Burfi or Barfi is a sweet preparation made using many different types of ingredients, mostly in India and Pakistan. Coconut Barfis are especially common in South India.
Biriyani is a special rice dish that can be seen in kitchens all over India, South Asia and the Middle East. It is a rice dish made with many different types of spices and may contain meat or vegetables. Mutton ( which usually refers to goat or lamb meat) and chicken are commonly used meats.
Laddu is a sweet delicacy prepared not only in Tamilnadu but all over India and South Asia, for festivals and special occasions.
Chicken dry fry is a good accompaniment for the main course of rice, often consumed with with sambar in Tamil Nadu.
Pudina (Mint) Chutney recipe from Tamil Nadu, South India
Pongal is the food of the harvest festival in Tamil Nadu. It is prepared in a few different ways, the favorites being Ven Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal.