Sunday, April 15, 2012


Vishu Ashamsakal (Happy Vishu!) & my 50th Post

Vishu is an important festival for Malayalis. The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means " the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up". The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers (konna poo), a holy text and coins in the puja room of the house. This is arranged the night before. On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season.
On this day it is also a custom for the elders to give money to the younger ones to wish them prosperity. It is called Vishu Kaineetam!
Then the grand finale is the feast for the day which will have so many dishes that you've got to hit the bed right after the meal. Also be warned not to have any or only a light breakfast if you want to enjoy your Vishu Sadhya.

This is our Vishukkani...

Now for the recipes for Vishu Sadhya. Click on the links to go to the recipe....

Pumpkin Erriserry

Varuthu Araicha Sambar
Kootu Curry


Cabbage Thoran


Pal Payasam

Ada Pradaman

Puli Inji

Cucumber Pachadi

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