Vishu sadya this year was a combined effort from my sister-in-law and I. The strain was halved and it was double the fun.
This dish was made by my sis-in-law and it tasted great.
Many vegetables can be made into a thoran, following the same recipe.
You may substitute it with cabbage, carrots, beetroot, string bean, or even drumstick. I sometimes put in a mix of vegetables and it tastes superb
Wash beans well. Top and tail them .
Beans - 1/2 kilo (chopped )
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
green chillies - 1 or 2
Shallots - 3 - 4 (peeled)
Onion - 1 medium (diced) optional
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - whole ( 1/2 tsp or powder - 1/4 tsp)
Salt to taste
Tempering - mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried red chillies
Coarsely grind the grated coconut, cumin, shallots, green chillies, turmeric and chilly powder .
Now add this grated stuff to the beans, and mix well with salt to taste.
In a wok , add a bit of oil, add the tempering one by one, and if adding the onions, saute them first till golden, add in the beans, mixed with the ground coconut.
Put a lid on , and steam till the beans are done.
The rest of the items were, Sambar, aviyal, kaalan, pappadam, pickle and Semiya payasam.
The Vishu-kani in our puja room
Our daughter in her new Vishukkodi :)
The sadya ready for serving.