Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vishu Sadya

Vishu reminds me of old times..We never used to celebrate Vishu at home.Amma used to make payasam,thats all.Even Onam was not celebrated in its pomp and glory.Its funny actually,staying in Kerala we had to face an array of questions."Why don't you celebrate Vishu/Onam?"Our reply would be-"We don't have Vishu/Onam,we celebrate Ugadi,Diwali,Duseehra etc".But you are in Kerala and you ought to celebrate these festivals,no matter where you are from.Amma felt that it was easier to celebrate it rather than answering the 'shootouts';-).So Onam was Pookkalam and Sadya,Vishu was VishuKainneettam and Sadya.Here,in Chennai its the same.Our best friends Satheesh,Deepthi&their kiddo Vikram are mallu's and we celebrate all the respective festivals together.So last week they celebrated Ugadi with us and yesterday we celebrated Vishu with them.Since it was a weekday,we had the sadya for dinner.I couldn't take snaps yesterday as I was really busy putting everything together.We had two more friends coming over and the food was cooked accordingly,a little more perhaps.I had the same spread for today's lunch and have taken snaps of "leftover sadya";-)Hope you guys don't mind!!So here's the Sadya...

Snaps of Sadya in parts-
Koottu-kari,Avial.Chakka Pradhaman,Paalada,Banana. Avial,Cabbage thoran,Pappadam. Rice,Pazham pulisherry,Curds,Sambhar. Sharkkara varatty,Puleenji,Mangakkari,Chips. Enjoy and have a great Sadya!!!
Click here for an authentic and traditional Kerala Sadya with the recipes.

13 comments :

  1. The only thing missing from the sadhya served, is banana leaf. Else you have it all out there.

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  2. wow divya..that is such a graaaaaannnnnnnd sadya!!!can i come to ur place:)...i know abt the the questions....ya i know abt those questions even i faced them in manipal:)...great job of assembling the sadhya!!!must have been a marathon job?

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  3. the spread looks so nice... but i dont know whats sadya... please enlighten me...

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  4. Jayashree,banana leaf was over after the proper sadya,so had to adjust with steel plate for the blog!!

    Ranji,thank you.You are most welcome!!Me and Deepthi(my friend) shared the chores,so it wasn't that difficult.

    Swati,Sadya is nothing but feast which is served during festivals and important occasions/functions.

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  5. Nice sadya....hope you had a wonderful Vishu.

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  6. Looks like you had a very grand feast..Everything looks yummy...

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  7. ur sadhya looks wonderful.the only missing thing is the banana leaf:)

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  8. Hmm.. So many dishes in one plate, amazing sadhya!! really !! Feeling like having them right now.. :) !!

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  9. Belated happy vishu.. and u have a lovely tasty sadhya there....:)

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  10. will add u in my blog roll :)

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  11. Jayashree,Divya,Rupa,Prajusha,Shubha,thanks a lot!!

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  12. Such a lovely spread Divya. Happy New Year to you!

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