Here are some Easter specials that are popular in Tamilnadu. I thought it would be nice to note down a few suggestions on festive menu for my readers. So gathering a few of my best recipes here.
Here is my visual treat to you all :)
|Idli with goat leg paya kulambu.|
|Idli , sambar, chutney - A festival breakfast.|
|White aappam (my easy method using rice flour) - Easter special.|
|Rava kesari...breakfast dessert|
|Chicken 65....make all preparations on the previous night and just do the frying part on special days.|
Easy chicken biriyani (in cooker)
|Chicken biriyani with onion raitha and egg|
Paal payasam (semiya , javvarisi) kheer:
|Easy and delicious dessert.|
Simple lime juice;
|Plain sweet lime juice for mid-morning or afternoon.|
|urid dal vadai for evening snack.|
|Make some murukku ahead of the festival day to give a nice snack with evening coffee.|
|Athirasam : Indian rice doughnut|
Though it may take three days to get the dough ready, this snack is one of the easiest to prepare. This athirasam is my mother in law's recipe and I am glad that I learned it from her.
|Sweet snack: munthiri kothu .|
Sukiyan / susiyam:
|Traditional sweet in Tirunelveli.|
Getting prepared for the festivals needs a little planning ahead. So remember to make a list of the items we are going to prepare and things to do on that day.
Make a grocery list and buy accordingly.
If planning for easy desserts like kheer, then make ahead and keep refrigerated.
Vada batter can be made 2 - 3 days ahead and kept in fridge.
If preparing snacks like susiyam, then make the sweet balls one day ahead and keep in fridge. we can fry it on festival morning.
Keep the cooking for the day easy, by earlier preparation and enjoy the day:)
If you are a beginner to cooking, then just focus on one specialty like breakfast or snack or lunch and make it grand to see your loved ones happy. Try a few and enjoy!
Get up early and enjoy the day thoroughly with your loved ones....that is more important:)
Wishing all a very happy Easter,