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“Kummayam,” also called “Aadi Kummayam,” is a sweet dish made from various lentils and jaggery, which is then offered to God as Prasadam during “Aadi Velli” or “Aadi Sevvai.”


Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 3.5 from 2 votes
Course: SweetsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Discover the delectable “Kummayam” or “Aadi Kummayam”, a divine sweet dish made with lentils and jaggery, served as Prasadam during “Aadi Velli” or “Aadi Sevvai”. Perfect for divine indulgence.


  • Urad Dal – 1 cup

  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/4 cup

  • Rice – 1/4 cup

  • Jaggery powdered – 2 cups

  • Ghee – 1/4 cup

  • Water – 6 cups


  • To prepare the delightful “Kummayam” dessert, begin by dry roasting urad dhal, green gram dhal, and rice separately until they turn a light brown color.
  • Allow them to cool, and then grind them into a fine powder using a mixer.
  • Sieve the powder to ensure a smooth texture. This quantity should yield approximately 2 cups of the flavorful “Kummayam Powder.”
  • In a kadai or deep pan, heat half of the ghee and add the Kummayam Powder. Fry it for a few minutes, stirring continuously to prevent any lumps from forming.
  • In a separate vessel, combine the jaggery and water, and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and strain it to remove any impurities.
  • Now, add the jaggery water to the fried Kummayam Powder and mix it well. Stir the mixture continuously until it thickens to a desired consistency.
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix it thoroughly. Allow it to cook further until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the vessel, indicating that it is ready.
  • Remove the prepared Kummayam from the heat and transfer it to a greased tray, spreading it evenly. It can be served either hot or cold. For a more presentable serving, you can also cut it into squares or desired shapes.

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