I have shared 80+ Tamil New Year Recipes that include varieties of sambar, kootu, rasam, vada and payasam. There is a special dish prepared on this day Maanga Pachadi to represent the acceptance of 6 different tastes and emotions in life,. All Tamil New Year Recipes and Vishu recipes are shared with step by step pictures, a detailed procedure, tips and some Recipes are shared with a short YouTube video too. Please click the link/pictures in this collage to read through the recipe.
This year both Tamil New Year and Vishu falls on Tuesday, 14 April. Also, I think this collection of recipes, will be helpful for you and me too, to plan the lunch spread ahead.
Tamil Puthandu, also known as Puthuvarusham or Tamil New Year, is the first day of the year on the Tamil calendar. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, as the first day of the Tamil month Chithirai. It therefore almost always falls on or about 14 April every year on the Gregorian calendar. The same day is observed by Hindus elsewhere as the traditional New year but is known by other names such as Vishu in Kerala, and Vaisakhi in central and north India.[Source: Wiki]
Wish you all a Tamil New Year and Vishu