Live Dosa - Vishnu, Keralan New Year and the Harvest Season

We were welcomed like old friends by Fazila and Aji, to an opulently decorated Live Dosa on Good Friday, which also coincides with Vishnu, Keralan New Year and the Harvest Season.

Very much a family occasion, we were joined by local residents of Chelmsford and the surrounding area, along with local dignitaries, namely the Lady Mayor, Patricia Hughes.



Having been gleefully presented with a hand drawn butterfly picture, by one of our hosts young daughters, the Mayor was then shown the traditional Vishu Kani. We understood this to be a traditional ceremony performed at dawn for the younger members of the family, where they would receive monetary gifts.



Having taken part in the lighting of the Kani, which also had traditional oils to welcome the new year and season, we were all shown to our tables.

Adorned with large banana leaves, we were to eat a traditional Indian meal.



We were served with a sprinkle of salt in one corner, and from that sprinkle of salt a whole meal grew on the banana leaf. The salt was followed with a pile of banana crisps, pickled limes (spicy to Spicer), a teaspoon of ginger curry.

Then followed a selection of purees, yoghurts and a fruit curry, then came the hot curries and other food items, the lentil curry and the curried cabbage were sliced to perfection, we then had rice and 3 different curried soups to accompany this. As these dishes grew so did the glorious aromas.



All vegetarian dishes, it was a treat to try dishes I know I wouldn’t normally order and found them all thoroughly enjoyable.

To be included in a family event such as this and to be welcomed as old friends is a joy to us at the Community Hub, to see this venue grow and prosper is our goal with all our local businesses.



We encourage anyone to visit the Live Dosa, without hesitation as they are running this traditional menu for one more night on Saturday 15th April, be sure to book quickly!!

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