Vishukkatta - A traditional vishu delicacy
Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1 and 1/2
Salt - to taste
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
2) Squeeze the coconut with hand to get 1/4 cup fresh milk. It is called thalappal(first milk). Don't add any water in this step.
3)Add some warm water to coconut and squeeze the coconut milk to get approximately 5-6 cups.
4)Mix coconut milk with rice and salt and keep it in medium flame. If you are using high flame,milk may curdle. I used sona masoori rice in this recipe. Ponni rice also a good choice.Use same kind of rice in this category.
5)Keep stirring the mixture till the rice cooked and mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Pour into a tray and make it flat using a flat spoon. Sprinkle cumin seeds and thalappal and softly press with a spoon.
6)Wait till the mixure cools and cut into pieces.
7)Serve with jaggery syrup.
For jaggery syrup:-
Yesterday the climate was gloomy and rainy but we enjoyed vishu. We arranged a beautiful Vishukkani and enjoyed a vishu feast with vishukkatta. Evening we went to Durga temple and prayed for a good year filled with happiness.Shaheen had written an article about vishu and vishu rituals.Read it here