learn to prepare sadya, an entire meal served on a whole banana leaf, which you are meant to eat with your fingers. http://goindia.about.com/od/indianfoodandeating/ht/indian-eating.htm
Eating with your hands is simple. You use your thumb, index and middle fingers like a scoop, pinch a bit of rice (or grains) then some of this and that. Save the baby banana for dessert :)
more desserts like payasam ,pradhaman will serve on the same banana leaf
Makes me want to reach right into the photo.