Wishing all my friends and readers a Happy and Prosperous Vishu
In India Vishu has already arrived whereas I have few more hours to go. Vishu is one of the traditional festivals I love enjoys and celebrates with full fun. As it is a working day for my hubby and kids I am going make only a few dishes and have the Sadya for dinner. In addition to make vegetable feast sadya, I also wanted to try some of the traditional Vishu recipes. Vishukatta is one of traditional breakfast served in central Kerala which I made yesterday for the first time.
Vishukatta is must in Thrissur, Central Kerala. It is served as breakfast. Actually it is simple dish with just 3 ingredients. Rice, coconut milk and cumin seeds, and traditionally made without adding any salt. But I added little bit of salt as I thought without it nobody will try it in my home. You can notice simplicity in Vishu dishes, as it comes during, chakka /Jackfruit and manga /mango season. So these two dominates mainly whether it is curry or dessert it is made with either of them.
Even though Vishukatta consist of breakfast dish, I think we can have them for brunch or as little snack. For making this recipe the only thing you need to do is cook the rice in coconut milk. First you need to cook them in thin coconut milk then thick coconut milk, finally when it is almost cooked add some cumin seeds and salt.
The cooked mushy rice is transferred to a greased plate, spread and cut it into pieces once it is cooled down. That is why it is called Vishukatta, literal meaning will be square pieces made during Vishu. It is usually enjoyed with syrup made of jaggery and ground ginger. But I prefer them with spicy curry. Even pickles go well with them.
I made only a small quantity as I am was not sure of how it would taste and I knew my kids won’t care about it. It was delicious both hubby and me finished the entire Vishukatta.
Here comes the recipe, if you are looking for some change in breakfast give it try it is gluten free too.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.