Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tamilnadu Easter special menu

Preparing  homemade dessert or spicy snack would make any festival more happier. That too sticking to our traditional food is everyone's wish.
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
Idli with goat leg paya kulambu.
Idli , sambar, chutney - A festival breakfast.


Aappam

White aappam (my easy method using rice flour) - Easter special.
Rava kesari
Rava kesari...breakfast dessert
Chicken 65
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
Paruppu payasam:

Paal payasam (semiya , javvarisi) kheer:
Easy and delicious dessert.

Simple lime juice;

Plain sweet lime juice for mid-morning or afternoon.

Ulunthu vadai:
urid dal vadai for evening snack.
Masal vadai:
paruppu vadai.

Murukku:
Make some murukku ahead of the festival day to give a nice snack with evening coffee.


Adhirasam
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.
Munthiri kothu:
Sweet snack:  munthiri kothu .

Sukiyan / susiyam:
Traditional sweet in Tirunelveli.
Notes:
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,
Love,
Viki Xavier

17 comments:

Sony P said...

Nice collection dear ! looks delicious.

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

ஆதி கால உணவுப் பழக்க வழக்கங்களை மறவாமல் இன்றும் தொடரும் தங்களுக்கு முதலில் எனது வாழ்த்துக்கள் விக்கி. மேலும் அன்பு நிறைந்த
தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு மற்றும் இனிய ஈஸ்டர் தின நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் தோழி.

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful!!

Sharans Samayalarai said...

tempting collections..

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow super combo , anaiththum mika arumai viki

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Sony.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Hari Chandana.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Bhuvana. Wishing you too a very happy Tamil New year.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Sharan.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Jaleela akka. ungal recipe pola varuma? Trying my best:)

Angelljoe said...

Wishing you and your family a happy & holy Easter! God Bless.

Farin Ahmed said...

Wonderful collections dear!!!! Makes me tempting

Farin Ahmed said...

Wonderful collections dear!!!! Makes me tempting

Priya Suresh said...

Happy Easter wishes Viki.. Wonderful compilation..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Angel. Wishing you and family a very happy blessed Easter dear!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Priya dear. Wishing you and family a very happy and blessed Easter.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Farin.