Sunday, November 18, 2012

Karthigai Deepam Recipes-Karthigai Special Recipes

Karthigai Deepam is a popular and one of the oldest festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It falls on the Tamil month of Kaarthigai on full moon day which coincides with Krithikai star in the month of November or December.It is considered as the extension of the Deepavali festival.The whole of karthigai month people light earthen lamps in front of their houses. On the evening of Karthigai, more lamps/agal vilaku are lit and kept in front of the house, near the windows, balcony of the house, on the kolams etc. It is a such beautiful sight to see the lamps lined in front of all the houses. People also burst crackers and celebrate the festival. It is celebrated in a grand manner in Thiruvannamalai. This year Karthigai Deepam falls on 27 November 2012.

nel pori urundai
Aval Pori Urundai (Karthigai Deepam Special)

 Karthigai Deepam Recipes

Adai Recipe

Pori Urundai

Appam Recipe (Neiappam/sweet appam- traditional method)


Kheer recipes  (find a long list/ variety of payasam recipes in the link)

Ulundu Vadai

Paruppu Vadai without onions

Kadalai Urundai (peanut balls)

Aval Pori Urundai (Karthigai Deepam Special Pori Urundai- Also nel pori urundai)

Thinai Adai 

Instant Wheat flour appam

Karthigai Deepam Recipes

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  1. crunchy munchy it..nice clicks..

  2. i loved all the recipies. tried some of them, ur presentation s nice. send some noodles item preparation method.

  3. hi padhu
    is it to avoid lumps r u adding ghee in hot water for veg upms when it boils ?

  4. Yes Meenal, it is added to avoid lumps.You are right

    Dear Kani mozhi - Vegetarian noodles is already there.It a very popular recipe in this blog

  5. OK This might be a little elaborate. This Karthigai, my MIL wanted me to make the pori urundais on my own. Every year she would make them with me doing the assistant job. I was super nervous.... And then I stumbled onto your website! Ditto for the Nombu this year. For both festivals- I have followed your instructions and the highlight was that my entire Family- FIL, MIL and Hubby dearest loed both the pori urundais and the Nombu special- vella adai and uppu adai!! Thanks a ton.. And keep sharing - abso love your site. :)

  6. Padhu, can i have manogaram urundai recipe. Ur measurements are very accurate. Very helpful for me. Thanks


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