Today being the 1st Friday of Adi masam, I thought of preparing something different for Neiveydhyam. I tried out this halwa. The empty vessel at end of the lunch stands testimony to the taste.
Adi masam is a Tamil month which usually falls between mid July to mid August. This month is considered to be extremely auspicious for performing religious activities and worshipping the divine, especially the goddesses. .
In malayalam this period is called the Karkadam masam or the Ramayan month. There is a practice of reading Ramayan during this month.
Goduma rava — 1 cup
Jaggery — 1 1/2 cup
Ghee — 5 tablespoons
Cardamom powder — 1/2 teaspoon
Cashews & Raisins — few
Water — 2 1/2 cup.