The Tamil monsoon festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi (mid-July to mid-August), also called as Padinettam Perukku or Aadi 18 festival. Padinettam Perukku literally means, ‘Padinettam’- 18 day of the Aadi month and Perukku – Rising. It is a unique festival celebrated in South India, dedicated to the perennial river basins, major lakes, wells and tanks too. This festival is observed and celebrated mainly by women as a water-ritual, to honour the Mother nature. The families spend the evening in the river banks, by eating variety rice-like, Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Curd Rice, Coconut Rice, Tomato Rice and Vada with payasam etc. Hope this Aadi Perukku Recipes / Aadi 18 Recipes collection helps you all, at least a bit, I have shared all the recipes with step by step pics, written recipe, a lot of tips and some with videos too. Please click each picture to get the full recipe.
To know more about this Aadi 18 Festival click here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aadi_Perukku
Aadi 18 Recipes
Sundal are nothing but dry legumes tempered with red chilli, curry leaves and mixed with freshly grated coconut. Sundal Recipes are highly protein-packed nutritious snacks and are served as prasad / prasadam during Navaratri after pooja.
Payasam / Kheer Recipes
Payasam also was known as Khir / Kheer can be done in so many innumerable ways using so many ingredients like rice, fruits, vermicelli, sooji, wheat etc. It is famous not only in India but often made in other countries like Nepal, Pakistan and SriLanka too. Payasam is the only dish that we can play with the ingredients, deviate the recipe and create a lot of new innovative dishes.
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