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About Keralaiyers.com

Iyers are Tamil speaking Brahmins originating from South India. Iyers were initially confined to the state of Tamil Nadu. A few centuries back, some of them migrated and settled down in various parts of Kerala. They integrated themselves into their new homeland and built up an identity of their own. The people of Tamil Nadu identified them as Palakkad Brahmins or Palakkad Iyers while the people of Kerala referred to them as Pattars. The term Kerala Iyers is also popular because of their presence all over Kerala.

KeralaIyers.com is a mission- an ongoing attempt to delve into the history, trace the roots, portray the life of modern day Kerala Iyers, and chronicle the achievements of this community. It also intends to provide information on aspects such as local religious festivals, promote discussion forums & facilitate exchange of information.

In the modern era of a "global village", Kerala Iyers have spread throughout the world. They believe in religion and co-operate among themselves in all aspects of life. Therefore they build and maintain Samooham Madams wherever they live.

KeralaIyers.com intends to erect a Net Samooham so that their lives would be enriched wherever they are in the world.

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Cuisine

Traditionally, Iyers are vegetarians. Rice is the staple food. The dishes commonly eaten with rice are Sambhar, RasamSambhar, Rasam, Pitla, Moru koottan, Vattal Kozhambu, Poricha Kootu, Kootu Kari and on special occasions, different Payasams. Their style of cooking depended on the use of til oil or Groundnut oil and mainly consisted of the liberal use of Tur Dal. Rice powder was also used as thickening agent by them in most of their preparations. For pungency they added green chilies or dry red chilies.  The Kerala vegetarian Cuisine was that of the Namboodiris and their famous dishes were Kalan, Rasakalan, Olan, Eriseri, Pulungary Mulagoosiam, MolaguVellam, several Upperis and a host of prathamans. Their major stress has been on the liberal use of coconut, coconut oil and pepper. The Kerala Iyers modified their traditional dishes based on the knowledge gained in the Namboothiri houses. The result was a really divine cuisine, which was the mixture of both styles of cooking and balanced …

History

The term 'Iyer' is derived from 'Iyya' which means 'Sir' in Tamil and which might have beemight have been derived from 'Arya' of Sanskrit, which means a 'gentleman'. In the earliest known work dealing with grammar in Tamil - tholkappiyam (meaning old epic), the meaning of 'iyya' is given as 'a learned individual'. Iyers were initially confined to Tamil Nadu. Though the majority of them chose to stay in Tamil Nadu itself, some of them migrated to neighboring states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Over the years these migrants built up their own individual culture and established an identity of their own. In Kerala, they are commonly referred to as Pattars where as Iyers of Tamil Nadu call them Pal…

Get involved with KIT

Kerala Iyers Trust aims to catalyze socio-economic change in India by providing assistance in the spheres of education, health and welfare of underprivileged section of the society.The current focus area of the Organization is the needy among the Kerala Iyers.We urge you to involve yourself in the activities of the Trust and reach out to your brethren. Let us together do our duty to the society.We are looking for volunteers who are willing to be the representatives of Kerala Iyers Trust in their local areas.Learn more about KIT.