Wish u all a very Happy and prosperous Vishu ….
Here I am sharing the recipe of our traditional vishu katta…In thrissur we make this as a thick form ,thats why its called Vishnu katta .. But in some places like cochin and palakkad ,they make in the form of kanji .. .We cant celebrate vishu without vishu katta and vishu kani…In the day of vishu after seeing the vishu kani early in the morning ,we used to have vishu katta as breakfast ….So Enjoy a great vishu …..
Raw Rice -2 1/2cup( unakkalari,the rice which we use to make palpayasam) if u don’t get unakkalari u can use raw rice (pacha ari which we used to make idly)
Cumin seeds-3/4 tsp
Cooking Time-1 hour
Extract thick coconut milk( onnam pall) and filter it (3 cup).
Lightly crush cumin seeds and add this to the coconut milk and keep it aside …
Now add some more water and grind again and extract thin coconut milk(8 1/2cup).
Soak rice of 20 minutes and wash properly drain and keep it aside..Heat the uruli or big thick bottomed vessel(if u have nonstick kadai its the best) ….Then add the 2nd coconut milk and bring it to boil in medium flame.Stir occasionally for not to curdling the milk .
When it began to boil, add the rice into it,close the vessel with a lid and cook..
When its 1/2 cooked add the salt …Don`t forget to stir occasionally. ..So when the rice is 3/4th cooked then add the 1st extract of milk with cumin seeds ..
..Stir continuously till the rice is cooked and become a thick gravy .Stir carefully coz the water in the milk will began to splutter .When done the oil is begin to come out from vishu katta ….
So when its done take it from the kadai or uruli and pour into a steel plate or banana leaves and fill it fully (if u have banana leaves use that only ..(the vishu katta will be more tastier )…With a banana leaf or a spatula wipe the top portion and make it even..
.When cool cut into pieces..
Serve it with cashew nut curry
or jaggery syrup(sharkara paani)
Here I wrote the exact amount of ingredients of vishu katta …So if u follow the same amount of ingredients u will definitely get a nice vishu katta..