Happy Karadaiyan Nombu 2016 Wallpaper | Recipe

By | February 25, 2016

Karadayan Nombu or Savitri Vratham is a traditional Tamil Nadu festival of fasting wherein married women will pray for the wellness and long life of their husbands. This nombu should be done exactly in the time when tamil month ‘Masi’ ends and the next month ‘Panguni’ starts. The reason why this fasting is carried out is that Savithri fought with yema, to save her husbands (Satyavan) life”, the same way the married women should fast on this auspicious day for long life of their husbands. Unmarried woman also observe Karadayan Nombu and pray to Goddess Shakti to get good men as their husband. It is observed on the day when the transition between the Tamil months Maasi and Panguni takes place.This year it is on March 14 th, 2013. Karadai is the name of the dish prepared on this day. This dish is made of rice flour and is very good for health that we can even have it as tea time snacks. Today we will learn how to make Karadaiyan Nombu adai both sweet and savory version following our easy recipes.

Karadaiyan Nombu 2016 Wallpaper



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Sweet Karadai or Vella Adai Recipe

Cook time – under 20 mins

Yields – 12

Ingredients needed

Raw rice – 1 cup

Jaggery – 1 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Coconut bits or grated coconut- 1/4 cup ( I used a mix of both)

Black eyed peas or karamani – 1 tbsp cooked

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp


  • Pressure cook black eyes peas until soft but not mushy.
  • Roast raw rice until it changes to golden brown color.Grind it coarsely like rava.
  • Melt jaggery in 1 1/2 cup of water, filter it to remove impurities.


  • Add grated coconut and karamani/cow peas, cardamom powder to the jaggery water.
  • Boil jaggery water, when it starts boiling, add a tsp of ghee.Then reduce the flame and add rice rava slowly stirring continuously.
  • Keep the flame in medium and cook well until it leaves the sides of the pan. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • Divide it equally, make balls, flatten it, put a hole in the center (as in the picture above) and steam the sweet adais in an idly cooker or steamer for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with butter.

Uppu Adai Recipe for Karadaiyan Nombu

Cook time – under 20 mins

Yields – 12

Preparation of Rice flour

Wash and soak raw rice for 3-4 hours. Drain the water completely and spread it on a cloth for 10-15 minutes. Then grind it to a fine powder or you can get it ground in the flour mill.

Then roast that rice flour in medium flame until you get a sandy texture. There should not be any moisture in the flour.

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