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Mar 4, 2006

Karadayan Nombu Adai

iNombu Adai
Karadayan Nombu : (March 14th) Karadayan nombu is a religious function observed by women in memory of Savithri who saved her husband Satyavan from the clutches of God of death-Yama. This special Adai is made and offered to God on this day (March 14th) 
Ingredients
  • Fried rice flour................2cups
  • Powdered jaggery..........2cups
  • Water .......................... 2cups
  • Coconut pieces..............quarter cup
  • Cardamom powder........1 tsp
  • Karamani payaru
  • (Lobhiya in Hindi
  • and small brown beans ), ........quarter cup

Roasted rice Flour, Karamani and coconut flakes


Method


Nombu Adai is a sweet ,we make for Savitri Nombu day
Nombu Adai








  • Cook the payaru in cooker
  • Fry the rice powder. Add water , jaggery mix well and boil.
  • Strain the jaggery syrup . 
  • When it boiled add cooked beans, coconut rice flour and cardamom powder. 
  • See that it does not form lumps.
  • Take little oil or ghee grease the idli vessel. 
  • Take a lemon size dough and flatten in a round shape and make a hole in the centre. 
  • Steam them for about 10 minutes. Eat them with butter.
Kara Adai(salt Adai)

Ingredients
  • Fried rice flour................ ........2 cups
  • Cooked small kidney beans.... 1/4cup
  • Pieces of coconut................... 1/4 cup
  • Water......................................2 cups
  • Hing....................................... a pinch
  • Water..................................... 2cups
Seasoning
  • Mustard ........ ........................1 tsp
  • Urad dhal............................... 2 tsp
  • Green chillies........................... 3
  • Chopped.ginger....................... 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves.............................few
  • Red chilli.................................1
  • Oil..........................................2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard , dal ,chilli, ginger and curry leaves. 
  • When the mustard splutter , add water,cooked kidney beans,, salt and coconut. 
  • When the water boils add the rice powder . 
  • Mix it with out forming lumps. 
  • Take lemon size dough(wet your hands) flatten it in plantain leaf or idli vessel and steam them.
  • Tips
  • Add the flour when the water boils. If the dough is very thick add little hot water and mix it.

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