Showing posts with label Vishu recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vishu recipes. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 April 2014

TOMATO THAYIR KICHADI, TOMATO CURD KICHADI, TOMATO CURD RAITA

Tomato kichadi   is prepared with tomato,  curd  and coconut.    It is a simple dish and the feast is incomplete with this dish.  This is a nice combo with molagootal rice too.  I love to eat this dish with plain steaming rice,  papad and vadu mangai or mango pickle. avakkai pickle.  It can also be served with roti  and any other rice varieties too.

tomato thayir pachadi

watch youtube: tomato pachadi, kichadi

TAMIL NEW YEAR RECIPES, VISHU RECIPES

As per the Calendar which is given by our Guruji (Vadyar), the Tamil New Year begins on 14th March 2014.  As per the Malayalam Calendar, Vishu is on 15th April 2014.  We celebrate both hence both the days are important to us.  Since we do not have holiday on 15th, we will be celbrating it on 14th itself being a holiday.

WE WISH ALL OUR VIEWERS, WELL WISHERS, FAMILY MEMBERS
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY VISHU
MAY ALL WE BE BLESSED with health, wealth and peace.

Since a sumptuous meal will be prepared and all the family members will be together on this day to celebrate, here are some recipes for you.

TAMIL NEW YEAR RECIPES / VISHU RECIPES


konnapoo, kanikonna



AN IMPORTANT RECIPE

kanji and venni

PAYASAM, KHEER

Paal payasam
Paruppu pradhaman
jackfruit payasam
Idichu pizhinja paysam, chadhachadayam

RASAM

neem flower rasam, vepampoo rasam
tomato rasam

OTHERS

sambar
kaalan
olan
avial
vendakka kichadi, bhindi raita
tomato kichadi
neem flower pachadi, vepampoo pachadi
mabazha pachadi
avarakka poriyal or thoran
idichakka thoran, tender jackfruit thoran
kootu curry


PICKLES

pui inji
mango thoku
nellikka achar, nellikka upplilitathu
vadukapuli narthanga uppilitathu
instant mango pickle
kaduku manga, tender mango pickle, vadu mangai

FRIED VARIETIES

Parippu vada
banana chips,kaya varuthathu
sarkaravaratti upperi
Pappadam
Pazham

IDICHAKKA THORAN, TENDER JACKFRUIT SUBZI, VISHU RECIPES

Idichakka thoran or tender jackfruit thoran is a seasonal dish as the jackfruit is available from  February-March till  May.  Every Kerala house will have jackfruit and mango tree at the backyard.  When the season starts, everyone will be preparing this dish to be served with sambar rice, rasam rice etc.



I remember my mother making this.  She will cut the jackfuit  into big chunks and boil with salt and turmeric powder.  when it cools down, she will ask me to pound the same  in the ammikkal. Ammikkal is a flat stone with kuzhavi (see the picture at the bottom), the olden days grinding stone.   During childhood,it was fun doing this job.

Cutting the jackfruit is real pain as it oozes out the white gums  (latex) which is quite sticky.  It will get stuck to the knife as well as in your hand hence we have to oil our palm and  the knife before starting this process.  It can be removed by applying oil on your hand but in the knife, after applyin oil, just heat it up little bit, bubbling gums can be removed with a paper.   another way is to apply detergent after oil wash and then wipe with paper towel.

Normally, in Kerala, while preparing this dish, they add garlic and onion too, but in our home, we do not use this.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

KANJI AND VENNI

This year Vishu is on 14th April 2014. New Year day of Keralites and Tamilians.

Kanji and venni is made during the New Year Day by Keralites and Tamilians.  It is a  traditional simple food relished on the day of Vishu.

In the month of Chitirai, (April) mango and neem trees will be full of flowers and fruits (In the spring season).  On the day of Vishu i.e New Year day, we make a curry with sweet, bitter, sour, salty and spicy.  It symbolizes the fact of our is a mixture of sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust etc which we have to digest and come out of all these problems accepting the fact of life and still live happily through  our life.

In Kerala, we celebrate "Vishu"  On the day of Vishu, "Kani Kannal" is a tradition.  On the previous night, in front of the God, in a thambalam or plate or big banana leaf, we keep broken coconut filled with coins and gold, a mirror with a golden chain in it, a vellarikka (madras kakadi), flowers, fruits, all the vegetables, jackfruit, lime, rice, dhal, mangoes jaggery, banana, vettilai, paku etc to seek the blessings of God and pray that through out the year, we should get all these things abundantly.  In this Kani, a special flower called "Konnapoo" or Amaltas or Indian Laburnum is must.  On the day of Vishu, elderly women wake up all the members of the family one by one to see the Vishu Kani and Kai Neetam ( giving money by the elderly person in the family to all the younger ones) is given.  Then celebrate the whole day and nice feast is also made and enjoyed. by all the family memebrs together.  It is really fun and I really enjoy at Kerala only and not in Metro.

Kanji and Venni
Kani Konna poo,  Indian laburnum
Kanji and Venni Youtube

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