Tamil New Year's Day or Varusha Pirappu or Tamil Puthandu is celebrated in the beginning of Chithirai-the first month in the Tamil Calendar year. On this day people wear new clothes and relish festive food. Maanga Pachadi or raw mango pachadi is a must in the New Year's menu. It is a sweet, sour and bitter dish made with raw mangoes, jaggery and neem flowers.
Tamil New Year Recipes
Given below is a list of dishes prepared on that day (Tamil New Year festival menu)
Payasam recipes (find varieties of payasam/Kheer recipes)
Cabbage curry or plantian curry or any vegetable curry without onion and garlic (curry recipes) or any stir fry and kootu
Maanga Pachadi (Raw mango pachadi - a must for Tamil New Year)
Vadai or paruppu vada without onion and garlic or Crispy Cabbage Paruppu vada