சைவ‌ உணவானது மாமிசம் (இறைச்சி) சேர்க்கப்படாத‌ உணவாகும். Tamil Nadu is famous for rich cuisine involving both the traditional vegetarian, as well as non vegetarian dishes.The tamil dishes and food are characterized by the use of rice, legumes and lentils, its distinct aroma and flavour achieved by the blending of spices including curry leaves, tamarind, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, coconut and rosewater. வெஜ்டேரியன் உணவு வகைகள்.