TAMIL NEW YEAR ….MY LUNCH NO.16 ( FESTIVAL MENU )

      Festival lunch for Tamil New Year and Vishu  at my home is mostly an amalgam of dishes from both sides owing to my Palakkad origin and therefore the Sadya lunch as we call the elaborate spread of dishes has delicacies from both states. I try to stretch as much as possible and… 

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Kerala festival recipes | Sadya recipes

Kerala festivals Onam and Vishu dominates every food enthusiasts mind and imagination . The veritable list of dishes cooked on these festive days is simply mind boggling and will take any food enthusiast several months to compile a good part of it . The classic Onam Sadhya has no less than 25 dishes at least… 

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Kalkandu Pongal-Kalkandu Sadam Recipe

kalkandu pongal

Kalkandu pongal , sweet pongal made using sugar candy or kalkandu as it is called in Tamil is made using sugar candy/rock candy and milk with just flavors of cardamom and some hints of saffron , garnished with ghee fried cashewnuts .One of the many sweet dishes prepared during Pongal festival and also during the… 

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Beet Root Pachadi ( Kerala Festival recipe |Raita )

Beetroot Pachadi is one of the side dishes  or a dip prepared during the festive lunch  of Onam, Vishu and even for Tamil New Year . Pachadi in the South Indian version is basically a grated , cooked  vegetable used to mix with yogurt, and a spiced coconut ground paste is added to give a… 

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Olan |Kerala Olan recipe |Sadya recipes

Olan, kerala vishu sadya recipe

Olan is a family favorite and I make it  as often as possible . With the simplicity of preparation and the ingredients it can be made many times and will not be overpowering as the flavors of the coconut milk is so subtle, creamy and any age can enjoy this easy dish without any health… 

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