Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Almond Carrot Payasam / Aadi Perukku Festival

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Almond Carrot Payasam: 

Aadi Perukku Festival:


Today, August 3 rd 2011, ( 18 th day of Tamil Month, Aadi ) is celebrated as Aadi Perukku. This unique festival is essentially a form of Nature worship. It is celebrated for paying respect and tribute to the life sustaining force of water. 

People used to float Ahal Vilakku ( mud lamps ) in water, with a belief of all our dreams will get fulfilled. 


Draw colorful Rangoli in front of houses, by early morning to welcome prosperity.


Nature worship in the form of Amman dieties are organized to shower Nature's bountiful grace and blessings on human beings  with peace and happiness. Throughout this Aadi month, devotees surge to have a rendezvous with the Goddess in Temples.

Grand feast  is prepared on this special day and family &  friends get together and pray for uninteruped supply of water and good harvest..!

The special food involves different mixed rice like tamarind rice, lemon rice, coconut rice, jaggery rice, vadai, payasam, aviyal and vadaam.

Today, we prepared Almond Carrot payasam for pooja offering  and  I'm  glad to share this smooth, rich and nutty payasam recipe with you all,  which is sure to tingle your tastebuds..!

Ingredients:

·         Almonds                       - 15
·         Cashew                        - 10
·         Pista                             - handful
·         Carrot                           - 2
·         Dates                            - 4
·         Saffron                          - few strands
·         Milk                              - ½ litre
·         Sugar                            - as required
·         Cardamom pwd              - a pinch
·         Ghee                            - 1 tsp
·         Raisins                         - 8 to 10

Method:

1.     Soak almonds and cashew in warm water for 20 minutes.
2.     Peel the skin of almonds.
3.     Wash and clean the carrots.
4.     pressure cook for one whistle.
5.     Grind carrot, almond, cashew, pista, dates and saffron with very little milk to smooth paste.
6.     Add milk to bowl and allow to boil in simmer.
7.     Add the ground paste, sugar, cardamom pwd and stir.
8.     Allow to boil for 5 minutes.
9.     Serve hot or chilled with ghee roasted cashew and raisins garnishing.


10.  Healthy and yummy Almond Carrot payasam ready to enjoy…!

76 comments:

  1. that's looks so creamy and yummy and a lovely write up about the festival too. Thanks for sharing the info

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  2. Creamy, rich payasam!!! And useful write up dear!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  3. சூப்பர்ர் ரிச்சான பாயாசம்...

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  4. such a delicious treat of payasam...yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  5. Happy Adi perukku Jay,Payasam luks delicious...

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  6. This looks so creamy...love it...mouth watering payasamm

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  7. nice way of making a delicious kheer to celebrate aadi perrukku

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  8. looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

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  9. Godd recipes and thank you for having described this festival. bye

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  10. This sure looks wonderful!
    Rita

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  11. I loved the almond-carrot payasam! This is an amazing dish! An absolute hit, really!! I am going to bookmark this and make this very soon!!
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  12. Happy Adi Perukku....Yummy creamy payasam and lovely write up...

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  13. amazing one.. very simple too..

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  14. anything with a chock full of nuts is awesome. i love cashews and almonds - my favorite nuts.

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  15. Creamy and delicious payasam. Perfect for a God's offering

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  16. That paysam looks so creamy and delicious.

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  17. The payasam looks creamy and delicious.

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  18. Lovely looking payasam. great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. awesome cliks Jay. Love this, it looks divine.

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  20. Creamy rich payasam..divine..

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  21. Thank you so much friends for your wishes & wonderful comments..I really appreciate that..:)
    Have a great day..!

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  22. Dear Jay
    How are you?
    I always like to read about various customs, festivals, worships and the belief behind it. Very nicely written and came to know about such a great occasion.
    The payasam is very nice..as you know we bongs jump at any thing sweet. Wish to make it someday.
    Have a week

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  23. Rich, creamy and delicious looking payasam

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  24. soo creamy and yummy :)
    nice info abt aadi peruku :)

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  25. yummy to the tummy!!!!! :-)

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  26. Delicious payasam and a lovely post.

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  27. Those photographs are lovely,Jay,specially the floating flower.

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  28. wow...so rich ,healthy n delicious payasam...lovely write up n pictures...U remind me of my home town-Salem very famous n special Kottai Mariamman Adi Thiruvizha...missing all devotional moments...

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  29. Love that nuts you've added, simply irresistible!

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  30. flavourful payasam looks wonderful

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  31. Beautiful pics and lovely recipe :)

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  32. Very healthy and delicious payasam...
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  33. Very nicely written and glad to know about such a great occasion.
    The payasam is very nice..as me and my family loves any thing sweet. Wish to make it soon..tc..enjoy..:)

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  34. Really interesting facts - thank you :)

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  35. Really interesting facts - thank you :)

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  36. Really interesting facts - thank you :)

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  37. Beautiful pictures and delicious looking kheer :)

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  38. Good to know about the various festivals of our country .... And no occasion is complete without sweets. And this payasam is the perfect way to celebrate. Delicious !

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  39. a payasam rich with nuts and goodness of carrot..love it

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  40. Una crema dulce deliciosa.
    Besos.

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  41. wow, so many great flavors!

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  42. Wow thank you for sharing! Beautiful photos and the payasam looks so interesting and tasty!

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  43. Beautiful post! The kheer looks divine n extremely scrumptious!
    Us Masala

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  44. Healthy and innovative payasam! :)

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  45. I love reading about different culture's customs. Thanks for this lovely post

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  46. Nice payasam. Did u make all the kalandha sadhams too?

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  47. Nice combination of ingredients! Awesome clicks,thanks for sharing!

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  48. looks so good,thank you for post

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  49. Such a beautifull colourfull pictures;)

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  50. Creamy healthy carrot payasam....

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  51. awesome and excellent, dear

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  52. looks so creamy and yumm ..

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  53. thanks for your valued comments and appreciation..!

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  54. Lovely pics ... payasam looks so gud....hope you had great day celebrating ....

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  55. A wonderfully festive dessert! So different to our treats...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  56. lovely write up jay ! nice looking kheer !

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  57. I have never tried to make carrot payasam. Your recipe looks yummy. Should try this sometime

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  58. jay happy to discover u....ur blog is filled wit yummy yummy dishes...noted so many...emmm try nd let u comments...adding im a tamilian but unaware of adi peruku, u ve gvn the apt dish, the amazing decor, the lotus deepam wow excellent...here as ur follower now

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  59. Happy Adi Perukku.. :) Such delicious looking and am sure tasting dishes. :) When are you inviting us home? :)

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  60. Very informative write up! Carrot payasam looks lovely and tempting. Nice blog!

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  61. this yummy payasam is perfect way to celebrate the festival, never knew about it unless u described it so well..a great way to show our gratitude towards mother nature

    Sukanya

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  62. This sounds like such a delicious creamy treat!

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  63. Looks so creamy. Delicious.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  64. Loved reading about this holiday and traditions.
    This looks very appetizing. The combination of ingredients sounds completely amazing! ( I love dates!)

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  65. hi jay, quite a lot of interesting ingredients like pistahcios, dates and almonds..
    looks flavorful too

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  66. Hey Jay...First time on your blog...Payasam looks yummy...Happy to join you dear...do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/
    Cheers

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  67. Seems an unusual payasam.. but looks delicious.

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  68. Very interesting, I like to learn about other cultures. Your dish looks delicious and I could say healthy too :)

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  69. Hi Jay,
    Creamy and smooth delicious payasam!
    May Amman always shower love , happiness and prosperity to you and all your loved ones.

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  70. So yummy and delicious payasam,looks so healthy.

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  71. Jay, good combination is used in this payasam. By adding carrots in the payasam, there is no colour change. Nice one.

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  72. The payasam looks creamy and delicious
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