Chettinadu is located in coastal Tamilnadu. It is famous for its tourist attractions. It is the homeland of the nattukottai chettiars
called the nagarathars, are a prosperous banking and business community. Chettinadu is famous for its fortress like heritage
homes and temples made by chettiars. In the book. "The Chettiar heritage" authors S.Muthiah, Meenakshi meyappan and
Visalakshmi ramasamy portray the chettiars as a conservative community of traders and financiers with traditions centuries
old. Whenever the chettiars travelled abroad,they always brought with them their own cooks, the dhobis and the kanakupillais
(accountants).Chettinad cuisine is almost synonymous with the name of the place.The culinary delicacies presented in chettinad
cuisine are found to be delectable by people around the world. Chettinad cuisine is a mix of both vegetarian and non?vegetarian
food Chettinad cuisine hails from the deep southern region of Tamilnadu. Chettinad cuisine is far cry from the bland cuisine
of traditional tamilian Brahmins ? it is one of the spicest, oiliest and most aromatic in India. Authentic chettinad food includes
ingredients from south ? East Asia such as star anise,a typical Chinese spice and red rice from Burma.Other fragrant spices includes
coriander, turmeric, cumin, pepper, fenugreek and cinnamon. In Chettinad food, the most important spices are Marathi mokku
(dried flower pods),anasipoo (star aniseed) and kalpasi.Most of the dishes are eaten with rice and rice based accompaniments.
Methods of cooking followed in Chettinad cuisines are Deep Frying and Steaming.The arts of chettinad occupy a distinct
position in south Indian folkiore. Some of the tourist places in Chettinad are Karpagavinayagar temple, Athmanathaswamy
temple, Chettiar palace, Kamban mani mandapam, Kaviarsar kannadhasan mani mandapam, Kundrakkudi murugan temple and
He is working as a Assistant professor - food production at Dr.YSR.National institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad. He has
Completed his M.phil (Tourism management), M.sc (Hotel management), M.T.M (Master of Tourism management) and D.H.M.C.T (Diploma in hotel
management). He is having 12years experience in teaching.He was a member in Madurai kamaraj University, Madurai, Bharthidasan University,
Tiruchy, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Examination bodies. He has conducted many workshops and training pragrammes in various cuisines.
He is working as a Associate Professor & Head, Department of Hotel Management and Catering Science, Madurai Kamaraj University College,
Madurai. He has completed Ph.D (Tourismmanagement),M.sc (Hotel managementand catering science), M.T.M (Master of tourism management).
He is having 35 years experience in teaching. He is a chairman?Board of studies in Hotel Management (U.G/P.G) ? Madurai Kamaraj university,
Madurai and Bharathidasan University, Tiruchy. He has presented more than 40 papers in various level conferences. He has published more than
15 papers in reputed journals.
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