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Saraswati Puja and Ayudha Puja – 2016

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Yesterday, we celebrated both Saraswathi Puja and Ayudha Puja at our home. Goddess Saraswathi, is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning and we worship her on this day by preparing offerings and puja. Ayudha Puja – the word Ayudha means Tools, people do puja for their tools, by keeping the tools infront of the goddess and take it the very next day early morning and perform their work.

Saraswati Puja / Ayudha Puja - 2016

Saraswati Puja / Ayudha Puja – 2016

I prepared 9 varities of Sundal and Puliyodharai (Stay tuned for the recipe) and Bamboo Rice Sweet Pondal (Stay tuned for the recipe).

Saraswati Puja / Ayudha Puja - 2016

Saraswati Puja / Ayudha Puja – 2016

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Susiyam Recipe / Suyyam recipe / How to make susiyam – Sweet Recipes (Diwali recipe)

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Susiyam/Suyyam is one of the traditional sweet prepared during festivals in South Indian. It is the most common sweets among Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli people, also known as susiyam among them. This is done as an offering to god on festivals like Diwali and Saraswathi puja.

Chana dal is very often used in cooking all over India. It is good for diabetics, since it has low glycemic index. It is a protein rich supplement for the people who are vegetarians and would not consume animal protein. Also a most important practical means of eradicating protein malnutrition among kids and nursing mothers.

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This is done by boiled channa dal, grated coconut with jaggery and coated with maida. Jaggery can also be substituted with brown sugar. Let us move on to the recipe of Suyyam / Sushiyam…

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Susiyam / Suyyam

Ingredients:

  • Bengal gram / Channa dal / Kadala paruppu – ½ cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Maida/All purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Making of Susiyam –

Preparation:

  • Wash the channa dal and pressure cook with water for 2-3 whistles. The dal should be boiled but not mashed.
  • Strain the water and put the dal in a mixer, grind it to fine paste.
  • Transfer it a bowl and put the mashed jaggery, stir it well with the hands.
  • Put the grated coconut and cardamom powder, stir well and make them into small balls.
  • Now take the maida, riceflour, salt, turmeric powder in a bowl and make them to a paste with water. The batter should be semi-thick, because it should coat the balls.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Put the ball on the batter and roll it gently, to get it coated.
  • Put the coated ball in oil and fry gently in all sides. Remove the crispy sushiyam from the oil and place in paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Serve hot. It can be stored for a day in room temperature.

Saraswati Puja and Ayudha Puja – 2014

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Goddess Saraswati is represented as a graceful woman in white, a symbol of purity and peace. She is the Goddess who signifies knowledge, leaning, arts and culture. She is seen as the serene Goddess wearin a crescent moon on her brow riding a swan or seated on a lotus flower. In order to pay allegiance to the Goddess of learning we celebrate Saraswati puja.

Saraswati puja at our home

Saraswati puja at our home

Saraswati Puja is celebrated throughout the country. The Goddess of the knowledge is revered among the students, they keep their books and offer sweets and do their prayers and never study on that day. The very day they wake up early in the morning and start learning with those books.

Saraswati puja and Ayudha puja

Saraswati puja and Ayudha puja

Also the very same day of puja on the evening we celebrate the Ayudha puja, we keep all our implements for worship. Tools of work is place for puja and then taken on the next day early morning along with the books. Even vehicles are washed and decorated, and puja performed for them on this occasion.

We have also celebrated both the Saraswati puja and Ayudha puja at our home by keeping our kids books, our laptop and vehicles key. I have prepared Suyyam and Fried Green Mung Bean for offering with some fruits and also decorated the Goddess with flowers.

I have offered Suyyam/Susiyam, Fried Moong bean/Pasi paruppu sundal, fruits and flowers.