Thiruvathirai Adai, Thiruvathirai Kali Recipe

Thiruvathirai Adai
I wanted to make this thiruvathirai adai and kali since last year.... Last week when perimma casually said about the preparation going on for thiruvathirai it striked me that I missed it this year too. I got the recipe from her and I made it 2 days later to post it here. As we dont have the custom of celebrating the occassion this is the first time I am making both kali and adai and am completely satisfied with the results which justifies the post here :) Thiruvathirai kootu recipe is still pending which I will post by next year :)
Thiruvathirai Adai and Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvathirai Kali Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw rice(Pacharisi) - 1 cup
Moong dal(Paasi paruppu) - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cashews - 4 broken
Water - 1 and 1/4 cup


  1. Add crushed jaggery with water till immersing level and start melting it. When jaggery is fully dissolved and bubbles start appearing switch off and strain to remove impurities, set aside.
    How to make thiruvathirai kali  - Step1
  2. Dry roast raw rice and moong dal separately till golden brown.Cool down completely.
    How to make thiruvathirai kali - Step2
  3. Then pulse(grind) it to coarse just to break the rice and dal. Pressure cook with 1 cup water for 2 whistles in medium low flame and switch off. Once pressure releases, carefully give a mix.It may look sticky at this stage, if so just fluff it up.Now heat up the prepared jaggery syrup and add cooked rice mong dal mixture.
    How to make thiruvathirai kali  - Step3
  4. Give a quick stir then add roasted cashews, coconut and cardamom powder.Stir one stage the kali will come together to a fluffy mass, at this stage add ghee and switch off.
    How to make thiruvathirai kali  - Step4
Serve hot with a generous serving of ghee, heaven I say :)
Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvathirai Adai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw rice(Pacharisi) - 1 cup (You can use readymade idiyappam flour too)
Jaggery - 3/4 cup (Prepare jaggery syrup as mentioned above)
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Cardamom - a pinch
Water - 1 tsp
Oil/ Ghee - to toast


  1. First rinse the raw rice twice, and soak it in water for 1 hour. Drain water completely and then spread the raw rice in a soft towel and allow it to dry say for 30-45mins.It will be slightly moist only.Then transfer this to a mixer.How to make rice flour at home - Step1
  2. Grind it to a fine powder in a mixie in batches.Then sieve it. If you find small balls break and sieve it.How to make rice flour at home - Step2
  3. Sieve until you get rava like mixture.Add it to the next flour batch and grind it again. Dry roast the sieved flour until you see steam coming out of the flour.Cool down  by spreading in a newspaper.How to make rice flour at home - Step2
  4. Heat the jaggery syrup for 2mins, then add rice flour and keep stirring continuously without forming lumps.Add cardamom powder and coconut Stir well.
    How to make thiruvathirai adai - Step1
  5. At one stage it will form a mass without sticking to the pan, this is the right stage to switch off. Once it is hand bearable hot knead it to smooth dough...add a tsp of oil/ghee if it sticks.Form 7 equal sized balls(size is your preference) and flatten them on a ziplock cover / plaintain leaf with your finger tips to 1/4 inch thickness. Repeat the same till the dough is finished.Heat dosa tawa and toast the adai till golden brown, Drizzle oil / ghee...flip over carefully to other side to cook evenly on both sides. Take care not to break the adais.
    How to make thiruvathirai adai - Step2

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Thiruvathirai Adai Recipe

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