Kalkandu sadham| Candy Sugar Bath | கல்கண்டு சாதம்

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Tamil Month Aadi is considered special for Maa Shakthi. Many rituals are carried out to please her and a variety of offerings are made. One of the popular neivedhyam is Kalkandu Sadham or Candy Sugar pongal. This is mostly made for ‘’Aadi perukku’’ or 18aam perukku. Kalkandu or candy sugar is used for making this sweet. I used Panam Kalkandu which is healthier than normal candy sugar. Try this easy recipe. You can find this recipe on our YouTube also. Please subscribe and share.

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Mango Kesari

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Kesari/Sooji Halwa/Sheera is a popular sweet variety throughout our country. Many variations are done by adding various fruit pulps to make it as fruit Kesari. I have already shared 2 Kesari recipes. In this recipe, I have used mango puree to make it as mango Kesari. Try this easy, tasty recipe before the mango season ends!

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Rava Kesari with Palm Jaggery | Karuppatti

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Kesari/Sheera is usually made with processed rava from wheat and processed sugar. As I wanted to make a gluten free, vegan and healthy version, I used Jowar rava, Karuppatti/Palm Jaggery/Taad Gur/Panavellam as a sweetener and cold pressed coconut oil instead of ghee. A rich source of iron and several other nutrients like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, palm jaggery is not your usual cup of sucrose. It’s a perfect sweetener devoid of any artificial substances and full of natural nutrients. It improves digestion, treats common cough and cold acts as energy booster and helps in weight reduction. Ghee can be used instead of oil and it will definitely enhance the aroma and taste.

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Akkara Adisil

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 2 People

In the sacred month of Margazhi, Thiruppavai and Thiruvempaavai are recited daily. In the 27th Pasuram of Thiruppavai Aandal says ''koodarai vellum seer Govinda'' means the Lord Krishna protects even those who are against him! She further says today we will eat rice cooked in milk, ghee and jaggery as her wishes are fulfilled by Govindan. That is the reason behind this festival Koodaraivalli where Akkaravadisil/Akkaraadisil is prepared in every home and offered to Him. Tomorrow being 27th day of Margazhi, try this mouth watering prasadham recipe with millets. Koodaraivalli wishes to all!

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