15 September 2013

Pazham Pradhaman / Kerala Banana Dessert - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 20

Onam Sadhya is not complete without a dessert. Ada Pradhaman is the king of payasams. There are other varieties of payasams like Parippu Payasam, Ari Payasam, Semiya Payasam. I just love payasams with jaggery. Today I would like to share with you the Nendra Pazham Payasam. 

14 September 2013

Manga Achar / Instant Mango Pickle - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 19

Onam  is the harvest festival of Kerala which marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. Each home in Kerala welcomes the king with flower carpets in the courtyard. Thiruvonam is the 10 day which is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This is the day when the Onam Sadhya or the elaborate vegetarian meal is prepared and served on a banana leaf.

07 September 2013

Parippu Curry - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 18

Today is Atham (malayalam star), which marks the beginning of the 10 day Onam festival in Kerala. This is the day we start making the flower carpets called pookkalam. As kids we used to carry a flower basket and go about picking flowers from the garden, temple compound or even from fields.