Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Vishu / Happy New Year to All Of you!

Celebrating Vishu, festival welcoming New Year throughout Keral! Here, more details.


Pu Kalam (Flowers arranged in doorway to welcome New Year)


Vishukkani (The first thing to see on waking up)




Sadya - A platter or rather beautiful banana leaf full of mouthwatering dishes!
(I prepared this last year made whatever I could... please pardon the poor picture quality...both 'C's are difficult to put together - cooking n clicking :D Waited for appropriate time to post it!)







Tempting --> Paal-Ada









Ultimate --> Saambhar










Avial --> Our place, all like it as a gravy
over the dry one!











Sweet-Sour-Tangy --> Puli-Inji









Crispy-crunchy --> Pappadam









Mmm heaven in coconut milk --> Olan







Had prepared Kaalan (Banana curry), Cabbage thoran and Beans upperi too, but couldn't click! :(


Updated : With 14th April 2008 photos on 16/04/08



Sadya served : L to R (top) Sambhar in vessel, Semiya Paaysam and Taak or Mooru Vellam
L to R on banana leaf : Papadam, Pickle, Kela chips, Kela sweet, Kaalan(semi-ripe banana+ash gourd), Olan (Ash gourd only), Avial, Rice (Usual Sona Mussorie)

HAPPY VISHU TO ALL OF YOU, ENJOY THE DAY, HAVE A GREAT SADYA!!!!



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28 comments:

Divya said...

Wow what a spread oops sadya I mean..!!Gonna try making all that tomorrow!! Happy vishu!!

sunita said...

Happy vishu to you and your family Purnima :-)

Meera said...

Happy Vishu to you & yours!! Your Sadya looks really awesome. Please share the recipes. I am drooling here. I just love Aviyal. Delicious spread!!

SMN said...

Happu Vishu lovely spread of food..

Seena said...

sadya kazhikkan kshanikkunnille..? :)

Lavi said...

i wish i could be in your home..to have all these wonder's.

Happy Vishu Purnima!!!

Arundathi said...

Happy Vishu to you too! My husband is malayalee and I look forward all year to the sadhya this mother makes! :) You are right - heavenly sambhar! She also makes a great mathanalserry! mmmm! lol - can't wait for tomorrow's lunch!

Siri said...

Happy Vishu to you too dear. the dishes look yummy!!

Siri

indosungod said...

Purnima, Happy Vishu to you. That is a lovely spread. Hope the year great happiness and ofcourse wonderful delicious meals.

Dhivya said...

All dishes looks so yummm!happy vishu to u tooo

Uma said...

HAPPY VISHU to you too. the dishes are lovely.

Divya Vikram said...

Happy Vishu to you dear..

Sagari said...

have a great newyear purnima

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Great sadya to all of you too Purnima...That's quite a spread. Agree about the 2 C's! I always think they'll soon become one with the camera falling into the cooking!! Take care girl...& have a great NY!!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Oooops sorry Purnima...meant happy Vishu...blooper!

Happy cook said...

Happy Vishu to you and your family.

Swapna said...

Happy vishu to you and your family Purnima!!!!

Kalai said...

Happy Vishu to you! Looks wonderful! :)

Mansi Desai said...

happy Vishu to you too Purnima!

Archy said...

Happy vishu to U and Ur family Purnima. Have a great year ahead !!
Lovely spread of dishes !!

Maya said...

What a great Sadya that is..Elaborate indeed!! Happy Vishu to u Purnima !!

bee said...

happy vishu to you dear purnima. those pappadams are calling me.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey purnima, great spread for vishu!!! I've never even attempted something like this!! Good work! Hows ur lil one doing? Keep on posting!

Pravs said...

wow you had paal ada !! its been ages since i had paal ada payasam :( Pictures are tempting me to have a sadhya :)

Divya said...

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Meera said...

I have a surprise for you. Please visit my blog. Hope you like it.

Divya said...

Hi Purnima,

Have tagged you for a Meme,please check out my blog!!

Thanks.

Purnima said...

Dear All, will start by thanking you all for your precious comments, read each one of them, though due to some reasons cant individually address them, please accept my apologies over it!
Divya, I just visited your blog..thks for the award dear!!