Karthigai deepam is the festival of light celebrated in southern part of India especially in Tamil Nadu. It is auspicious occassion in Tamil Calendar. We celebrate it by lighting clay lamps all over the house and offering prayers to God with some special recipes. It is celebrated in very grand manner in Thiruvannamalai by lighting a huge lamp on hills in the big temple of Lord Shiva. The usual recipes that are prepared includes pal payasam, vadai, murukku, appam, ladoo.
Here is the collection of some recipes for karthigai deepam:
AVAL PAYASAM ULUNTHU VADAI ELLU URUNDAI
KADALAI URUNDAI COCONUT OBBATTU RAVA APPAM
COCONUT APPAM PAAL PAYASAM VELLA PORI
KUZHAL PAYASAM ADHIRASAM RAVA LADOO
BADAM MURUKKU AVAL LADOO SAKKARAI PONGAL