Periya Lala Mittai Kadai

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ESTD 1906
Tirunelveli

The scenic village of Ambasamudram near Tirunelveli, that shot to silver screen fame in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Roja’, is the home of one of the oldest halwa makers in the region. Shanmuga Vilas, popularly known as ‘Periya Lala Kadai’ was established a century ago by Mothi Ram Singh. But its taste is timeless as the perennial Thamirabarani river that flows here.

The halwa kadai (shop) sits amidst small temples and lush fields that dot the town nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Today, Hari Ram Singh and his brothers continue in their grandfather’s footsteps, preparing halwa with little or no intervention from machines. Wheat, the star ingredient of the halwa, is ground patiently and painstakingly in a traditional stone grinder. In the absence of electrical equipment, the liquid extracted from the wheat to make the halwa retains its natural flavour, which sets apart Periya Lala Kadai from most other sweet merchants, says Singh.

  • More than a century of tradition passed down generation to generation.
  • Halwa prepared with no intervention from machines.
  • Wheat, is grounded patiently in a Aaattu Ural, the traditional stone grinder.
  • Unadultrated Ghee has been used for Special Halwa.
 

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