Festival Recipes

Aadi Velli Mini Festival Thali

The tamil month of
Aadi (or Aashaad in the Lunar Calendar) is generally considered inauspicious to
conduct marriages or other social ceremonies, and is rather dedicated to
worship Goddess Lakshmi on all 4-5 Fridays of this month. It is believed that the Goddess Shakthi doubles
her power and worshipping her will help one to achieve what one needs. The
Goddess will protect her devotees from all negative effects. Aadi Pooram is also celebrated during this month on the Pooram star (celestial star)

1st Aadi Friday
dedicated for the Goddess of Wealth. 2nd Aadi Friday dedicated for the Goddess
of AngalaAmman (a form of Kaali the Goddess), 3rd Aadi Friday for the Goddess
of Courage and Health, 4th Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Relationship, 5th Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Overall Prosperity (which is the


An elaborate meal is
planned on the last Friday of this month when the Varamahalakshmi festival is
celebrated. But every Friday is also celebrated with mini festival Thaalis.
Onion and garlic are not used, and so are some other vegetables like Okra,
Brinjal (aubergine) and in some households even potato / beans / cauliflowers
are not used.

Today, as part of the
Combo Meal for BM Buffet is presented a small thali comprising the following dishes.
Click on the link for recipe to each dish and enjoy the virtual feastJ



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  1. MySpicyKitchen

    That is an awesome festive thali. I do not do varalakshimi pooja and but at my mom's place it is a big affair with wide variety of food prepared for prasadam.

  2. Suma Gandlur

    That's a mouthwatering festival meal put together.

  3. I guess our festival food is what makes the poojas even more interesting..very good arrangement..

  4. cookingwithsapana

    That is one tempting meal platter.Wow ! you have done so much efforts.

  5. Priya Suresh

    Makes me hungry, such a breathtaking Thali, nothing can beat this comforting foods..

  6. love this tempting thali.. awesome meal
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  7. delicious thali there!!! so divine and so authentic…

  8. vaishali sabnani

    A new thali for me…and a beautiful one !Kalyani, so you have a thali for a combo theme…wow kudos!So what do we expect when you do states?

  9. Wonderful thali..Nice spread of dishes ..

  10. Gayathri Kumar

    This thali looks absolutely inviting Kalyani. So authentic..

  11. This thali looks so inviting nicely done Kalyani…

  12. Lovely spread. Feel like being home.

  13. That is a mouthwatering thali, Kalyani.

  14. My god, what an amazing thali Kalyani. Running to check the recipes now 🙂

  15. Wow this thali is delicious n beautifully done.

  16. Wow this thali is delicious n beautifully done.

  17. Chef Mireille

    liked learning about the tradition of the festival

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