Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Your onam story for the week

Well another Onam is over and we are all back to our usual routine. Our handsome and charming son who now lives in the US celebrated Onam in his own way. He had invited a couple of friends, among whom was an American friend of his who loves Indian food, for his Onam dinner. When our son invited Scott, he asked him what food he was preparing for the dinner. Our son told him the menu which included aviyal. Scott asked him what aviyal was and our son said, “you will know when you come for the dinner.”

On Onam day, his friends arrived and they were all at the dinner table.Scott  (who had done an elaborate search on the Internet to find out what aviyal was) asked our son which of the dishes was aviyal. He tasted the aviyal and was very impressed and asked our son, “do you know there is an interesting story about how aviyal came into existence?” Our son asked him what the story was and Scott narrated the story about the Maharaja of Travancore at the Murajapuram Vedic seminar. Our son asked him where he found this story. Scott said, “you know, there is an interesting blog site by name “Ammupatti’s Thoughts”. That is where I picked this story”. It truly is a small World Wide Web.

20 comments:

Inji said...

That is a wonderful Onam story. It also speaks for how special your blog is, so congrats Ammupatti! Personally, ever since I tried your aviyal recipe, I have been a convert. I have stopped using jeera in Aviyal(which is how it is prepared in my family).

Deep said...

Dear Ammupatti, great to see you blogging again. Looking forward to more updates from you. I tried your keerai molagootal a few weeks before and it came out very well. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

Raindrop said...

I have known about your blog for a long time but always forgot to take the id from Siva....caught him and the first thing I did is ask for the id :)

Am so glad I did. Just read the first post...such a lovely one. Am going to sit and read as many before i have to get up for dinner :) u got urself one more fan now...you can easily claim that :)

happy writing :)

vandana

Jennifer said...

This makes me smile! :) Belated Onam wishes.

Ammupatti said...

Hi Inji

Am I flattered. Thanks all the same.

Best wishes

Ammupatti said...

Hi Deep

I am glad about your keerai molagoottal. You will definitely get to see more recipes.

Regards

Ammupatti said...

Hi Vandana

Thanks a lot for visiting and posting your comments.

You have a wonderful blog too.

Best wishes

Ammupatti said...

Hi Jennifer

Thank you. I had been wondering where you were. Not heard from you in a long time.

Best wishes

cumincoriandercardamom said...

Small world indeed. :)

Shubha said...

Ammu patti I am glad I found ur blog... its awesome.. and so informative. I feel as if I met my mom again...she expired 4 years back.. 6 months before i got married. Unga blog pata... kathai ellam padicha... I am reminded of her... feels so good to know there is someone who can teach me and guide me of the rituals to do in our TAmbram culture. Hmmm thanks for being there. Love u

Regards
Shubha (Los Angeles, CA)

cumincoriandercardamom said...

Truly a small world!

Suvasini said...

Hello Mami,

Been a long time since I said a Hello to you. After 1.5yrs stay in India and then vr back again to the US.. Now I've lotsa time to read ur Blogs and try out more recipe's. Thanks for adding me up in Facebook. Was just going through ur posts here, learnt ur son got married. Hearty Congratulations to you all. U look like a typical Iyer Mami in those pics and wow I love the Madisar that u wore on your Son's wedding...This year for ONam I tried Eruseri for the 1st time seeing your blog and it was Super Duper Hit.. My husband loved it the most and said, "yenga kozhalmannam la sadya irukum bodhu ippidiye than irukum Eruseri". I was so satisfied and happy when I heard it...
Thank You So much Mami. Your Blog is Boon to me (for a Tanjore Iyer Girl).

Best Wishes,
Suvasini Ramajayam

Suvasini said...

Looking forward to see more Blog Posts from you...

Ammupatti said...

Hi Shubah

I am overwhelmed. Thank you for all the good wishes. You have an awesome blog too.

Take care.

love

Ammupatti said...

Hi Suvasini

I am glad your kozhalmannam husband liked the erissery you made for Onam. I hail from a place not very far from kozhalmannam.

Thank you for all the good things you say about me. I shall definitely publish more posts.

love and regards

Ammupatti said...

Thank you for your comments, cumincoriandercardomom

Swathi said...

Ammupatti, liked the post very much. I love aviyal i need to try your version.

Ammupatti said...

Hi Swathi

I am sure you won't be disappointed!

best wishes

Narayan Swamy said...

I am late in leaving my comments, but how interesting to note the this world is getting smaller!

Belated Happy Onam.. and look forward to more updates, more regularly, Ammupatti.

Cheers... (my Onam dedication is here .. http://riteriterite.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/the-shrubs-in-the-rain-soaked-lane/ )

Ammupatti said...

Hi Narayan Swamy

Thank you. More than any one else, I wish to update my blog more regularly and most of the times I have ideas for many posts queuing up in my mind. I am not able to convert them into blog posts due to my various other commitments.

Yes, I regularly visit your blog.It is amazing.Your onam post was very nice.It was like walking through one of the edavazhis of Kerala.

I thank you for having me on your blog roll, I am honoured.

Thank you!