|Irulas Food And Nutrition|
The staple diet of Irulas is rice. They also consume fruits, honey, tubers, vegetables and other cereals such as paddy, maize etc most of which they cultivate. One of their unique tubers is Irular Kizhangu which is consumed exclusively by them. They eat mushrooms during the season. They also consume non-vegetarian food like fish and meat. Their fish comes from ponds close by and when it comes to meat, they prefer mutton and chicken. However, their diet is not restricted to these alone; they eat all kinds of animals depending on availability.
A favorite snack of Irulas – Fried peanuts