This year Onam meant a lot of cooking. We made a total of 9 items for Mahabali’s visit. Since (R)oomie and I did it together it was more fun than anything else. His Teeyal was to die for! We made Avial, Rasam, Manga Pulisherry, Beans Toran, Kootu curry, Inji-puli , Rice, Dal and Payasam. We even tried to serve it the traditional way - on a banana leaf in the right(?) order starting with salt.
We hope Mahabali brings us all happiness, good health, wealth and prosperity with his visit this year. Hridayam Niranja Onashamsagal!