New Year starts with a happy note and holiday for all of us. Like everyone we had a fantastic New Year celebration at home, I baked Gingerbread cake and made rockcandy/Karkandu Pongal which is an authentic and traditional tamilian sweet for the start of the NEWYEAR. Later followed by Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha (very first time I got to prepare this) and onion raita for our lunch. Watched a new movie, had fun time with kids, chit-chat with my hubby about the last year and how to be this year, as only “CHANGES are permanent” – there were few good and bad things in this year.
Karkandu Pongal / Rock candy Pongal / Kalkandu Pongal
This year accepting the changes, looking and love to get surrounded by positive vibes around me and also like to spread positive vibes to people I come across in my daily life.
As all of us knew how precious the time is, I don’t want to waste my time with …, hear non-sense and deal with stupidest, but planned to share my time equally with my blog, family and few hours for me. When I look back to my blog, and when it was loaded with full and full of food posts, I got to remember that my blog is a personal blog and wonder where my other works have gone. And so this year my blog will be having the scribbles like earlier as before – Stay tuned for the TAMILIAN TALES.
New year lunch 2017 – Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha, onion raita and Boiled egg
Not to stop scribbling all these but going to strive hard to bring it to action. So hereafter waking up early, admire the early morning and admire the weekends late nights, fun with kids, time for my arts and crafts, newly learned but one of dream stitching my own dress – coming on the way with hand embroidery, my paintings and sharing how to paint, gardening with tips of easy gardening and organic manure, my travel, few beauty tips more coming stay tuned with us.
Wishing each and everyone a very Happy (Healthy, wealthy, Peaceful and Successful) New Year.
Welcoming new year 2016
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Up to now no resolutions but there something to be followed by me, also hope will follow that.
Love what you do, Do what you love, Dream a lot, Aim high, Work hard, Keep yourself busy, Never miss any opportunities, Spend time with yourself, Love yourself, Be confident, Be strong, Have a healthy Time pass, Spend time with kids, Control Anger, Eat well, Sleep well, Talk less, Smile lot, Accept the changes in your life (haters may become lovers and lovers may become haters), Never lose your self-respect ——– Live and Let Live.
2015 had many memories in my life which would stay forever. Hope for the better and best memories in 2016.
Tamil New Year also called as “Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu” among Tamil people all over the world. It is celebrated according to the Tamil calendar on the first day of Chithirai month. According to the Gregorian calendar it falls on 13th or 14 th April. Tamil People All over the world celebrate Varusha Pirappu in a big way by merrymaking and feasting.
They celebrate by following specific traditions and rituals. Early in the morning, women adorn the entrance of their house with colorful Kolam patterns. Centre of the kolam is decorated with a lamp called “Kuthuvillakku” in a belief that it would dispel darkness. They also visit to temple and invoke blessings for the coming year.
Tamil New Year / Puthandu
People start the day by watching auspicious things like gold, silver, betel leaves, nuts, fruit, vegetables, raw rice, coconut and new dresses and these are followed, as the belief of a good start to New Year will ensure prosperity and happiness in the coming year.
To mark the occasion people wear new dress and relish best food including a sweet, sour and bitter taste in the dish to signify different aspects of life. People greet their friends and family as, “Puthandu Nal Valthukkal”.
Let me share few of the recipes for New Year:
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