Avial ( Vishu menu)

Avial is a popular vegetable gravy dish of not only Kerala but also in Tamilnadu. Almost for all weddings,religious functions and for festival lunches avial is prepared. There are also so many variations in making this dish. I have given the recipe for the most traditional way of making as my mother has been preparing for years. Ingredients: 3 cups of vegetables like… 

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Mambazha Pulisseri (Ripe Mango pulp cooked with spiced grated coconut and yogurt)

A Kerala Sadya round up cannot be complete without the seasons best Mambhazha Pulisseri which is thick mango pulp cooked with some spices,grated coconut and fresh yogurt. Little sour yogurt is also used by many but we prefer to use fresh yogurt. Mambazha Puliseri is somewhat like the Mooru Kootan. This is one of my favourite gravies… 

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Recipes for Vishu/Tamil New Year

I had already posted the pictures of the menu for Vishu and Tamil New year but couldn’t find the time to post the recipes until now. As we celeberate both festivals together I usually keep the menu largely Kerala based with Avial,Eriseri,Kaalan,Olan,Puliseri, Thorans, three varieties of pickles and Sambhar.Rasam,Aama Vadai ,Vermicelli Payasam from the Tamil New year… 

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MANGA PACHADI ( SWEET AND SPICY RELISH) TAMIL NEW YEAR

Tamil New Year means among other things the arrival of Mangoes and the inevitable Manga pachadi. The festival feast is incomplete without the simple Manga pachadi. There are so many interesting facts about this festival.Besides heralding the arrival of a New Year ,it also symbolizes the presence of the arusuvai tastes. Life is made of many tastes… 

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Spring Summer Salads

With the onset of Spring it is quite tempting to try out as many spring salads with fresh veggies. Often one is tempted to add as many greens and veggies in one salad as possible.It is healthy too. One such spring salad which is easily prepared is the sprouted green lentils,lettuce,grated vegetable salad which we have almost regularly. It… 

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