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KADAMBA SAADHAM- MAARGAZHI MEDLEY

Today I am presenting an Tam Brahm Iyengar special recipe : Kadambha Saadham it is. This recipe is almost close to Sambhar Saadham  and most commonly prepared in Vishnu temples as an offering - more frequently during the months of Margazhi. The deity is carried around by devotees in a temple procession ceremony and wound up by distributing a delicious serving of piping hot Kadambha Saadham that is offered to the Lord. (Prasaadham)
Kadhambam means a 'medley'. In this context, a medley of vegetables, mainly.
What differentiates this specialty from the regular version of Sambhar rice is its distinct pepper flavour and the use of only country grown farm vegetables. (Desi Tarkaari/ Naatu Kaaikarigal) for this preparation - eg Cluster beans, raw plantains, ash gourd, yellow pumpkin, broad beans, rarely, bitter gourd.  Seasoned and steamed Dal dumplings (Paruppu Urundai),  deep fried dry turkey berries (Sundaikkai)are also added.  Vegetables like beans, carrot, potatoes, green peas, bo…

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