Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Karadaiyan Nombu Uppu Adai



Karadaiyan Nonbu is just around the corner. Also known as Savitri Vrat, Karadayan Nonbu ritual is observed by all married women for the well being of their husband and that the couples should remain together always. Unmarried women also observe Karadaiyan Nonbu and pray to Goddess Shakti to get good men as their husband. To know the legend behind this  festival check out my post on Sweet Karadaiyan Nombu adai.

This is the savory version of the adai. This is also one of those recipes which I had not tasted until marriage. Ever since this one has taken precedence over the sweet one. Here is the recipe:




Makes about 16 small adais
What you’ll need
  1. Rice Flour – 1 ½ cup
  2. Water – 2 ¼ cup
  3. Coconut - 1/4 cup, cut into small pieces
  4. Salt to taste

For tempering
  1. Oil – 1 tbsp (preferable coconut oil)
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  4. Green chilly – 1 or 2 (adjust according to taste)
  5. Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  6. Curry Leaves – few torn



Method
  1. Heat a Kadai, add the rice flour and dry roast for about 3 to 4 minutes, until a good aroma starts coming. (Make sure the color doesn’t change)
  2. Transfer into a plate and keep aside.
  3. Heat a Kadai with oil, add the mustard seeds, once they splutter add the channa dal, fry till the dal turns golden.
  4. Next add the asafoetida, chopped green chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Now add the measured amount of water, salt and coconut pieces.
  6. Once the water starts boiling, add the rice flour, stirring simultaneously.
  7. The whole thing will come together as a whole mass.
  8. Remove from flame and allow to cool slightly or till you can handle with bare hands.
  9. Knead well.
  10. Pinch out lemon sized balls, flatten and make a hole in the centre with your finger.
  11. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
  12. Grease idli moulds and place the prepared adais one in each groove.
  13. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes or till the adais appear shiny.
  14. Remove from heat and cool.

Uppu adais are ready. Serve warm



Note:

Heat an extra 1/2 cup of water, and use as required if you feel your dough is very dry. The amount of water required depends on the rice flour you are uisng.
Do not roast the rice flour too much as the color of the adais will change.

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20 comments:

Priti S said...

wow that' so perfect with fab pics..loving it

Ms.Chitchat said...

Picture perfect adai,loved it. Very beautiful clicks too.

Shylaja Praveen said...

Nice presentation Kaveri. Lovely clicks. You reminded me Karadayan nonbu is on the way

Sangeetha Nambi said...

I use to make this in a round shape... My favorite...
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Mélange said...

Looks divine and perfect Kaveri...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious adai,lovely presentation dear...

Lubna Karim said...

That's new to me...looks yum...

divya said...

wow..delicious and tempting .lovely clicks too...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Such a traditional and authentic recipe,perfectly made..love the presentation and pictures...

Swasthi Blank said...

this dish is new to me Kaveri. They look so cute and adorable. lovely click. This festival is also new to me, as we do not celebrate.Thanks for sharing

Usha said...

Looks perfect !! Loved the pictures too :)

Julie said...

Picture perfect presentation,Kaveri..Looks too tempting !!!
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PT said...

neat presentation :)this recipe is new to me..

Hema said...

Very tempting clicks, thanks for sharing this authentic traditional dish..

Krithi Karthi said...

So perfectly done.. love the authentic brass plate you have used in the pic!
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Priya said...

Lovely presentation and a traditional dish, missing them here..

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

My mom makes dhokli for daal-dhokli in the similar shape. Love the presentation and pics. :)

Sangeetha Priya said...

Authentic recipe with authentic props, loved it dear...

Kaveri Venkatesh said...
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Helen Prabha said...

Uppu adai looks so wonderful & delicious.... :-)

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