I did this post specially for Ria. I'm sure most of you know her and she needs no introduction. She asked me to do a guest post on her blog and its the first time I've got an opportunity to do guest blogging, thanks a ton Ria dear. Am very excited about it :). You can see this post at Ria's place too.
I got this recipe from Beena aunty, my amma's cousin. She took part in a cooking competition conducted by a Malayalam channel. This duck roast was one of her dishes which was very much appreciated by the judges of the competition. I wrote down the recipe at that time, hoping to make it sometime. Finally i got a chance to try out the recipe and I really enjoyed cooking it for the wonderful couple :) One more thing…all those rings & hearts you see in the photo are Ammu's contribution, thanks dear :)
Before going to the recipe, let me wish our lovely bride & groom (Ria & Jobin) a happy & blessed married life!! I would like to quote a few lines from a wedding card, that I got for my wedding. I Liked the lines in that card, hence thought of passing it to them too..
Kuttanadan Duck Roast by Shyam & Suzette, based on the above recipe. Thanks a lot friends :)
A happy marriage means these things –
sharing little happenings,
togetherness that never ends-
hand in hand,
the best of friends,
a little kiss,
lots of pride in one another,
being honest with each other.
A happy marriage is
love and laughter,
and living happily ever after!!
May your marriage be filled with loads of love & laughter and may you live happily ever after!!
Now about the recipe…When Ria asked me to do the guest post I agreed immediately, even without thinking what will I post. As the days passed by I was getting more and more confused about what to make.
Then one day, I was chatting with my friend who got married recently and she happened to tell me about the “virunnu”. Virunnu kodukkal or rather virunnu (as its popularly known) is an age old tradition that we have in Kerala. Soon after the wedding, the newly weds start getting invitation from their relatives and friends (from both sides) to visit them. Its a time where you get to know the family of your spouse in detail. Not to mention that the highlight of the virunnu is the grand feast prepared by the host for the newlyweds. Each host tries their best to impress the bride & groom with their masterpiece dish :)
Now when my friend mentioned the word virunnu, I suddenly thought about Ria. I was thinking what will be that special dish that I would like to prepare for them. Finally I zeroed in on kuttanadan duck roast. If you are a frequent visitor here at Ria‘s place, am sure you might have noticed her love for Kuttanad or rather her “motherland” ;). So here I am with this Kuttanadan duck roast especially for you. Hope you both will like it. Let me tell you how happy I am that I could atleast give you a virtual “virunnu”.
Once again wish you both a beautiful married life!