5 Must-Try Recipes for Vishu Celebration

There’s no doubt that the highlight of the year for many Malayalees is Vishu, and it’s not just because of the customary kaineetam but also because of the sumptuous Vishu sadya featuring an array of traditional dishes and delectable payasams. Among these, dishes made with chakka (jackfruit) and manga (mango) are especially cherished. Here are a few dishes handpicked for this Vishu celebration:

Kasuvandi Thoran: Kasuvandi thoran, or cashew thoran, may not be a common sight on the sadya spread, but this special side dish is definitely worth a try this Vishu. Its unique flavor and texture will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Mulaku Chuttaracha Manga Chammanthi: This roasted chilli chutney featuring raw mango is a delightful accompaniment to meals and sadya. The combination of coconut, raw mango, and dried chillies creates a burst of flavors that is simply irresistible.

Kani Ada: The auspicious Vishukani arrangement on the morning of Vishu is complemented by the ceremonial Vishu ada. This traditional delicacy is the perfect way to start your Vishu day on a delightful note.

Mango Pachadi: This tangy and flavorful dish is a crowd favorite during Vishu celebrations. Made with ripe mangoes, coconut milk, and shallots, this dish is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. The addition of coconut oil and mustard seeds for seasoning adds an extra layer of taste.

Idichakka Thoran: Tender jackfruit stir-fry, known as idichakka thoran, is a must-try dish during the summer season in Kerala. The soft innards of the jackfruit are cooked to perfection and sautéed with coconut and spices, resulting in a savory and satisfying dish that is sure to please your palate.

These are just a few of the many delicious dishes that you can enjoy during Vishu festivities. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Kerala cuisine or simply looking to savor some authentic flavors, these recipes are sure to add joy and flavor to your Vishu celebration.

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