Saturday, March 14, 2009

KARADAIYAN NONBU - KARA ADAI +VELLA ADAI



KARADAIYAN NONBU:



Karadaiyan Nonbu:

Karadayan Nonbu or Karadaiyan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival celebrated ending of the Tamil month of Maasi (Malayalam month Kumbham) and beginning of Panguni (Meenam in Malayalam). Savitri Viradham (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 or goddess Gowri (Parvathi) to get good men as their husband.

How to perform the Karadaiyan Nonbu:

On the day of Karadaiyan Nonbu, women prepare a sweet Adai & Kara Adai known as Karadiyan Adai. Karadiyan Nonbu Adai is specially prepared for the Karadayan pooja with rice flour, jaggery and a red coloured dry beans known as Kaaramani. i gave the recipe as follows.

After making the spl Adai preparation it is time to start the Karadaiyan puja. All female members in the family will get ready to start the puja. All ladies assemble the pooja place, Kolams (rangoli) will be drawn by all and a banana leaf will be placed on each kolam.


In the banana leaf, arrange sweet adai , kara adai, banana , betal leaf with nuts, flowers & important thing is nonbu saradu ( yellow thread).( cotton thread dipped in turmeric paste and tied in the middle with some flower.)

The puja starts and the naivedyam is offered to Goddess Parvathi (Kamakshi) or Goddess Shakti.All women chant this mantra:

"Urugada Vennaiyum Oradaiyum Naan Tharuven
Orukaalum En Kanavar Ennai Piriyadirukkanum"
(உருகாத வெண்ணையும் ஓரடையும் நான் தருவேன்
ஒருகாலும் என் கணவர் என்னை பிரியாதிருக்கணும்.)


After puja the Nonbu Charadu is tied around the neck. While wearing the Nonbu Charadu, chant this slokam,

"Throram Krishhnami Subhake Saharithamdharami Aham

Bharthuayushya Sidhartham Supreethabhava Sarvadha"

In Tamil chant,

"Urukaddha Venneyum oradhayam naan nootren
Orukkalum en kanavar ennai vittu pririyadhirukka vendum."

உருகாத வெண்ணையும் ஓரடையும் நான் நூற்றேன்
ஒருகாலும் என் கணவர் என்னை விட்டு பிரியாதிருக்கவேண்டும்..


Here the recipe Of Kara Adai & Vella adai ( Sweet Adai.)


Kara Adai:

Ingredients

Rice- 2 cups
Oil-2 tbsp
Mustard seed- 1 tsp
Urad dhal-1 tsp
Curry leaves- 2sprigs
Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Ginger-1 tsp(grated)
Salt- to taste
G.chillies- 2 (chopped)
Water- 6 cups(ratio= rice : water = 1:3)
Karamani(cow pea)- 2 tbsp(cooked)

Method

Preheat the pan, add rice fry until light golded brown.
Leave it cool & grind coarsely.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed,urad dhal,curry leaves, ginger,g chilles & sute few mins.

Add water & allow to boil.
Add grated coconut,karamani & coarsely grind rice.

Mix gently & allow it cool.

Make a small ball, flatten it & stream in a pressure cooker.
Vella Adai ( Sweet Adai):


Ingredients

Rice- 2 cups
Jaggery- 4 cups
water- 6 cups
Cardamom- 3 ea
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Cooked cow peas(red karamani)- 2 tbsp

Method

Preheat the pan, add rice fry until light golded brown.

Leave it cool & grind coarsely.

Heat water in a pan, add jaggery allow it dissolve & starin the jaggery water.

Again allow it to boil, add crushed cardamom,grated coconut, coarse rice rawa, karamani & mix it well.

Allow to cook & leave to few mins.

Make a ball & flatten it & stream it in a pressure cooker.

Serve with Butter.

22 comments:

  1. very useful info..thanks..

    both adais looks perfect. never tried kaara adai so far.. will try.

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  2. Nice post about Karadaiyan Nonbu!

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  3. Nonbu is very new to me very good info thanks a lot dear

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  4. Glad to know more about karadaiyan nonbu Sri...Both adais looks to delicious..healthy steamed adais!!

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  5. yummy looking adais :)
    when we were young and we had this nonbu at home, me and my sister would be saying the verse starting with "urukkadha vennaiyum..." . but our minds would be on the sweet and kaara adais... :)

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  6. Never heard of this festival sri..Nice description...Nice dishes..

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  7. good info sri.. adais looks gr8. wat a fast and speed posting...kalakara.

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  8. My mom makes these,just love it!! Yours looking really nice!

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  9. nice information....nice adai's...lovely

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  10. looks nice,great post for the nonbu!!!pics look perfect!!

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  11. This is a whole wonderful info i din't know at all.

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  12. Nice post..hope you have celebrated with joy and fun....

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  13. A very informative post..Loved reading the entire post..I am a person who fasts often..Thanks for the dishes and the valuable info.(loved your blog..missed many from you..following from today)

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  14. Both your adais sound delicious and very healthy. Thanks for the explanation about Karadaiyan Nonbu.

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  15. Very nice information about Nonbu..It is always interesting to know about other cultures and their festivels..Both adais looks so yumm and very perfect

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  16. Both adais look great, Sri!

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  17. Looks like a live commentary.. Very nice description. Both adai's look perfect.. Hope u had a wonderful celebration.

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  18. thnks for sharin such lovly post,..;-)

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  19. Good piece of info...sripriya neenga tamila...super...

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  20. Just now I saw these at AnuSriram's blog! Looks so delicious!

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