Friday, August 13, 2010

Nagar Chathurthi - Godumai Appala Urundai / Wheat Papad Balls

Wheat Papad Balls

Nagar Chathurthi is a festival dedicated to the snakes. We pray to Nagar the snake god and do pooja as well. :)

Snake worship without any doubt, owes its origin to man's natural fear for these reptiles.However, in Hindu culture, they own a prominent place. Hindu mythologies are filled with stories and fables about snakes, the most important being the Sheshnaga of Lord Vishnu.

This is a popular festival in Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

I had posted about this festival last year with more details on the pooja and a different set of offerings too. You can take a glance of it here.

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Last year we made three kinds of sweet balls namely Sesame Sweet balls, Roasted gram sweet balls and peanut sweet balls.

But this time for a change we decided to make a new variety along with the usual ones.

Godumai appala urundai translated as wheat paapad balls is what we came up with. :)

I wouldn't claim it as new, but its pretty rare that you see this one. Its a simple yet very interesting snack.

Though the steps make it sound cumbersome, its really worth it. :) I can bet on it :)

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Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Oil - to fry
Salt - a pinch

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Take wheat flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt to it. Pour in just enough water to make a thick dough(Chapathi dough consistency).

Now roll out thin chapathis and let them dry on a paper for 20 mins. Later poke holes on the chapathi using a fork. Now deep fry it till crisp on both sides. Once you are done with all the chapathis, break them using your hand.

Powder the sugar and keep it aside. Run the broken papads in the mixie to powder it too. Mix both the powders on a paper and then once again put them in the mixie and run ones.

Transfer it to a plate and roll them into balls.

Appala urundai is ready to eat :)

Enjoy making :)

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Other than the sweet balls, we also make Sweet poha and spiced poha too as offerings.

You can find the sweet poha recipe here.

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Above is a small glance of the pooja at my sweet home :)

Happy Naga Chathurthi to all those who celebrate it :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Deepthi Shankar said...

gorgeous pics ... we celebrate nag panchami too. wht abt you??

Anonymous said...

unique and interesting !!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nice pictures nithi and this is anna favorite balls, Periyamma has roughly told how to make this but i have not made it though. I should make this sometime. HAPPY NAGA CHATHURTHI.

sanjeeta kk said...

Thanks for the unlimited treat Nithya!! Love all the pictures and the recipe too.

Ambika said...

Lovely post Nithya!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

It is absolutely divine Nithi. Love your Puja room. The wood work is so pretty and so is your pictures.

chef and her kitchen said...

Even we celebrate this festival...lovely papad looks really yumm..I even loved ur pooja mandir..

Unknown said...

Wow lovely pics Nithi....Liked the last click very much!! Ur pics are a treat to watch :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

I loved the pooja room and tanjore paintings...and yummy urundais

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Yummy Nithya!!!We Celebrate Karuda Panjami, next day of Nagar Chathurthi.Amma Makes yummy urundai urli!!!! mm yummy!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Tasty....I remember my mom making this.

Nithu Bala said...

This is new to me..have never tries this..thanks dear for this delicious recipe..will try this soon..I have always relished poori and, no doubt this is gonna be my favourite..

kitchen queen said...

lovely papad balls.

Parita said...

Lovely post dear, i love the clarity and sharpness of pics, you have become a pro! Proud of u..keep it up!

Nivedita Thadani said...

HI Nithya
Happy nagapanchami to you too.
This is the main festival for us here in North Karnataka. I was busy making 5 varieties of laddoos.

Pavithra Srihari said...

this is indeed a very rare ladoo ... anythig that is fried will taste awesome ..
Asusual lovely pics

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

First time here and loved your space.Awesome pics..loved your puja room..Following you !!!

Madhavi said...

Awesome clicks and very nice recipe, new for me!!

Aps Kitchen said...

Happy Nagar Panchami nd may god bless U n ur family!!!
recipe is new nd nice

Unknown said...

wow Nithya, as usual wonderful pics and happy nagar chuaturthi to you too :)

Swathi said...

Godumai appala urundai looks delicious, new one to me. I like your pooja room

Lav said...

whoa very delicious and very very new to me nithya will try soon !! Awesome pics :)


Suja Manoj said...

Interesting recipe..looks yummy, beautiful clicks as always.

Nisha said...

Loved your beautiful pooja room

nirupamasundar said...

lovely pooja room, who painted those lovely tanjore paintings said...

Fabulous the pooja room,nice sweet!

Myvegfare said...

hey nitya, Gorgeous pics dear!, lovely urundai too... must try it out sometime!

Srivalli said...

Pretty pretty..aunty looks good..she could have turned this side right..:)

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