Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Karadayan Nombu Adai


Karadayan nombu is celebrated by the Tamil Brahmins when the Tamil month of masi is ending and the begining of panguni masam.It is done to pray for the long life of the husband.There is a story of sathyavan and savithri behind this how she fought with yama to bring him back to life.

The pooja or Naivedhaym is done before the panguni masam starts.It comes at different time of the day every year.We used put small kolam on the floor near the pooja room (in east direction)spread a small banana leaf serve two adais of each(sweet and salt)with some butter and keep a vetrilai pakku.

The sastrigal usually gives a yellow thread(Nombu saradu) few days before the nombu and we usually tie some flowers and if possible some fresh Turmeric piece we usually get during pongal time.
We tie it around the neck and pray to god and offer the adais to god and eat those adais and keep one adai of each in a plate specially for the husband.
We make two types of adais one is sweet and the other is salt.In some houses they make only sweet.It is usually made with rice flour either made at home or store bought one.let us see how i made these.



                                                                                                          
Vella adai Ingredients

  • Rice                             1cup
  • Jaggery                        1cup
  • White karamani            Handful
  • Cocnut(thin slices)        2tbs
  • Caradamom                 3






How to
1.Soak the rice in water for an hour.Drain the water and dry it in a cloth for few hours and then powder it.
2.If you are using ready made flour skip the first step.You can even do it the previous day and store it in a dry container.Dry roast the rice powder.
3.Cut the coconut into thin slices.(This is common for both jaggery and salt adai's)
4.Roast the Black eyed pea(karamani)and cook it till soft.(This is common for both adais)
5.Dissolve one cup of jaggery in two and half cups of water and boil it.when it starts boiling add one cup of rice flour and stir till it becomes thick.


6.let it cool and then make into small adais like the one's in the picture.
Salt adai Ingredients
  • Rice flour                      1cup
  • Green chilli                    1no
  • Ginger                           Small piece
  • Salt                               To taste
  • Mustard seeds              1tbs
  • Asafoetida                    1/2tsp
  • Black eyed pea             Handful
  • Coconut(thin slices)       2tbs
  • Curry leaves                 Few
Method
1.Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it crackles add cut ginger and green chilli fry for few seconds and add two and half cups water and boil.Add balck eyed pea,coconut,curry leaves,asafoetida and salt.When it stats boiling add the rice flour slowly and stir till it becomes thick.

2.Cool it and make small adais like in the picture.
3.Steam it in the idli cooker for twenty minutes.
4.We do neivedhyam of the adais with butter.


சொல்ல வேண்டிய வாக்கியம்

   உருக்காத வெண்ணையும்ஒரடையும் நான் தருவேன்,
ஒருக்காலும் என்னவிட்டு என்
கணவர் பிரியாதிருக்க வேண்டும்


சரடு கட்டிக் கொள்ள மந்திரம்

தோரம் க்ருஹ்ணாமி ஸுபகே ஸஹாரித்ரம் தராம்யஹம்
பர்த்து; ஆயுஷ்ய ஸித்யர்த்தம் ஸுப்ரீதா பவ ஸர்வதா.

ஸ்லோகத்தின் அர்த்தம்:

ஹே ஸுபகே! பாக்யத்தைத்தரும் தேவியே! மஞ்சளுடன் கூடிய இந்த மங்கள நாண் கயிற்றை (சரட்டை) முறையாக விரதமிருந்து நான் என் கழுத்தில் கட்டிக் கொள்கிறேன். இந்த விரதத்தால் நீ சந்தோஷப்பட்டு எனது கணவர் மற்றும் குழந்தைகளின் ஆயுளை நீட்டித்து எப்போதும் அருள் புரிய வேண்டும். 

   

8 comments:

sweethome said...

Both the Adai looks perfect

RU Creations said...

Being away for more than quarter of a century and had no chance to celebrate this occasion back home, the display brought back so much memories. Had really forgotten how it had to be done according to our practice, I think there is a small rangoli under the plantain leaf if I have not mistaken.

Good display! Very Nostalgic

padma sundar said...

hi uma, idid both the adai"s following ur recipe step by step. it cam eout very well. it was perfect, my children and husband enjoyed the adais for the first time. thank u for the recipe and the sloka.

Raji Shankar said...

Thanx a lot
Raji

RENU said...

hi uma we can make with rice flour will it come soft??we can make with raw rice

Uma Shankar said...

Yes renu you can make with rice flour.it will be good!

jaya subrahmaniyan said...

We don't hv to look in to the calendar for any of our festivals. Umas kitchen will intimate with the special item made for every festival.well done

Padma Sundar said...

Every year this nombhu day, i refer your recipes. comes picture perfect.