April 28, 2016

Xtra Special Saapadu l Festival Meal | Meal Ideas

As part of the Tamil cuisine series on  JTTC (Journey Through the Cuisines) this month, we enter alphabet X today. Obviously, no Tamil ingredient starts from X (or Z in the next two days), so I need to use the English Alphabet.



And so, here it is : Xtra Special Festival meal.

Why is it special ?

For the following reasons -
  • It was a meal cooked by both husband and me together for the first time - for the Ugadi festival feast earlier this month . He helped me prep, chop and cooked along with me. So its Xtra Special :D - It also gave me an opportunity to make Ulundorai for the blog specially :))
  • Start (including prep) to finish time was 45 mins flat
  • Its also satvik and entirely onion-garlic free
  • Entire meal was cooked in just 4 TBSP of oil
  • It contains one new dish which is a favourite with both hubby and me - Ulundogorai
  • Also special coz my elder one clicked most of the pics (after the Naivedyam / offering was done to God)
  • My little one ate the fryums and said "amma very nice mammam (food)" :D
  • And yes, this is a no-recipe post with just one new recipe post of Ulundogorai in a separate post :)


I didnt need any more reason to make it xtra special.. So enjoy the treat !

Featured below, clockwise:

1) Ulundogorai (Urad dal spiced rice) - recipe here
2) Tomato Rasam
3) Avial
4) Fryums / Arisi Vadam / Vathal
5) Steamed Rice
6) Manga Pachadi (raw mango tangy gravy)
7) Elai Paruppu (Toor dal cooked and a pinch of turmeric & added)







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13 comments:

  1. That is indeed a special meal for so many reasons!! I am drooling over that festive meal.

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  2. The involvement of family makes cooking extra special ial, I agree. The meal really looks festive.

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  3. Definitely a special meal, your platter makes me hungry Kalyani. Especially that urad dal rice.

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  4. Great spread.. definitely extra special meal.

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  5. That is indeed an xtra special spread Kalyani. Looks yum..

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  6. Lovely spread, definitely an extra special festival meal.:)

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  7. I like your xtra special reason list , the best being couple cooking 😀

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  8. That is one special thali .All the dishes are so tasty looking .

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  9. Yes, this is indeed an 'xtra' special post Kalyani. The whole thali looks inviting and delicious.

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  10. When the whole family pitches in, it cannot be anything but super extra special. Loved the platter. Simple and homey.

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  11. Lovely pick for X. The platter is surely xtra special! Wonderful share :)

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  12. aww ....indeed xtra special ....i know how these moments feel and how special they are in our lives...bless you many more such xtra special days

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Kalyani

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