Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yesterday’s fish curry



It is very rare that one gets to see the Diamond Anniversary of a couple and I had the opportunity to capture the same on video last week.


Had a lunch party for the couple (my in laws) on our terrace and invited some close friends who were in town. Even though the guest list was not a small one(29), we decided to cook all the food at home (including baking the birthday cake) 



The menu for the lunch was Kerala Chicken curry, Cabbage thoran, Pineapple pachadi, Sambhar, Pork roast and fish curry. 








All enjoyed the Appam and there were hardly any takers for rice. 


The moluku idichu varatha pappadam was a novelty for many and they wanted to know how it was made.
All were tickled by the “Yesterday’s fish curry” and one even jokingly commented “don’t tell me you are giving us leftovers”
I had to finally show them the recipe book in which it was named as “Yesterday’s fish curry”


As the recipe says these fish curries taste better the next day and is served a day after it is cooked. Good that we made two chattis of fish curry as it needed constant replenishing. (chatti is the earthen pot in which it is cooked and served)  


For desert we had parippu payasam, another sweet delicacy from Kerala.
The cake (Dulche De Leche Pound Cake) got over within no time as some went in for a second helping. We could not get the flaked almonds in any of the nearby stores, so soaked some almonds overnight and sliced them fine to garnish the cake.


The highlight was the couple cutting the cake and feeding each other



You can see how they looked 60 years ago in the attached video.


38 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my gosh... CONGRATS TO THE DIAMONDEERS!!! what a wonderful celebration and you and wife surely did them proud with such a succulent feast. YAM xx

Bikram said...

WOWO.. heartiest congratulations to the COUPLE.. please extend my regards to them ...

lovely celebrations and so much food yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ...

Bikram's

Sharmila said...

That's wonderful!Wishing them many more years together.
Flaked almonds you may get at Dorabjee's. Can I get to buy the chatti in Pune?

Haddock said...

I don't think we can get the chatti in Pune Sharmila. We got ours from Kerala.
Yes we came to know later about the availability in Dorabjee's.

Anilkumar Kurup said...

It is impossible to wait for a Diamond Jubilee occasion to grab this fantastic menu you have laid out.
Folks who expressed reservation about yesterday's day's fish curry are not aware of the taste of the "pazankoottan" that is Kerala's traditional staple . Long dead I suppose.Pazhankoottan .

Happy , healthy life ahead for the couple. Indeed unique to be together this long and healthy.

Joanne Noragon said...

They make my heart sing.

joeh said...

60 years is amazing! I'm at 40 years married, but then it has taken 3 wives so not quite the same thing.

Looks like they are still going strong.

Christine said...

congratulations, wow! And the food would rival any wedding!

Daisy said...

Wow! 60 years together! How wonderful! Congratulations to them. The food looks amazing. Nice photos.

Joy said...

What a wonderful ceremony and interesting to see your cuisines:)

Linda said...

What a beautiful celebration and you have documented it so well with your lovely photos. Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to them.

Priti Dhande said...

Indeed a golden moment that u all witnessed and enjoyed. May God bless the couple with similar golden moments in coming future !!

Antonina said...

Very touching photos of the couple feeding each other. Wishing them many happy years ahead.

Priyanka Mitra said...

lovely post and lovelier people...God bless u all :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello, greetings.

Lovely couple. May God bless them with many more years of happy married life.

Excellent photos of food which made my mouth water. I wish I was there to taste the delicious food.

Best wishes

Missy George said...

That was lovely..Thanks for sharing..May they have many more years of happiness..

KParthasarathi said...

A great milestone for the blessed couple..My best wishes and prayers for their continued happiness and well being.You have hosted a sumptuous feast of delectable items.The video was thoughtful and nice.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

wow...awesome party ! lovely couple :)
...those dishes...delicious !
"encounter with a super star"...that name of your blog rocks :)

M'Bai Madrasi said...

God Bless the couple. My best wishes.

And kudos for managing to host such a nice feast at your place, i was stunned at the word home cooked . Appam has always been my favorite :)

Honestly when I saw the tag yesterdays fish curry in the picture, even i pondered for a moment how could it be served a feast or why the tag :P. And later I ended up showing the recipe to my mom

Sharmila said...

Thank you.

Arti said...

How wonderful is that! And so inspiring! Loved the video, Here's to many more years and celebrations together!

Akshitha said...

Oh my god!!!! They look delicious..

Congratulations to ua in laws..lovely couple....♥

magiceye said...

Happy Anniversary with wishes for plenty more!!

Betty said...

congratulations to the anniversary couple! They had a fabulous menu for the celebrations. I was so pleased to find your comment on my blog as now I have visited yours and found so many things of interest. I did visit Mumbai as it was when called Bombay and it is one of my happiest memories .. The markets. Monkey island.. Everything there is so vibrant with colour. Which many of your photos show well. Nice to find your blog. Betty.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic party. The food spread is very much inviting.

Locomente said...

Thanks for sharing...
May happiness follow them forever!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The food looks real yummy :)
My best wishes to the couple!

Jeannette said...

Truly something to celebrate. Good health to them. You did a lovely job of making a memorial of their anniversary.

Anita said...

Your terrace is lovely. The party seemed pefect... good food, people, and fun! I watched parts of the video to get even more of a feel. Congratulations to your in-laws. How old were they when they married? Was it an arranged marriage? Feeding each other cake - how special!
Happy New Year to You and Your Family!

Anita said...

I meant to also say how impressed I am that you cooked the food! It looks delicious. I've had the pleasure of eating at the home of a friend of mine from India for years and love some of her specialties.

Ankita said...

This is so cute! lucky is this couple to have not only each other's company but such loving family members as well! the cake and sambhar look really awesome!

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Lady Lilith said...

Wow. That must have been a really special party.

Lowell said...

What a feast and kudos to your in-laws! Lois Anne and I will make 58 years this June so we're hoping to make it our Diamond Anniversary. And thanks much for your fine comment on Creative Confections! It means a lot when someone "gets" my poetry!

Aritree Chaudhuri said...

awww! such sweetness.. :)
p.s. : food is positively drool-worthy!

Amogha Rejeesh said...

Sweet couple!
Guess what, in my house whenever 'yesterday's fish curry' is made in our prized black meen chatti, it nearly never survives to see the next day, so we've been forced to call it 'today's fish curry' all along.

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Brinda Krishnan said...

Oh! Yum yum yum.