April 04, 2013

Karthikai Adai

In Brahmin familes Adai also one of the neyvedhyam for thirukarthigai. As per the mythological story a princes has to leave an elephant which she considered as her brother when she gets married and move to her husbands place. So for every Thirukarthigai/Karthigai deepam occasion, elephant lamp(Gajalakshmi vilaku) and she will prepare tender coconut, elephant leg size milagu Adai, and few more dishes and keep them as neivedhyam for this festival.
Raw rice - 1 cup
Urdhal - 1/4 Cup
Gram dhal - 1 handfull
Thur dhal - 1 handfull
Pepper - 1 teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Hing - A pinch
Grated coconut - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - few

  • Soak the rice and dhals in water for 2 hours
  • Drain the rice and dhals and grind it in mixer along with pepper and salt and hing
  • The adai flour should not be very smooth.
  • Add curry leaves and grated coconut.
  • Heat the thawa and pour 1 ladle of flour and spread evenly and cook the adai on both the sides till the adai is crisp
  • Serve the tasty adai along with Jaggery

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