Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FESTIVE FOOD EVENT ONAM CELEBRATION


After successful celebration of Krishna and Ganesh Chaturthi I am back with yet another Festival ~ Onam Celebration at ASANKHANA ,
Priti AND Purva have given me the opportunity to host Festive Food Event.
The Festive theme for this month being Onam Festival Celebrations,for which i am really Thankful to both of them.
''Onam is harvest festival celebrated with great joy in Kerala to welcome King Mahabali whose spirit is said to visit Kerala. Onam,celebrated in the month of CHINGAM which is the first month of MALYALAM calendar.
Onam celebration last for 10 days,first day is known as Atham and last day is known as Thiruonam.Onam is also National Festival of Kerala since 1961.

Onam is celebrated by beautiful designs of Pookalam, which is colourful arrangment of flowers on floor,this ritual is followed in almost all the households of Kerala,during the 10 day long festival .During Onam Boat Races known as Vallamkali Boat Race also known as snake boat race are organised during 10 days Onam Festival.The curled ends of the boats are shaped like cobra hoods and it is from this shape that boat has derived its name. There are Elephant processions on the streets, which gives Royal touch to the festival.

Ona Sadya is prepared on the last day of the festival which depicts the happiness of people towards King Mahabali whose spirit is said to visit during Onam. The grand feast of Payasam, Aviyal, Rice, Popadums, Kootukari......list of irresistible food goes on are served on Banana leaf. source from here
So lets all come together and celebrate the true spirits of Onam
Logo for Onam Celebration
Guidelines to celebrate Onam
1. Prepare food which is usually prepared on these 10 days of ONAM FESTIVAL,like Errissery,Kalan,Olan,Aviyal,Thoran,Mulakoshyam,Sambhar,Rasam,Payasam,Beverages,Pickles,Papads,Chips and Fruits.
2. Mail me your entries at stillnotyet100@gmail.com with the subject line Festive Food Onam Celebration.The last date for sending your entry is 22nd of September.
3. Kindly provide below mentioned details-
name
blog name
dish name
dish url
pic of size 300x250
Non bloggers no need to get upset,email your recipe along with the picture,we will post it in your name and include in the round up.
4. Link your post with the Event Announcement and try to use the colourful Onam logo
5. Old post are accepted,provided they are republished by linking back to the event announcement along with the logo.
So Frens Onam Celebration is on at ASANKHANA ,start pouring in your entries for Harvesting Festival Onam.
Thanks again Priti and Purva for joining me in the Festive Food Onam Celebration.

ceeya soon frens,..HAPPY ONAM FESTIVAL,,..

33 comments:

Uma said...

Best wishes on your first event Priyanka! Will surely try to chip in.

karuna said...

congrats on hosting ure first event. will try to send in somthing.all the best

jayasree said...

Though no celebrations at home this year, I shall try to contribute.

Priti said...

Hey Priyanka Thanks for hosting the Event :-)..hope you'll have nice time hosting.

Superchef said...

am gonna have some friends over for the traditional sadya..so all i need to do is to click some pics..:) will defenitely send in my entry..

Sireesha said...

Best wishes on hosting your first event .Will surely try to participate......Enjoy hosting:))

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Good luck n happy hosting .. will try n come up eith something

LG said...

Onam is a definitely a wonderful festival to celebrate. Happy hosting Priyanka

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow Onam celebrations on you r blog. Best of luck. Happy hosting!

Sunshinemom said...

Can I make any one instead of the entire spread? We don't celebrate Onam but then I could make a kaalan or Olan:)

sowmya said...

nice event...will try something,...and that flower rangoli is so beautiful!!

Sangeeth said...

will surely pitch in...have 1 food alreasy in mind....will post soon

Cham said...

Beautiful pict, i will try my best to send something keralite :) Happy Onam and hosting ur first event!

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates on hosting ur first event..will send you my entry..

Illatharasi said...

Happy hosting dear.... count me IN!

Madhavi said...

Hey..how r u doin' ??? I am back :))

Congratulations and all the best for ur first event !!!

Priti said...

A tag waiting for U in my blog @
http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2008/09/tandoori-chicken-tag.html

SriLekha said...

congrats on hosting ur event! waiting for ur entries for the chicken event!

Myviews said...

Happy hosting Priyanka...will defenitely send in my entry..

easycrafts said...

congrats on hosting the first event...my entry will reach you today

Priya said...

Lovely thought..sure will participate..

Laavanya said...

I miss the lovely onasadhy that I used to eat at my neighbour's house. Will definitely try to cook up something for you.

Dibs said...

I now finally know your name thanks to Priti's blog :-)))) I have often wondered... What is the significance of notyet100? :-)

Thanks for your wishes for mom.

Will look out for the onam round up! Though not very familiar with Kerala food, will try to send in an entry!

Kitchen Flavours said...

I just sent u my entry to the event. Please check out dear.

Purva Desai said...

Wow the post loks really colourful...

Will surely contribute for Onam Festval

Happy Hosting :)

Cham said...

Happy Onam Priyanka

Dershana said...

Hi, Best of luck with the event. Just sent you my entry.

Happy Onam.

Simran said...

I will be travelling and miss sending an entry for this one. But this is such tempting festive food that I am surely going to come back and bookmark your round-up

Srivalli said...

Priyanka, Thank you very much for your contribution for the fundraiser.

Yasmeen said...

Priyanka ,Hope you have an exciting time hosting the event. My best friend at school was a keralite. She was always excited about Onam , i loved the tasty Onam treats she shared with me. This event brings back those sweet memories with her at school.

Sukanya said...

Happy hosting...Have already sent my post to you. Will send you some more soon...

G.Pavani said...

hai first of all congrats for having a beautiful blog.i have tried some recipes from u.they tastes superab.thx for sharing such nice recipes

Sunshinemom said...

Hi, my pradaman is on its way:)