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July 16, 2014

AADI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM RECIPE-AADI PANDIGAI RECIPES

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Aadi thengai paal recipe

Aadi pirappu or Aadi pandigai festival is observed on the first day of Tamil month Aadi
( Aadi 1st) as per tamil panjangam.This year 2016,it falls on July 16th.Aadi is the beginning of festival months for Tamilians.So Aadi pandigai is one of the famous festivals celebrated in Tamil nadu.In this month we celebrate Aadi velli,Aadi chevvai,Aadi karthigai,Aadi amavasai,Aadi pooram and the most important Aadi perukku/Aadi 18 festival.In Salem,we used to welcome Aadi by roasting coconut filled with jaggery and sesame mix in direct fire.We call it as “Thengai sudum pandigai”.My mom follows this practice till today whereas my MIL makes either sweet pongal or payasam along with medhu vadai.I love to help my mom in all the pre preparatory works till roasting.The taste of roasted coconut along with the sesame seeds mix would be awesomeTongue. I have posted that recipe HERE .There are many reasons to celebrate the beginning of Aadi both scientifically & traditionally.But to me,Aadi means discountsWinking.Every year we used to wait for aadi & buy clothes and other things at discounted rates. In addition to all these, aadi is a very special month for newly-weds Tongue.In this month, newly married couple is invited to the girl's house and the couple is gifted with new clothes and other presents with grand festival lunch. I heard Brahmins make this rich thengai paal in this festival lunch menu for their son-in-laws.When I read this, I found it interesting and wanted to give a try. As Sendhil loves coconut milk based dishes, he enjoyed it a lot.Its a very simple but very rich payasam kind of dessert.It tastes like sweetened coconut milk we make for appam.Do try this for a change,offer to God and welcome Aadi - the festival month Happy.
Aadi thengai pandigai - Recipe here

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Aadi thengai paal recipe


Aadi thengai paal recipe Aadi thengai paal  recipe for aadi pirappu/aadi pandigai !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Festival recipes
Serves: Serves 1-2
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Raw rice – 1 tbsp
  • Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Cashews - 5 nos
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
METHOD

  • Grate coconut.Grind it adding rice & 1 cup of warm water to take the first milk.Strain it and take the extract.Again add 1/2 cup of water,grind and take the second milk.Mix both the milk and set aside.
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  • Melt the grated jaggery in a bowl adding 1/4 cup of water.Once its melted,strain the syrup and again boil for few minutes in medium flame till its raw smell emanates.
  • Now add the coconut milk and let it boil in medium flame for 3-4 minutes.It should not boil.Coconut milk should be heated till its raw smell goes off.Keep stirring every now and then.Lastly add cardamom powder.Roast cashews in ghee and add to the milk.
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Delicious aadi thengai paal is ready !

Note
  • Adjust the quantity of jaggery based on ur taste. 
  • U can replace rice with rice flour but u should mix it without any lumps.Basically rice or rice flour is used to give thickness to the dish. 
  • U can add a pinch of kesar color if u wish.
  • Color of this payasam may vary based on the color of jaggery.

Welcome Aadi with this yummy thengai paal recipe
aadi pandigai recipes
Do check out my other Aadi recipes



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11 comments :

  1. I am looking forward for the sutta thengai post. I almost forgot about that. I have smelled that when neighbors do that :)

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  2. I just noted down the recipe from my mom fir thengai paal payasam to make tom. Same procedure. Lovely clicks

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  3. Na avail ne'er oorughiradhu.
    Vetriyudan koodadhu ok.

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  4. simple and tasty dish.. I can feel the coconut aroma here... nice clicks

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  5. this looks amazing... love anything with coconut milk...

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  6. yummy v tooo make this but not aadi ... just like that

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  7. delicious payasam.....inviting !!!

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