Happy Vishu !

This year vishu also finished. This year we had my parents here, so we both took leave and celebrated it grantly. Every year i will be so tired after the huge rush in lulu before the vishu day, but i cannot escape. We get leaves and konna flowers only if we go there on that time.This year lulu people didnt give the konna flowers good.For a small cover we had to fight with fellow malayalees, even after fight we didnt succeed and atlast one guy sympathetically offered 1 cover to my poor mother. reached home too late and by the time i started the kani preparation i was very tired. But dont know from where, all memories rush to my mind when i prepare the kani and so the enthusiasms too..

Back home, my siister used to prepare the kani till her marriage, after that me .Only one person prepared the whole decorations and in the morning pappa will first see the kani and call us one by one. I still remember the blue color of the stone in his ring, which he used to put as an addition to our decoration. I always cherish all those fond memories of life. This was the first vishu where i got a chance to call my parents to see vishu :) I took amma the same way she used to take me in my childhood ..I felt great. I always want my child to get atleast some of these type memories as i got in my childhood. She was quite excited before she went bed when i told her that amma will call you, dont open the eyes , you have to see Krisha Ambotti first..I got up at 4 Am , and called my husband, then parents and then went to her.She smiled on my first call , poor little kid, i dont know how much she saw the kani that time , anyways watching her small eyes in wonder was very cute.

Actually we should not sleep after seeing the kani, but this time i couldnt suppress the laziness of a holiday ahead , so we all slept back ..Hmm i know it was not good but what to do.Again the action came back for breakfast, vishu kaineetam etc. I made the nostalgic Ila Ada which i think we can dream only on any occasion like this. It was so cute to see malu going near everyone and asking for money. I told her to get blessings from pappa and ammachi when they give money , to pappa she put her hand on his legs and then she remembered oo i dint do this to ammachi and ran to ammachi and snatched her feet :) My husband was out for something, so she called him and aked when r u giving me money ? The ila ada was really good, i even forgot the taste of real ila ada.

I had planned to make agrand sadya and had listed the curries before. After coming to Kuwait, i found myself googling for all typical kerala dishes and this time also the story repeated. Back at home, i rarely remember a time when my mother made mambazha pulissseri, though we had bunches of mangoes in our house.But now i search for good mangoes in lulu and make mambazha pulissery for every onam, vishu ..I never gets fed up in the cooking jobs for an occasion like this..amma was staring at me when i said her we can make a theeyal more after making some 10 curries :)  This time i wanted to try one more dish - pineapple payasam. Always in marriage sadya, that too only in our area, we used to get very sweet pineapple pradhaman, i really like it so this time i wanted to recreate that. But unfortunately we bought the wrong pine apple for that and it was a little meshy, we couldnt saute them well so the appearance was not that appealing.Still the taste was good. As usual my photosession went bad, everyo one was excited in the feast and only i was interested to make some snaps.I forced my kid not to eat anything till i take one snap and clicked this..I never get a satisfaction on phot session after any function at my home, Hmm....

My Menu
upperi, sharakarapuratty, Rice , Parippu,pappadam, ney , sambhar, mambazha pulisseri, beetroot pachadi, vellarikka kichdi, payar mezhukkupuratti, aviyal, cabbage thoran, inchi curry, naranga achar, Adapradhaman, Pineapple pradhaman .

Gobi Masala

Is this Gobi Mancurian ? :- No, I know Manchurian is dry, but i cant make another gravy for my chapathi, so i increased the gravy content.
Is this Chillly Gobi :- mm..Where are the chillies here, i used only green bell pepper, if i use chillies M wont eat telling oh its spicy..She predicts the spiciness by counting the green color in curries.
Is this Gobi Masala ? ..hihihi , i din't use any masala here .
So what is this ?  This is a good combination with Chapathi/Roti/Fried Rice and can be called Gobi Masla Chilly Manchurian :)
I always buy cauliflower, thinking i will make the cauli rice, but it will always be in the fridge till it lose it freshness and later i end up making this curry . This is only good if served really hot. Even me cannot adjust the thickenss of this cornflour added when its cold, so you can imagine about others. Anyways if served hot, this is really a good combination to chapathi.

  • Cauliflower
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Green bell pepper
  • Chilli powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • Turmeric Powder
Cut Gobi into florets. Make a paste of cornflour, all purpose flour(maida) , turmeric and salt and coat the florets well. Deep fry in oil and keep it aside.  Saute the onion, ginger, garlic and add bellpeppers and saute well. make a paste of chilly, coriander powders and mix it well.We can add tomatoes or tomato sauce and saute well. Dilute the cornflour paste made before with a little more water and add it to the sauted mixture  and mix well. The gravy can be increased or decreased by adjusting the water. Soon after the gravy is ready, dip in the fried florets and caute well. Serve hot.