Aadi Perukku

Aadi Perukku is a festival of fertility & prosperity celebrated in south India for over 500 years. It was mentioned in Sangam Tamil literature, Paripadal, written in the 14th century about the celebration of this festival. I like to quote a few lines from Paripadal so that we could comprehend how aadiperukku was celebrated in…

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Deep Fried Lentil Patties

Deep fried lentil patties (Aama vadai) are very popular South Indian snacks. It is so delicious for being crispy outside & soft inside.¬†Traditionally patties are prepared without adding spices like fennel, cumin, garlic, etc. on Deepavali day.¬† The next day we used to soak excessive fried patties in a bowl of thick curd (yogurt) and…