There's no doubt that the wait of the year is Vishu not just because one gets kaineetam but also because of the Vishu sadya with lots of traditional dishes and lip-smacking payasams. And there's no Vishu without tasting dishes made of chakka (jackfruit) and manga (mango). Here are few dishes specially picked by us for this Vishu.
Kasuvandi thoran or cashew thoran is not a usual dish you see in sadya. But this special side dish is worth a try for this Vishu. Read the recipe
Mulaku chuttaracha manga chammanthi
This roasted chilli chutney with raw mango is a perfect side dish for meals and sadya. The taste of coconut mixed with raw mango and dried chillies will make you drool, while just thinking about it. Read the recipe
The auspicious Vishukani on the day of Vishu is backed by the ceremonial Vishu ada; it is the best start you can ask for on the glorious day. Read the recipe
This cracker dish is easy as a wink, and makes for an addictive combo of mango, coconut milk and shallots. A vehemently Keralite dish with coconut oil and mustard seeds for seasoning, this deliciousness adds a punch to the traditional feasts. Read the recipe
Jackfruit is sure the rage during the summers in Kerala, but have you tried the tender jackfruit stir-fry? Its soft innards are perfectly cooked and then sauteed with coconut and other condiments to perfect the savouriness. Read the recipe