Good afternoon friends,

Today I celebrated the commencement of The Tamil month of Aadi which is very special to Goddess Parvati ( Maa Shakti, the Consort of Lord Shiva). We worship the Goddess in her various forms and appreciate Mother Nature for blessing us with important resources like water.

On the 18th day of Aadi month, we celebrate Aadi Perukku across Tamil Nadu to appreciate the life supporting properties of water, one of nature’s gifts to humanity. On this day Mother Nature is worshipped as Amman divinities. (The Great Goddess).

On this day, people gather outside the riverbank and offer their prayers. The women prepare mixed variety of rice such as lemon rice, coconut rice, tamarind rice, curd rice, mint rice etc. as an offering to God after bathing and praying in the river. (Mostly Cauvery).

I made several delicacies like Sambar Vada, roasted vegetable, lentil pudding, vada (fritters), cucumber salad mixed in Yogurt. Unfortunately, I couldn’t click the pictures of other dishes due to restrictions at home.

Vada (fritters)

A typical South Indian lunch looks like this.

Chitra’s food book.

I made most of these.

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29 thoughts on “SUNDAY SURPRISE (40)

  1. Thank you so much😊😊❀❀❀. I wish I could meet in you person and cook these delicacies for you.

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  2. Oh, that’s great! Thank you, Aparna, for even thinking of that! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° We can never tell. Maybe, one day, we’ll be able to see each other. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Congratulations, Aparna ji πŸ‘ this festival sounds interesting and carrying a message. No festival is complete without yammi dishes, as you have prepared today.

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  4. Thank you so much, dear Luisa. You just made my day with your sweet words. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊😊. Have a fantastic Sunday.

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  5. WOW, Happy Tamil Aparna, as you celebrate such a beautiful festival. I was unfamiliar with this particular commemoration, with cleansing, praying, and eating. Gosh, the food alone is so mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful occasion with us my friend. Enjoy! πŸ€—πŸ₯£πŸ₯˜πŸ²πŸ˜‹

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  6. Thank you so much, dear Kym. When I meet you, I will cook these tasty dishes for you. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ§πŸ§πŸ§πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ°πŸ°πŸ«πŸ«.

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  7. Thank you so much, dear Elvira. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. Someday, I would like to make these dishes for you.


  8. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    Wow! That could ve great! Looks delicious dear Aparna. Thank’s!

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  9. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊😘😘😘πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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