Vishu Picture Courtesy Padmaja Pottathil.

Happy Vishu  – Part 1 All  About Vishu

This is part one in a two part series on Vishu. This article focus on the traditions and the origin behind this festival while the next one is about how we bring a part of this to our homes 100s to 1000s miles away from Kerala. Happy Vishu !

Vishu Kanji With Jaggery - Breakfast for the new year

Vishu Kanji With Jaggery – A Sweet Start To The New Year

Kanji is a porridge made with rice and served with a one or more sides. Vishu Kanji is a special version made for Vishu – the Malayali New year. This is the sweet version of the dish in which cooked beans and rice are flavored with coconut milk and spices and sweetened with a little jaggery.

Nei Payasam From Kerala

Nei Payasam – Food For The Gods And Indulgance For The Mortals

Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the  devotees, the  non religious folks  and  even  the atheists.  Rice, ghee, and jaggery are the three main ingredients. These 3 blend together to create such incredible flavors that often times no other flavoring are needed !