Rice flour with jaggery juice is steam cooked and the yummy adai is served with Butter
Karadayan Nonbu Adai (Sweet Adai) is the special neivedhyam dish we prepare for Karadayan Nonbu. On this auspicious day, we concoct this sweet adai using rice flour and jaggery. Sweet adai and Kara adai are the dishes we generally prepare for the Nonbu and women has to eat the adai as their fasting dish.
We can make Sweet Adai (Vella Adai) using both the home made rice flour or with the store bought rice flour (i prefer the Idiyappam flour) available in the market. The Sweet Adai come good with any of these flour, however I prefer the home made rice flour.
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Wash & Soak the rice
Prepare the Rice Flour
Rice Flour is Ready !
In a pan, dry fry the wet rice powder for a while till the flour changes its color to golden brown(The flour should not stick the vessel), you can also test it by taking a pinch of flour and try to put a circle and if you are able to draw using the flour then you can switch off the flame. Initially with the ground flour is so smooth that you could not be able to draw a circle but after we dry roast the flour, we should be able to draw. Now our rice flour is ready. We can also use store-bought rice flour. Even we have to dry roast the store bought rice flour till it is warm. Without roasting, the ratio of water+flour will not work properly
Working with Jaggery
Preparing Vella Adai Dough
Once the jaggery gets dissolved in water, Strain the jaggery juice using strainer in a bowl to remove the dust. Add the strained jaggery juice in the pan and add the remaining 1 cup of water.Add a pinch of salt, finely chopped/sliced coconut, ghee, cooked karamani and cardamom powder and bring the jaggery juice to boil. When the jaggery juice starts to boil, add the rice flour little by little and stir it continuously and properly to avoid lumps. Stir it well till the flour is half-cooked and tightens. Switch off the flame. The Vella Adai dough is ready!
Make Adai Patties & Steam Cook