A typical festival lunch in South India ( Tamil brahmins ) would include some of the dishes like the Sakkarai pongal/ sweet jaggery rice, savory pongal the salted version, some mixed rice varieties like lemon rice, tamrind rice, vadas and two or three veggie filled gravies called kootu..
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2. Ven Pongal
3. Medu Vadas
7. Lemon rice
8. Coconut rice
Not all the above dishes need to be made during festivals but a general menu mostly followed by Tamilians during important festivals.