Vishu katta brings back childhood memories of vishu celebrations. The night before vishu will be filled with the excitement of playing with crackers and fireworks. After seeing the 'vishu kani' early in the morning the next wonderful thing to do is to burst another round of crackers and fireworks. 'Vishu kaineetams' and new dresses will be gifted to everyone in the morning. Vishu katta will be served as breakfast. Vishu katta is usually eaten with jaggery syrup or maanga curry. As a child i used to love to eat it with jaggery syrup. After having breakfast run around and play for another two hours and soon it will be time to have the grand vishu sadhya. Fireworks + Vishu kani + Kai neetam + New dress + good food - No wonder i loved vishu more than onam
2 cups raw rice (unakkallari) 4 cups thin coconut milk 1 cup thick coconut milk 1/2 tsp dried ginger powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds salt to tatse
1.Boil the rice in 3 cups of thin coconut milk.Add thin coconut milk slowly until the rice is cooked and thickens. 2.Mix the dried ginger and cumin seeds in thick coconut milk. 3.Add the thick coconut milk to rice.Mix well and Switch off the flame when vishu katta is thick enough. 4.While the mixture is still hot spread it on banana leaf. Even it out and let it cool. 5.Cut into diamond shapes and serve with jaggery syrup.
1.Prepare a spice mix by mixing dried ginger,cumin seeds and cardamom.Keep aside. 2.Heat 1/4 cup water and add 100 gm jaggery.When jaggery melts add 1 tsp of spice mix.