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Vishukkatta ~ Traditional Vishu Special Snack from Central Kerala ! Happy Vishu …

Tomorrow,14th of April is Vishu,the auspicious New Year of Kerala.Many things have been said about Vishukkani (the propitious first sight we see on Vishu day),Vishukkainettam (the money and presents given by elders to the members of family) and Sadya here.This time I thought of posting something traditional.Vishukkatta.This is a Vishu specialty of Central Kerala.I missed this snack even while I was at Trivandrum.Many even ridiculed me for asking ‘Vishukkatta’.Then only I realized this is a specialty of Central Kerala.

Vishukkatta is prepared with raw rice.Cooked in coconut milk and spiced slightly with cumin seeds,this snack is served along with jaggery syrup.For central Keralites,this is a must while celebrating Vishu..Consider this as my Vishukkinettam and have a wonderful year ahead…!

Ingredients

1 cup of raw rice (pachayari or chemba pachari)
2.5 cups thin coconut milk
1 cup thick coconut milk
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
salt as needed
1 tsp coconut oil to grease the plate

For Jaggery Syrup

1/2 cup grated jaggery
1/4 cup water

Method
In a heavy bottomed vessel or Uruli,cook the raw rice in thin coconut milk.This has to be done in medium heat till boiling point stirring in between.When it start boiling,reduce the heat and cook till three fourth done.By this time rice will absorb the coconut milk.At this point add the thick coconut milk,salt and cumin seeds.Cook till the rice is cooked well and the coconut milk is absorbed completely.Switch off and grease a plate with coconut oil.Shift the cooked rice to the plate and flatten it with a spatula evenly.When it’s cool,cut into desired shapes and serve along with jaggery syrup.Preparing this syrup is easy.Boil the jaggery and water to medium consistency.It should not be thick.Enjoy !

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31 comments on “Vishukkatta ~ Traditional Vishu Special Snack from Central Kerala ! Happy Vishu …

  1. Priya dharshini
    April 13, 2012

    Happy Vishu,rice and the coconut milk is the best combo…Cant resist to try this snack.

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  2. Suja Manoj
    April 13, 2012

    Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year dear..delicious vishu katta,looks awesome,heard of this but never tried..

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  3. R
    April 13, 2012

    happy new year to u too. luv this traditional recipe.

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  4. Gayathri NG
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu, simply delicious post…

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  5. maha
    April 14, 2012

    Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy.
    maha

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  6. Muraligeetham
    April 14, 2012

    Happy vishu! this dish is new to me..

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  7. Sobha Shyam
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu dear..I am happily accepting ur delicious Vishukaineetam 🙂 l

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  8. anilkurup
    April 14, 2012

    umm that is enlightening . Was unaware till now,

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  9. Insignia
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu. This was new to me! I didnt know this dish. But rice and coconut milk always gets the best.

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  10. Kaveri Venkatesh
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu.

    This recipe is very new to me. will give it a try soon

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  11. Priya
    April 14, 2012

    Happy vishu wishes, Quite a new dish for me,never heard about this dish…

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  12. Vardhini
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu. New snack and looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  13. Swathi Iyer
    April 14, 2012

    Happy Vishu to you and family. I heard lot about this traditional dish, not yet tried.

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  14. Pravs
    April 15, 2012

    very nicely done…nice to see another post on vishukatta.Hope you and your family had a good vishu.

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  15. Vimitha Anand
    April 15, 2012

    Happy Vishu and this snack is totally new to me. Traditional are always the best

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  16. faseela
    April 15, 2012

    yummy vishukatta….real authentic recipe…

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  17. Julie
    April 16, 2012

    Real traditional recipe,,yummy!
    Belated Vishu wishes!

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  18. Now Serving
    April 16, 2012

    that turned out so nice! I like that kind a sweet a lot!

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  19. Jay
    April 17, 2012

    wat a gorgeous treat..the flavors are just wonderful
    Tasty Appetite

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  20. Chandrani
    April 19, 2012

    Very delicious. Happy vishu..

    Cuisine Delights
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  21. cookingvarieties
    April 19, 2012

    hi melange, sorry , my “e” is not the same as the one in your name. ha ha.
    thanks for coming over, nice knowing you.. great recipe. Tho your celebration is over now.. but i believed you and family had a great fiesta on your new year.
    have a nice day

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  22. Namitha
    April 19, 2012

    Happy New year !! never made this,maybe because I'm from Kottayam 🙂

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  23. Sonali Pradhan
    April 19, 2012

    wow…this is a must try ! loved it dear !!!

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  24. Rachna
    April 20, 2012

    Happy Vishu! And this looks like a very interesting sweet to me. You post some seriously yummy pics!

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  25. Purabi Naha
    April 23, 2012

    Oh wow, rice, coconut milk and jaggery would make an unique combination for sure! Loved this…

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  26. Torviewtoronto
    April 23, 2012

    yummy we make a special rice very similar I know it tastes good 🙂 deliciously presented

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  27. hemalata
    April 30, 2012

    Belated New year wishes dear, vishukkatta looks so yummy.

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  28. Veganosaurus
    May 3, 2012

    I've never had this dish before. Sounds soooooo yummy! I love jaggery. And the combination of coconut milk and jaggery is simple unbeatable. *slurp*

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  29. Nithu Bala
    June 10, 2012

    This is so delicious and you have clicked it very nicely.You have a wonderful space. Happy to be your follower. Drop at my blog when you get time.

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  30. Leelagovind
    June 27, 2012

    the pure white vishukatta is really delicious!

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  31. Renu navin paliwal
    July 7, 2012

    despite beinga akeralite i have never tried this.. bookmarking.. it looks soooo good.. i am sure it tasted wow!!

    http://foodigest.blogspot.com/

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