Kadabu | Sweet Somas (Somasi)

Processed with Snapseed.Feels SO good to be back! Everyone must be busy prepping for Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow.

Ganesh Chaturthi has always held a special place in my heart. At Amma’s, this is the most grand festival after Diwali. Amma makes all of Lord Ganesha’s favourite foods for the neivedhyam (food offering) – an exhaustive menu of Kadabu, Modak, Uzhundu Kozhkattai  (a family heirloom recipe), Amminni Kozhkattai, Idli, Coconut Chutney, Kosambari/Kosumalli (a salad made with soaked channa dal/urad dal and a melange of veggies), Aama-vadai (lentil fritters), and the regular fare of sambhar, rasam, pudithuvval (poriyal/palya), rice, and poppadoms as well. Deluged by a huge wave of nostalgia right now. How I miss festivals at Amma’s!  Continue reading