Karthigai Deepam or Thirukkarthigai is a Tamil Hindu Festival, celebrated during the Tamil month Karthigai, that is second half of November or first half of December. This Karthigai Deepam or Thiruk karthigai is also celebrated in Telugu Hindu Families and in all Hindu temples.
There are many special foods prepared during this festival. The main recipes made during this period are
Pori Urundai / Aval Pori Urundai
Pori Urundai is otherwise the Puffed Rice Ball made out of puffed rice and jaggery syrup. As we were seeing earlier, during the Karthigai Deepam time these sort of recipes are made to offer to God during that day.
Usually, Maavilakku is offered during Karthigai Deepam, but In Nagarathar families it is also offered to God on Aadi Velli, Thai Velli and Purattasi Sani days.
Arisi Pori Urundai Recipe / Pori urundai
Karthigai Deepam is fast approaching. So I tried arisi pori urundai. Came out very well. I have already posted aval pori urundai.
Nei Appam is made during karthigai deepam and Krishna jayanthi in tamil Hindu families. It is normally made by soaking raw rice for about an hour and then grinding it along with jaggery.
Pottukadalai Urundai is an another Karthigai deepam recipe. It is an easy recipe but the consistency of jaggery is very important, or else we can not make urundais. I shall post all the ten recipes made for aval kitchen magazine.
Kadalai Urundai is an another Kartigai deepam Recipe. I made this recipe for Aval Kitchen magazine Dec2016 issue. I made 10 recipes for that issue. Iwill post them before karthigai deepam. I have already posted Nel Pori Urundai.
Nel Pori Urundai
Nel Pori Urundai is usually made during Karthigai deepam and is offered to god as neivedhiyam. You can also try this easy and simple recipe and share your comments with me.
Milagu Adai / Karthigai Adai Recipe
Most of the people in South India make Milagu Adai neivedhayam for Karthigai Deepam. We Don’t have this custom. But for my viewer’s request I made this adai. It came out well and the taste was also good.
Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram
Sweet kuzhipaniyaram is an easy recipe. Whenever I make kuzhipaniyaram, I take one cup batter before adding salt for Sweet Appam / Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe. It is so soft and spongy