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Saturday, August 1, 2009


Aadi 18 is nearing. So this post. The 18th day of Tamil month Aadi is also known as "Aadi perukku" or "Aadi 18" or "Padinettaam perukku". Perukku in Tamil means "in abundance". The rivers will have water in abundance now, after the monsoon rains in the previous month. This is an important pandigai of TamilNadu. On this day, people prepare mixed rice varieties also called as kalandha saadham or chitraannam. They go to the banks of the river with kith and kin and enjoy the trip with chitraannam. This is an important festival for the farmers.Aadi 18 menu : Coconut rice, Lemon rice or Puliyodharai, Sarkarai pongal and curd rice(bahalabhath) along with poricha appalam.Admire the tactics of our elders. Nothing will be spilt while travelling to the banks of the river and cooking is also simplified.

Related recipes:
Iyengar Puliyodharai
Kovil Puliyodharai 
Iyengar puliyogare gojju
Melkote Puliyogare


  1. Chithrannam looks perfect Shanthi..apt for the occasion..

  2. Nice spread and with appalam and vadaam won't they taste divine? I will send the Kozhukkattais soon to your event.

  3. I love any kind of Kalandha Sapadu.....yum

  4. Perfect Shanthi... a very nice and concise write up... the pic looks lovely...

  5. That is a lovely rice and was an interesting read :)

  6. looks great shanti..nice post and nice spread!

  7. I love coconut rice. Varieties of chitranna looks tempting


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