Thursday, August 20, 2009

Polala Amavasya - Rice Noodles Payasam & Streamed Rice Flour Chapathi :)


Polala Amavasya is observed on the Amavas (No moon day) in Shravan month in Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka and Orissa. It is dedicated to Goddess Poleramma who is the protector of children. Mothers observe Polala Amavasi Vrata for the welfare of their children. In 2009, Polala Amavasya is dated on August 20th.

Goddess Poleramma is quite similar to the Goddess Shitala worshipped in North India. The popular belief is that the Goddess protects children from various diseases.

We make two prasadams for this festival. One is known as Billa Kudumulu(Streamed Rice flour chapathi) and the other is Thaligalu paravannam( Rice flour noodles payasam).




Thaligalu paravannam( Rice flour noodles payasam)




Ingredients:

Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Coconut - 3 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 6
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Method:

Heat the water in a bowl adding some salt to it. When it boils, simmer the stove and add the rice flour and mix quickly. Immediately switch it off and keep it aside for ten min. Then kneed the dough smoothly adding little cold water and 2 tsp of oil to it. Then squeeze the dough through the muruku nazhi(muruku maker) on a well greased plate. Now steam cook it for 15 min smearing some ghee over them.

Now grind coconut, cashew, poppy seeds and cardamom together into a smooth paste and keep it aside. In a bowl add the jaggery and some water just to immerse it and heat this contents till the jaggery dissolves completely. Once done filter it into the above ground paste and let it boil. When it is boiling add the steam cooked rice noodles to it(you can break it into small pieces). Stir well for 3 min and your rice noodles payasam is ready to eat. :)

Its an absolutely delicious payasam which I always enjoy eating. The rice noodles makes it more interesting. :)







Billa Kudumulu(Streamed Rice flour chapathi)




Ingredients:

Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/4 cup
Coconut scrappings - 1 tbsp
Moong dhall - 2 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 2 tsp
Ghee
Salt - for taste

Method:

Soak the moong dhall and bengal gram dhall in water for half an hour. Heat the water in a bowl adding some salt to it. When it boils, simmer the stove and add the rice flour and mix quickly. Immediately switch it off and keep it aside for ten min. Then kneed the dough smoothly adding little cold water,2 tsp of oil, soaked moong dhall, bengal gram dhall and coconut scrappings to it.
Now make small balls with the dough and press it using the chapathi maker(it should be slightly thick).
Use two greased plastic sheets on either side of the maker and press the ball inbetween so that it would be easy to remove from it. Now place them on a well greased plate and steam cook for 15 min smearing some ghee over them.

Steamed rice flour chapathi is ready to eat. :) Serve it hot with Urad dhall chutney. This serves as a healthy breakfast :)

Click here to refer to my older post for Urad dhall Chutney.



Happy Polala Amavasya to all. :)

The below pooja was done by mom, praying for me. :) :) :)



Written by: Nithya
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37 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

OMG!!! Wonderful recipes Nithya... Lovely clicks!!

கீதா ஆச்சல் said...

Great..Nithya...looks so nice...Wish that Prayings of your mother come true and make everyone of your family members really happy.

Thanks to your Mom..

priya said...

Hi nithya,

U ve a very nice blog....n the pictures are so perfect!...glad to follow u, dear...hope we cud b in touch!

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Faiza Ali said...

Wonderful recipes,Nithya. Love the rose you have made with the rice flour chapathi and lovely presentation as usual :)

Divya Vikram said...

Payasam looks divine! And pretty clicks!

Sathya Sankar said...

Wonderful dishes nithya! Lovely arrangements.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

You always bring a feeling as if iam in ur Pooja......it nice....

K said...

Hi Nithya, happy festival to you too! That Goddess looks so beautiful and divine. Is it in your house or temple?
Rice flour chapati is new to me and sounds good

En Samaiyal said...

wow wht a Awesome celebration & dishes.......very nice pa....u r rocking yaar.......

Aysha said...

loved all the recipes and the beautiful pics...keep rocking

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Divya Kudua said...

What a wonderful post Nithya..:)

Something new to me,have not heard about Polaramma,or poler amavasi.Was a great read,nice that you dig up so much info and post it so well..:)

Loved the decoration as well as the rose shape you did with rice flour roti..:)

Ann said...

Thats truly divine Nithya..great spread for a special occasion like that !!

Raaga said...

your pooja pictures are so pretty... so is that flower you made with the rice chapatis.

I must try the urad dal chutney soon :)

Anu said...

Looks so nice dear........

Pari said...

A very yum payasam, and the rice recipe is completely new to me.

Parita said...

Fantastic nithya, i love your creative and gorgeous presentations!

Nithya said...

Thanks all of you :)

Priya said...

Wow such a great and divine post, lovely dishes Nithya..

Aparna Prabhu said...

Very interesting recipe nd a awesome presentation...:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice divine decoration.....awesome recipes

Priti said...

Nice pics dear...looks so divine...wonderful recipes

Pavithra said...

Nice pictures nithi and looks so good. Ha ha same pinch too..

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Gita said...

Nice pooja pictures Nithya, wonderful dishes too :)

Abhilash said...

Payasam..... my favourite dish...

I will surely try this...

I can write a book on payasam recipies as me and my mother used to prepare it atleast 4 times in a week. We both like to eat sweet dishes.

lata raja said...

Romba azhagu Nithya - un poojai! so graceful.and I saw the same recipes in Pavithra's space.I learnt two new recipes.

HaRy!! said...

wow!!!the pic is sooo very goood..reminds me of my momz gauramma(in telugu)..wow! real nostalgic now!..chala thanks

Valarmathi said...

Wonderful dishes. Nice pooja decorations.

rekhas kitchen said...

so so so wonderful everything looks great.

Ammu's said...

Nithya you have some magic in your hand... Nice Flower..

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Unknown said...

Hi Nithya
I am a silent reader of the blog. I just stumbled upon this recipe of yours.
The Goddess looks really divine. Very nice decorations. I would like to know where you bought the Goddess "mugam" and also the plantain leaf tree(looks like silver)> Can you pls. let me know.

Thanks
G

Unknown said...

Hi Nithya
I am a silent reader of the blog. I just stumbled upon this recipe of yours.
The Goddess looks really divine. Very nice decorations. I would like to know where you bought the Goddess "mugam" and also the plantain leaf tree(looks like silver)> Can you pls. let me know.

Thanks
G

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