A Movable Feast
It would be no exaggeration to say that all the major Hindu festivals of Kerala are more about feasting than anything else.
So it was fairly easy for my parents to make sure that my sister and I, second generation Malayalis (as people from Kerala are known) growing up in Mumbai, had an appreciation for Keralean culture.
My mom loves to cook, and the three major holidays (Vishu, Onam and Tiruvadira) inevitably turn into cook-a-thons for her.
It would be no exaggeration to say that I would rather enjoy the fruits of the cook-a-thon than conduct one myself.
So in anticipation of the upcoming holiday of Vishu ( which was on April 14), we took our kids to an Indian restaurant in New Jersey last Sunday and treated them to what I should have cooked at home.
My excuse: Vishu was falling on a weekday and between waking up at 7:30 a.m, sending kids off to school and reporting to work at 9:30, I just don’t seem to have any time.