OH what a start I had to my month! From the horrible cold in the first week (don’t blame me it was the ice cream ! ) to celebrating our first Vishu after marriage. To all those folks who don’t know what Vishu is then..... Vishu is the astronomical new year for keralites.It is also known as the harvest festival.We start the day by watching the Vishu kani (see pic above) and then having a sadhya/feast.
As usual I was full of anxiety & could not sleep the night before Vishu. I have always watched food network challenges and could not believe that this was my food challenge in reality! Normally the Vishu feast /sadhya is a vegetarian feast which consists of 24 dishes served on banana/plantain leaf.My grandma used to say that overall the sadhya should have something from sweet to sour in taste.So keeping the same principle i also prepared a small Sadhya with lesser dishes & yes i also managed to get plantain leaf from an oriental store! Lucky me.. :) My day was tiring but at the end there was a feeling of fulfillment, i guess thts why i enjoy cooking.A very remarkable way to start a new year for both of us!