Jan 22, 2006

Thiruvathirai Kali and Talagam (Kozhambu)

Roasted rice flour and Jaggery

Ellu,Roasted coconut,Red chili Tamarind and dhals




Kali and Thalakam
Jaggery and coarse rice powder
coconut,tamarind, sesame seeds, red chillies, urad dal, chana dal, tur dal and rice
pumpkin, okra, carrot, eggplant, tomato, potato, sweet potato
capsicum( can add many vegetables)
Thiruvathirai Kali

We celebrate Thiruvathirai the birthday of Lord Shiva.It is also called Arudra Darshanam.This is an important festival for young girls. Early morning we take bath and go to the Shiva temple and worship lord Shiva.Prepare Kali and Talakam do puja with naivedyam and arathi..
Keralites celebrate with dance and feast.
Ingredients
  • Raw rice .................................2 cups 
  • Jaggery .................................. 2cups 
  • Cardamom(Elaichi powder)..... half tsp
  • Grated coconut....................... half cup
  • Ghee ......................................2 tsp
  • Water......................................4cups


Method

  • Soak the rice for an hour.
  • Dry it by spreading them on a white cloth and roast the rice in a simmer flame until it turns light red colour. Powder it into coarsely when it cools down .
  • Heat a pan with water, add powdered jaggery.
  • When it boils add the rice powder . 
  • Add cardamom powder and coconut, mix it well

Talagam Kozhambu

Ingredients

  • Potato.....................................................1
  • Chenai(yam)............................................50 gms
  • Cheppangkizhangu(Colacassia Roots) ........6
  • Avarakkai................................................50gms
  • White Pumpkin.........................................50gms
  • Yellow Pumpkin.......................................100gms
  • Sweet Potato ..........................................2
  • Drumstick...............................................1
  • Vendakkai/Okra......................................50gms
  • Carrot.....................................................1
  • Tamarind.................................................1 lemon size
  • Powdered Jaggery....................................3 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds.........................................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal.................................................2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method

Masala
  • Red Chilli......... .............6
  • Urad Dhal.....................3 tsp
  • Tur Dhal........................3 tsp
  • Raw Rice.......................3 tsp
  • Chana Dhal(Spiltgram)...3 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds ..............2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut.............1cup
  • Curry Leaves.................few
  • Oil ..............................3tsp

  • Fry the above ingredients with oil till they become red in colour.
  • Roast the sesame seeds with out oil. 
  • Grind all together into a thick paste.

Method

  • Cut the vegetables into big pieces. Soak the tamarind in water and remove the tamarind juice.
  • Boil the vegetables with tamarind water, turmeric powder and salt.
  • When the vegetables are cooked add the ground paste , jaggery and mix well.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and when it turns red add to the kozhambu. 
  • This kozhambu is very tasty and enjoy this with kali .
  • This kozhambu goes with rice and pappads.

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