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Karadaiyan nonbu is observed on the day of the conjunction of the Tamil months Masi and Panguni. On this day women observe fast and pray for the welfare of their Husband. More about it here.

Velladai and Uppadai are the special items for this day. Here is the recipe!

Rice flour: Dry roast rice flour in the pan until it gets warm and sieve to get a fine flour without any lumps.

Velladai:

Ingredients:
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Coconut - 3/4 cup shredded
  • Dark brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Kaaramani (horse gram/ cow gram)- 1/2 cup cooked
  • Cardamom - 4
  • Water - 2 1/2 cups

How to make it:

Dissolve brown sugar in water and bring it to a boil. Add horse gram, coconut and cardamom powder. Add rice flour and mix well without lumps until it becomes thick dough. Let it cool. Make balls out of the dough and press it flat, make a small depression in the center and steam cook on greased idli plates.



Uppadai:

Ingredients:
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Coconut - 3/4 cup shredded
  • Kaaramani - 1/2 cup cooked
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Curry leaves - few chopped
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 2 cups
How to make it:

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a while. Add water, salt, horse gram and coconut. Bring it to a boil. Add rice flour and mix without lumps until it becomes thick dough. Let it cool. Make balls out of the dough. Press it flat, make a small depression in the center and steam cook on greased idli plates.




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26 Responses
  1. we usually don't make uppu adai..sweet adai is my fav..i didn't make it yday.. i offered only dry fruits and nuts.

    your adais are so cute.. with the depression in the middle. looks like vadai. yummy yummy.. did u have it with butter :D


  2. They soo yummilicious Anu... I am drooling over the pictures :)


  3. Pooja Says:

    Never had this..Looking similar to undrallu we do for vinayaka chaviti..Nice post anu..


  4. yummm..loved the first one esply..:)


  5. Vibaas Says:

    looks delicious. i made both yday..the sweet adai was too sweet :) the pic come out well either!


  6. Varunavi Says:

    lovely dish,looks yummy


  7. Ashwini Says:

    lovely recipes..yummy lookg nonbu..


  8. vidhas Says:

    Adais looks perfect. I also make in this same way.


  9. Happy cook Says:

    Wow this is steame cooked, when i saw the pic i thought it was deepfried untill i read the recipe, looks delish.


  10. Priya Says:

    Adais looks prefect...healthy steamed adais makes me hungry ..


  11. both of them look yummy; it's been a long time since i ate these!


  12. lovely clicks and lovely adai's


  13. Vishali Says:

    Nice Sweet Anu....looks delicious...i will try this one :)


  14. Anu Says:

    Both adais look yummy. I love the uppaadai. Looks like kara kozhukattai :)


  15. Jaishree Says:

    Adai looks delicious & perfect Anu:) Awecome pic !


  16. Laavanya Says:

    Your adais look perfect - i have not made these so far.


  17. Cham Says:

    Love the savory one they re pretty!


  18. Uma Says:

    never heard of these! looks so good and yummy!


  19. Preety Says:

    they look so good..i am all up for sweets anytime:)..i never heard about this ingredient b4:- Kaaramani (horse gram/ cow gram)


  20. Ramya Bala Says:

    priya..neenga rendu perum kalakareengaley...superb post anu...


  21. veena Says:

    Hi Anu ..
    This snack is very much new to me ..Its looks so delicious and it must be so tasty also ..Will give a try ..


  22. Madhumathi Says:

    The pictures of adais make me drool..


  23. Usha Says:

    I made both of them this time too, usually I make just the sweet one! Yours have turned out perfectly, loved your blog's new look !


  24. meeso Says:

    Oh boy, looks awesomely too good!


  25. Premyscakes Says:

    it makes me drool. yummy.


  26. Lavanya Says:

    first time here i guess..you have a wonderful space..amazing recipes..i never tasted this..looks so yummy!!