Tanjore is the medieval capital of the Great Chola Kingdom of the Tamil country. The Cholan period is the most creative epochs of Indian culture, art and overseas trade-often compared in artistic achievement to classical Greece. Travel historian Micheal Wood in his History of India BBC series called Cholas the “Last of the Classical Civilizations”.
The name Tanjore evokes the finest in art and creativity. Tanjore region is the Rice Bowl of the South India famous for its lush paddy fields and coconut groves. Here local produce combined with imported pulses and spices provided a rich variety of ingredients for the culinary art to develop and flourish. The word “curry” is derived from the Tamil word “kari” which means a side dish accompanying rice or bread. The Saivite faith of the Chola period encouraged vegetarianism. This created a unique genre of vegetarian cuisine with such flare that these dishes still defines what is quintessentially South Indian or madrassy fare.
Tanjore Restaurant is proud to serve you authentic South Indian cuisine that is both wholesome and delicious true to the Cholan tradition. Rice, lentils and other legumes are crushed to make batter for the wonderful dosas, idlies, vadais and uttapams always made fresh to your order. These are served with heavenly sambar (dal soup dip) and perfectly matched mouth-watering chutneys-all created deliciously from original recipes in house.
Tanjor offers meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes created by the chefs trained in culinary tradition of southern Indian food. Tanjor invites you to taste the South Indian curries which are distinct in aroma and flavour infused by variously blending spices and herbs such as curry leaves, coriander, tamarind, tumeric, ginger, garlic, chilies, black pepper, mustard seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, asafetida, nutmeg coconuts and cashew nuts. For your delight, we bring a variety of rice dishes flavoured with natural ingredients forming a perfect match to our curries.
Tanjor’s Thalis recreate a sumptuous South Indian feast where several dishes are prepared and served together during festivities. Experience the symphony of dishes complimenting each other in taste, texture and aroma- a feast to the senses.