Attukal Pongala is not only a temple festival but also a festival of traditional and local flavours. Its an occasion to taste different types of home made snacks, which women bring to sell. The common murukku, pakkavada, and ullippakkavada are some of them. There is also elayappam, (rice cake steam cooked in banana leaf, with jaggery and pieced banana added) which is also called valsan in many parts of Trivandrum. Usually elayappam is made on special occassions like religious festivals of Shivarathri and Karthika. But it has now found its place as a common snack in many local tea shops.
It must be very yummy home made food. I wonder how taste this Valsan?
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