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Easy Vella Adai-A karadaiyan Nombu Special

Vella adai along with kara adai is prepared and offered to the lord on the occasion of karadaiyan nombu which is an important festival observed by the ladies in Tamilnadu
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 394 kcal


  • 1 cup Rice flour Heaped
  • 1 Cup Jaggery Levelled
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cowpeas
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh coconut
  • 2 Tsp Ghee


  • Dry roast the cowpeas and boil in enough water till soft. Drain and keep aside
  • Add jaggery to 1 1/4 cup of water and boil till the jaggery dissolves. Strain it for impurities and keep aside
  • Add this syrup to a pan and boil
  • Add cardamom, fresh coconut, cowpeas to the jaggery syrup and boil for 2 minutes
  • Now add the rice flour and continue to cook on low flame stirring continuously till everything comes together. Switch off the flame
  • Transfer it to a plate and let it cool completely.
  • Pinch small balls from the dough
  • Keep the steamer with water on the stove and heat
  • Grease the steamer plates or idli plates
  • Grease your palm with ghee
  • Take a ball that you have pinched from the dough. Flatten it on the palm. Make a depression at the center and place it on the greased plate. Make all the adais a similar way
  • Steam them for 10 minutes
  • Offer it as a prasadam along with butter as told in the introduction


Sodium: 5mgCalcium: 21mgSugar: 51gFiber: 2gPotassium: 53mgCholesterol: 6mgCalories: 394kcalSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 4gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 84gIron: 1mg
Keyword easy vella adai, karadaiyan nombu adai, mobu special
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