This year aadi (the first day of the thamizh month aadi) falls on 17 july.
The main dish prepared on this day is aadi paal.
large coconut grated to get 2 cups of gratings tightly packed.
1/2 cup grated jaggery.
3 cardamoms finely ground.
Grind the coconut with 4 cups water. Strain using a clean white cloth. You can also use a strainer with fine holes. Add jaggery and cardamom powder to the coconut milk and cook over a low flame for 3 minutes.
Mix the coconut milk,Jaggery and cardamom powder in a microwave safe container and cook in micro mode for 3 minutes.
The milk needs to be just warmed. Too much heating will spoil the taste. The jaggery just needs to dissolve.