The Tamil name for Raisin is "Kaaindha Thiratchai".
"Kaaindha" means dried and "Thiratchai" means grapes. So literally in Tamil language it is called "Dry Grapes".
In present day, Tamil cuisine and in general Indian cuisine, Raisin plays a major role.
In Tamil cusine, there are various ways of using "Kaaindha thiratchai":
We eat raw Raisins for health benefits.
We use Raisins for making sweets and desserts.
Popular dish where Raisin is used:
You can add in all desserts/sweets, two of them that quickly comes to your mind is Payasam and Kesari.
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Raisin:
Kaaindha Thiratchai, Ularndha Thiratchai
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