Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ONAM TREAT

Onam is kerala's famous harvest festival. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of ''Chingam'', the first month of Malayalam Calendar. This festival continues till the tenth day and that is meant to be biggest day called ''Thiru onam''. People believe that it is on Thiru Onam that the spirit of legendary King Mahabali visits the state of Kerala. People wish eachother and the most adorable thing is ladies dressed up in onam saree make pookalam infront of their door steps inorder to welcome Maveli followed by a Thiruvadirai kali (Dance) ie they dance surrounding the pookalam. In noon an exotic ''Onam Sadhya'' (meals) with 11 to 13 prescribed dishes is served on banana leaf. Coming back to my days, we had a blast celebrating onam last weekend. I would love to share this with u all. So there were nearly 50 memebers and we decided to prepare potluck meals. So on my hand I was given to prepare ''Pineapple pachadi' and 'Sambhar''.

Heres goes my recipe

''PINEAPPLE PACHADI'' I have pasted long back in my blog. I prepared the same on ''Vishu''. So for the ingredients please click here-


''SAMBHAR'' for the ingredients please click here- . The only difference i have added is extra vegetables plus fried ladiesfinger.


Our POOKALAM

After pookalam we had a relaxing onam sadhya. Have a look on my banana leaf. I know all would be drooling on this.

Later after having tummy full fabulous onam sadhya, it was time to have fun and games. Really we had a blast on last weekend.

Finally a pic of my daughter ''Smera'' with her onam dress.


I would like to contribute this to ''FESTIVAL FOOD ONAM CELEBRATION'' HOSTED BY PRIYANKA.

Enjoy!!

37 comments:

Vani said...

Smera looks so cute in that dress! the onam sadhya spread looks really wonderful, Suma! The pookalam is pretty too.

srikars kitchen said...

Wow... what a feast!!! Smera looks a so pretty & cute.. Pookolam looks beautiful... very nice & Amazing..

Happy cook said...

Wow you had a wonderful onam. You daughter look so cute, she is a real butie

Curry Leaf said...

You had a wonderful onam.Smera is cute.Thanks for sharing the feast

Laavanya said...

What a fabulous celebration - everything looks yummy. Your daughter looks adorable.

rekhas kitchen said...

mmm suma sadhya is realy so so so mouthwatering smera and her smile so cute nice pics dear

Cham said...

Hope you had a wonderful Onam ! What a lovely spread and Smera looks cute !

Divya Vikram said...

I should try this pineapple chutney..lovely array of dishes

Valarmathi said...

Your daughter look so cute and pookolam is wonderful

Onam sadhya looks fabulous.

raaji said...

yur daughter looks cute in the onam dress....hope you had a nice time together......i wouldlove to try pineapple dish for sure....

Uma said...

oooh! looks like you had a wonderful onam! the thali looks mouth-watering Suma! And your daughter looks sooooo cute.

Usha said...

Oooh your daughter looks so adorable in her Onam finery....and all the dishes look awesome...pookolam looks good too..

Madhavi said...

Smera lookin' cuteeee, like mother huhhhh..

Food looks awesome, delicious. Lovely spread!!!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

onam sadya looks mouth watering .. smera looks very cute in that dress .. looks like u had a lovely onam

notyet100 said...

thanks a lotz Suma,..for this beautiul post for the festival,..:-),..everythin looks good..nice presentation,..

Sujatha said...

Smera is a cutie-pie :) I love her happy smile :)

Looks like you had a feast!! Pineapple pachadi sounds unique and delicious..

Priti said...

Feast looks wonderful dear...so the Pookolam. And Smera looking so cute with the lovely smile.

Vij said...

daaa smera looks so cute...pookolam nanaiyutu endu keeto!
Yummy feast!!
This is my first time here...u have a lovely space...

i am pretty new to this blogging world.. jus popped in to say my hi

Nidhi said...

Lovely spread for the Onam Sadya. Pineapple pachadi is new to me...very interesting!

Smera looking very cute!

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks all for ur lovly and sweet comments...

Illatharasi said...

What a spread... really drooling over it ;)

Smera looks cute... love her smile!

Dershana said...

Hi Suma, you seem to have made quite a spread too :-)

I skipped pachadi this time 'cause my pineapple just din't ripen enough.

Your lil one looks so cute. And, what a unique name! what does it mean?

I have a little something for you on my blog. Adding you to my blogroll as well.

Indranee said...

Hope u had a great Onam! The dishes are tempting and your daughter is a cutie pie:)

easycrafts said...

Ur daughter looks so sweet...nice spread for onam

G.Pavani said...

hi suma ur blog looks really great yaar.the pookallam looks ooh!..
and thx for ur lovely comments on my blog

Ramya Bala said...

Yeh,I know u enjoyed a lot..Smera is as sweet as always...Ipdi nee mattum sapadalama???
I also went to a kerala frnds place for dinner...I ll ask u to post few recipes,which I want..Ok deal?

Indranee said...

Yes, I was away from blogging for pretty long...but back now. You can definitely try that recipe with other fish, such as rohu,pomfret,etc. and even big prawns, since the flavour of coriander will increase the taste.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Ummmm iam taking time to decide which is more tastier and nice. All are awesome and that cute little princess is much more beautiful. Lovely dress of her and nice entries to the event.

Sia said...

ur little one is a doll suma:) and what a beautiful onam sadya... love it.

Divya said...

Your daughter is a cutie... what does her name mean? It is such a unique and beautiful name...

Archy said...

Wow, lovely spread on Onam Suma!! Ur daughter is looking so cute!!

Tagged u and an award waiting!!

Yasmeen said...

Wonderful festive food.
Smera is a lovely name ,just as lovely as she looks in her fancy dress.

Swati said...

Happy Onam, Suma.. Smera is looking so sweet in her pretty dress!!
Lovely food!!

Prema Sundar said...

Wow... Perfect onam treat.
everything looks wonderful, especially ur cute little angel.
Pineapple pachidi sounds interesting.

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks all for the comments..i really appreciate.

Shreya said...

hi what a scrumptious ona-sadya! lovely onam dress too for Smera. She looks so cute. I have to try the pineapple pacchadi, I don't like to eat pineapple fruit, so it should be delicious as a pacchadi.

Purva Desai said...

Onam Sadya looks really inviting and a really lovely rangoli.....and ur princess looks adorable in dat dress...