Tambittu Arati for Kanyakaparameshwari/Sri Vasavamba

It is Vasavi Jayanti today. Vasavi Jayanti or Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Jayanthi is the birth anniversary or first appearance day of Goddess Vasavi, also known as Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari. Vasavi Jayanthi is observed on Vaishakha Shukla Dasami, tenth day in bright fortnight in Vaisakh month. We A.Vysyas are treated with good lunch in Vasavi Temples followed by various entertainment programmes.

Arathi for vasamba is made with Tambittu. This is a very tasty arathi that someone can have :) Here is the recipe for this tambittu from my sisters mother-in-law.

You need the following to make tambittu:

Akkihittu/Riceflour - 1 cup
Hurgadalehittu/Pottukadalai Flour/roasted chanadal powder- 1/4 cup
Shengapudi/Powdered peanut- 1/4 cup
Bella/Jaggery/Palm sugar- 3/4 cup or 1 cup
Ellu/Sesame Seeds- 2tsp
Hasikobbari/Grated Fresh Coconut- 1.5 cups
Onakobbari/Grated Dry coconut -  2 tbsp
Tuppa/Ghee- 2tsp

1. Powder hurgadale/pottukadalai/roasted chanadal and keep it aside
2. Roast peanuts, deskin and powder them
3. Dissolve powdered jaggery in 1 cup warm water and filter it. Bring the jaggery water to boil
4. Fry sesame seeds till brown.
5. Mix roasted chanadal powder, powdered peanuts, sesame seeds and rice flour
6. Add fresh coconut to boiling jaggery powder and cook coconut till it browns or takes up the color of jaggery
7. Reduce the heat and put the flour mix to the above mixture little at a time. Mix well after you add to prevent the formation of lumps. Finish off adding all flour mix to get tambittu. Switch off the stove.  Close and keep till it cools down.
8. If you dont want to make arathi then enjoy your tambittu.


PranisKitchen said...

i hrd and tasted this one.but not yet prepared this one.Really nice one..really liked the arti.thanks for sharing this traditional recipe.and the imporatnce of the day

Hari Chandana P said...

Wonderful harathi.. lovely post.. thanks for the gr8 info and recipe.. :)

notyet100 said...

thnks for sharin this, glad to cee ur post, cre

Unknown said...

We tamilians have a similar custom called mavvillaku(arti with rice flour).Nice post..good to see you is the little one doing?

jayashree said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Just realized that we have a lot in common !
Vasavi Shanthidhama for one.And I'm connected to Mysore as well.
Loved your Recipes, & I'll keep coming back for more !

Raks said...

Nice post! Looks divinely and thanks for sharing!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one dear

YOSEE said...

I remember seeing ladies carrying thambittu on their heads, going to the temple in a procession, in Mysore. Such a lovely, colourful sight.
The recipe seems easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

FH said...

So yummy. My grandmother makes Thambittu, I like soft ones. Looks really tasty! :)

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

Very New to me..Nice info
I have not heard anyone making Thambittu in Mangalore region for any festivals!!.so never go to taste
Take care:)

Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful post, how are you doing??..hugs to ur baby..

Rachana said...

A beautiful post!

Rekha said...

I remember my grandmother preparing these during ooru habba, the tradition is maintained even now but i don't get an opportunity to visit them anymore..

Sindhura said...

Very traditional.wud like to taste this recipe.Lovely way of presentation.
Do drop in sometime

Kannada Cuisine said...

Happy Vasavi Jayanti ri... Nam oor Kannikaparameshwari temple napaka bantu...Hw is little Adi doing?

Tambittu looks yum.

Pratiba Bhat said...

Was waiting for your come back :) Thankfully :) Congratulations for the baby too :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Divine, amazing right words to appreciate it, love this kind of ethnic recipes that reflects our culture, hats off to ur work:)

Sukhdeepak said...

Very delicious and mouth watering dish. said...

Thanks for sharing traditional dish..we also do tambittu arati for gods in some festivals..

Unknown said...

Good to see you back Lakshmi,hope you and the little one is doing good nice and very informative post dear