Aadi Perukku

Aadi Perukku is a festival of fertility being celebrated by women in south India for more than 500 years. It was mentioned in Sangam Tamil literature, Paripadal, written in the 14th century. If you are interested to read those Tamil verses, you can visit here: https://learnsangamtamil.com/¬† I like to quote few lines here:¬†“Women getting ready…

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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…