is being prepared at homes and served in almost all the South Indian Weddings or at Restaurant. Sliced tomatoes, onion is added along with sambhar powder, turmeric powder, grinded coconut paste is added, allowed to boil for 2 minutes. It is served for everyone as it tastes good. Any vegetable is added, to add an extra flavor of the dish.


18. Malli Kulambu

Everyone must have Kulambu recipes like this one in their repertoire to save the day especially when they do not have any vegetables at home. Sliced tomatoes, grinded coconut paste is added, red chili powder into the pan and is stirred well.


19. Mor Kulambu

It cools down your body as we know butter milk is always taken during summer season so as to reduce the heat in our body. Tur dhal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and rice is soaked in hot water for 10 minutes.


20. Vatha Kulambu

Chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, tamarind pulp, water is added and it is allowed to boil. The pan is closed with a pan and heated over low fame. Vatha Kulambu is also one of the traditional dishes of Tamil Nadu that is served with meals.