23 January, 2021

What Indians Eat - From Chennai To Ludhiana

Diversity in the Indian culture can be mapped with the food an Indian family eats- from Idli to bread pakoda, chapati to khakra.

Photograph by R.A. Chandroo
What Indians Eat - From Chennai To Ludhiana

Premkumar Family, Vegetarian

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Premkumar (51) works as a service engineer at a car showroom. Anandhi Premkumar (47), his wife, works with a finance company as manager, while their son Sriram (21) has just completed his bachelor’s in engineering. Anandhi loves music and listens to her favourites while ­unwinding after the day’s work. Occasionally, the couple take a stroll at night. Weekends are spent buying groceries.

  • Breakfast Idli / poori with moong dal
  • Lunch Lemon rice and potato fry / rice with sambhar or rasam
  • Dinner Dosa, upma, followed by milk

Anandhi eats one fruit every day at around 11 am. The family uses refined oil mostly, keeping coconut oil for special dishes.

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