Monday, October 18, 2010

Ayudha Pooja Celebration 2010

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Ayudha pooja is the festival to worship the Implements that we use everyday. It is to thank all the instruments that helps us accomplish our tasks.

It falls on the last day of Navarathri and is celebrated in a grand way by South Indians.

The three goddesses, Saraswathi (the Goddess of wisdom, arts and literature), Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) and Parvathi (the divine mother) are worshiped on this day.

Apart from worship to god, we also perform pooja to the vehicles that we use.

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You can see the comical Kolam that I did depicting the pooja at home ;)

This year we made a traditional sweet called Suzhiyan / Suvunta along with masala vada as prasadam to God.

You can see last year's celebration by clicking here.

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For the filling:

Bengal gram dhall(Kadala paruppu) - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 2
Ghee - 1 tbsp

For the batter:

Par boiled rice - 1 cup
Urad dhall - 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch

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To make the filling:

Pressure cook bengal gram dhall with adequate water. Grind it along with jaggery and cardamom into a smooth paste by adding just a little water.

Take a pan, put in some ghee and the ground paste and fry till it becomes thick and rolls into a ball.

Now make small balls of the filling and keep them aside.

To make the batter:

Soak par boiled rice and urad dhall separately in water for around 2 hours. Grind them one by one into a smooth paste and finally mix them together in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.

Now dip the filling balls in the batter and deep fry in oil till it turns golden color.

The suzhiyan is ready :)

Serve it hot.

Enjoy eating :)

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The batter should be thicker than dosa batter.

Do not ferment the batter. Use it immediately.

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Bengal gram dhall - 3/4 cup
Thoor dhal l(Thuvaram paruppu) - 1/4 cup
Big onions - 2
Green chillies - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Curry leaves
Pudina leaves
Coriander leaves


Soak the dhalls together for one hour. Grind the dhalls into a thick and coarse batter.

Now grind chillies and ginger and add them to the batter.

Chop onions, curry leaves, coriander and mint leaves finely and add them to the batter.

Add some salt and mix it all together.

Make small balls and pat them flat with your fingers and deep fry in hot oil until it gets roasted on both the sides.

Keep the flame in medium to maintain even cooking of the vada.

Hot and crispy masala vada is ready to eat :)

Goes well with hot chai :) Enjoy making :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Priya dharshini said...

Wow..awesome click nithya...I luv soft spongy suzhiyam..yaaammmmiiii..

Priya Suresh said...

Lovely vehicules kolam, soo cute..Spongy suzhiyam and crispy vadas makes me drool..

Rachana said...

A very beautiful post! Those vadas look so irresistible.

Swathi said...

Lovely kolam and spongy suzhiyan, crispy vada.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

yum...yum...yum...dishes looks divine...wat a wonderful clicks...

Tasty Appetite

Suji said...

I love the kolam Nithya..Vadas and the sweet looks yummy...

Pappu said...

hi nithya, beautiful kolam and tasty vadas n suzhiyans. looks like the pooja celebration was fantastic at ur place. photos are just awesome. good work! cheers:)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

First of all cute kolam nithi.. Then suvunta and vadai both are my most fav items.. seriously I feel eating right away. But someone has to make for me :) I am so much tempted. Pictures are good asusual...

Malini's Signature said...

Wow.. very nice Clicks...Always like your sweet

Smita Srivastava said...

Thats wonderful .. I love the kolam its so cute . N the vadas look totally irrestible !!!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Sugiyan is soft and spongy. Love the car , scooter kolam.

Unknown said...

Wow looks awesome...suzhiyan cant be any better..looks so tempting. Masala vadai is also my all time fav...looks perfect

Nitha said...

Looks like you guys had a great time...

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely pics as always Nithya.I love that you've kept Scissors,knife etc for the pooja,ayudhams in the kitchen literally,isn't it??My neighbour once gave me Suzhiyan and it just melted in my mouth,thanks for the recipe,gonna try it!!

Anuradha said...

Wow... Nice suyaans. I love suyaans with coconut stuffed inside it... Anyways... Belated Happy ayudha pooja!!

Raks said...

Lovely clicks and loved your comical kolam,very very cute ;)Both suzhiyam and vada look stempting!

Anonymous said...


My Kitchen Antics said...

the food looks absolutely delectable

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

love the suzhiyam and i have try this soon. nice kolam too.suzhiyam with masala vadai double treat.clicks are awesome

chromophore said...

amazing, as usual :D

indianspicemagic said...

Awesome clicks as usual.Nice presentations

Unknown said...

oh Suzhiyan looks tempting drooling over here :)

Anu said...

Wow awesome... yummy.... Nice clicks..

Lakshmi said...

new recipe for me, cos, we make sukhiyan with raw rice batter and that too without adding dhal. sometimes,the outer cover gets hard. but this recipe sounds yummy and the photo shows they are soft too.. will try very soon. . nice photography :D

Lakshmi said...

hehe :) after "test comment" the google accepted it :) magic !!!!

Panchpakwan said...

Happy dasara to you and your family..festive spread looks yummy and delicious..

PriyaRaj said...

Excellent clicks dear ...good & simple starter ..happy to visit ur space afet a long time ...

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