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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Aadi 18/Aadi Perukku Recipes!

This is a month of Aadi maasam is 4th month in Tamill Calendar. Its also called Ashada Maasa in Karnataka. Mostly for Kannadigas it will finish earlier then Tamilians. This month is inauspicious for most of us. In this month, many will not perform auspicious events. But nowadays you can see Aadi offer in many shops for clothes and gold.

Today is Aadi 18, we prepare mixed rice like Tamarind rice, Lemon Rice, Pongal and Coconut Rice. Pooja is performed and offered to god as prasadam. 

It also has some important days like

Aadi Amavasai,(9th Aug) - No moon day.
Aadi Pooram (12th Aug) - This day is for Andal Goddess.
Aadi Perukku( 3rd Aug) - This day is 18th day of Aadi dedicated to Kaveri River and falls.
Aadi Karthigai(4th Aug) - This day is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Kavadi is taken on this day in temples.
Aadi Velli (Fridays) - All Fridays in this month is considered auspicious and ladies exchange kumkum and sweets. Sweets are prepared and offered to God with prayers.

This month also has Varalakshmi Vratham.

Now over to the Recipes.

I prepared Kalanda Sadam - Puli Sadam/Puliyogare, Thenga Sadam/Coconut Rice, Elamichai Sadam/ Lemon Rice and Sweet Pongal/Jaggery Rice.

My Recipe for Coconut Rice. This is one of my hubby's favourite rice.

Steamed Rice - 2 cups(as required)
Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2nos (chopped)
Oil - 2 tspns(Coconut oil or any cooking oil)
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Hing/Asafotida - a pinch
Urad dal/Channa Dal - 1 tspn
Cashews - chopped
Curry leaves - few chopped

Preparation Method
In a Kadai, heat oil add mustard and wait till it splutters. Then add hing, dals and saute till its brown. Add green chilles and curry leaves.
Now add cashews and roast it brown.
Add grated coconut and fry till brown.
Then add salt and rice mix well.

Serve hot with fried papadams and vadams.

Recipe for Puli Sadam/Puliyogare.

Puliyogare dry mix - 3 tspns(My mom made the powder)
Steamed Rice - 2 cups
Gingely Oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Ural Dal/Channa Dal - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
In a Kadai, heat oil add mustard and wait till it splutters. Then add hing, dals and saute till its brown. Add curry leaves and saute til it splutters. Now add the Puliyogare powder and off the stove. Serve hot with fried papadams and vadams.
Add salt and rice mix well.
Once cooled add rice and mix well.

You can see another version of this Coconut rice here. Lemon Rice and Pongal here.

These recipes are perfect for lunch box.


Ms.Chitchat on August 3, 2010 at 10:46 AM said...

Thanks for reminding abt the Aadi perukku. Thenga sadam and the puliyodharai looks amazing,sure to taste good. Can u let me know from ur mom how to make the puliyodharai powder?:)

Indian Khana on August 3, 2010 at 11:21 AM said...

Everything looks yum...

GEETHA ACHAL on August 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM said...

Thanks for sharing the important dates...Nice kalanda sadams...superb....

Shanthi Krishnakumar on August 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM said...

Nice mixed rice varieties. Happy festival

Satya on August 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM said...

all sadams looks delicious and divine


Sanjeeta kk on August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM said...

Nice feast. Love the variety rice. Coconut rice is my fav too.

Jeyashris Kitchen on August 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM said...

oh sara, i too made tamarind rice and kalkandu sadham .looks very nice

Hari Chandana P on August 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM said...

Woww... looks nice and delicious.. thanks for sharing !!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) on August 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM said...

lovely flavors...looks so tempting n yum...mouthwatering dishes sara...

Suji on August 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM said...

Great flavors..Thx for sharing these yummy variety rice plates...

Swathi on August 4, 2010 at 1:55 AM said...

Thanks for remembering me Aadi peruku. After amma i haven't celebrated that, Nice saadam varieties.

Unknown on August 4, 2010 at 4:46 AM said...

Wow, how delicious recipes.

Raks on August 4, 2010 at 1:32 PM said...

Lovely spread,looks tempting!

Mina Joshi on August 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM said...

Wow such delicious recipes!! We too celebrate the month of sawan by fasting and remembering our forefathers.

Saraswathi Iyer on August 6, 2010 at 3:40 PM said...

Thank you friends for your lovely comments. Dear Ms Chitchat will post the recipe soon.

R.Gopi on August 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM said...

ஆடிப்பெருக்கு (ஆடி 18) அன்னிக்கு, கையில ஒரு சப்பரம் இழுத்துண்டு போய், காவிரில நுரை பொங்க வழிஞ்சோடற அந்த தண்ணிய பாத்துண்டு, இந்த புளியோதரை, எலுமிச்சை சாதம், தேங்காய் சாதம், தயிர் சாதம் ஒரு கட்டு கட்டினது ஞாபகத்துக்கு வந்தது..

பழைய நினைவுகளை கிளறிவிட்ட பதிவு... கூடவே அசத்தல் கலவை சாதங்கள்...

நன்றி சரஸ்வதி.........

veena on August 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM said...

very tempting spread


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