Lots of memories comes to mind when I think about onam & onam holidays . Looking to the wrist watch every 30 min. on the final onam exam until it finishes. Reaching home full excited, then begins our Onam holidays!
Swinging ,visiting cousins, playing , getting injured...if we goes to tharavadu nadanpandhu kali , cricket playing, skying on the sand .. the fun goes on.
At home brother used to get the flowers to make a small attam in our front courtyard,
sadya in banana leaf made by mom , watching special Onam programs in TV the rest of the day & after all enjoyments going back to school with dull faces to receive the corrected exam papers. It was all fun !!
This was my Onam sadya this year . Upperi,Parippu curry,Sambar,Erusseri,Vegetable koottu curry, vellarikka pachadi,pavakka pachadi, pineapple pulisseri , keera thoran, Carrot-Beans thoran, Aviyal, Pickles & pappadam followed with Ada payasam with pazham. Sambharam to drink in between. I also made Gulab Jamun 2 days early just for so! which my father in law tried & liked very much.
Onam came home 2 days early.Here we don't have any Onam holidays .Usually our weekdays goes by without any fun . Hectic work for both of us & our son is also not so easy with us , messing up the home & giving enough work . Aware of this I made my sadya already on Sunday . Another reason was that my parents in laws were coming on Sunday. I thought of giving them a surprise. Mom bought also plums pickles .We all ate stomach full .
Usually in kerala some other recipes are also included for sadya like Olan , Kalan , sweet Betroot pachadi etc . .vegetables are still on the refrigerator. May be I will make them in this weekend
Have a very happy Thiruvonam !! :)
&&& This is my entry to Rajeswari's Cooking for Guests event
Bye ! Tschüs!