Today I celebrated Aadi pirappu/Aadi pandigai( Aadi festival) in my house by roasting coconut in direct fire by stuffing the coconut with sesame & jaggery pooranam.In Tamil we call this as “Thengai suduthal/thengai sudum pandigai”.This kind of celebration may be new to some of you.Its a customary practice among the people in and around Salem District,Tamil nadu.My mom follows this every year.Usually my mom makes pooja in evening around 6 pm by offering this roasted coconut for Vinayagar & Amman.This year 2016, AAdi 1 falls on 16th of July. In Tamil nadu,special sticks and readymade pooranam/stuffings are available in all the stores.Being in Bangalore,I couldn’t find these things here. So I used a long kulfi stick for holding the coconut,asked my mom for the stuffing part and celebrated Aadi 1 festival for the first time in my house.By God’s grace,everything went very well and I was totally satisfied .As this practice is almost forgotten among our generation,I wanted to have a record of this festival and the recipe in my blog for my future reference and of course for the Salem people who look for this festival.Wish u all a very happy Aadi Pandigai !
Lets see the procedure for stuffing and roasting coconut in detail .
Enjoy this roasted coconut pieces with the stuffing.It tastes yumm…
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