സദ്യ (Sadya)

A variety of vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India….The main dish is plain boiled rice, served along with other dishes collectively called Kootan (കൂട്ടാന്‍) which include curries like Parippu, Sambar, Rasam, Pulisseri and others like Kaalan, Avial, Thoran, Olan, Pachadi, Mango pickle, Naranga curry, as well as Papadum, Banana, plain Yogurt or Buttermilk, and plantain chips. The traditional dessert called Payasam served at the end of the meal is of many kinds and usually three or more are served. The ‘Kootan’ are made with different vegetables and have different flavours; some say the reason for including so many dishes in the Sadya is to ensure that the diners will like at least two or three dishes. (x)

Vaayil vellamooriyitt vayya :P

"I read somewhere that sometimes, the wrong train can lead you to the right station.

We’ll see…”

Dabba / The Lunchbox 
(Ritesh Batra, 2013)

(Source: jamesbadgedale)