After a big process of shifting my home, maybe I would say a small break from blogging and again into it. Apart from all these here comes, “THIRU KARTHIGAI” – a festival of lamps which is celebrated only by Tamilians all over the world.
We lit lamps in the evening over each and every, nook and corner of the house, keep on fasting for the whole, prepare variety of vegetarian dishes all over the day (a big south Indian vegetarian platter).
I use to prepare for this festival a week back, by collecting beautiful earthware lamps and start painting them as I wish and finally on the evening of Thiru Karthigai, perform Pooja, decorate an lit all those lamps all over the house and this litting of lamps will be done for 2 days.
During fasting we can on munching these laddus (Roasted gram (potttukadalai) Laddu and Peanuts Laaadu)which we prepare in the morning. Let me share the dishes in the laddu and vegetarian platter recipes:
- Roasted gram/Pottukadalai Laddu
- Peanut / Nilakadalai laddu
- Steamed Rice
- Sambhar (Ashgourd)
- Lady’s finger Stir-fry
- Pumpkin Stir-fry
- Beans Stir-Fry
- Cabbage Stir-fry (I have replaced the recipe with white cabbage)
- Radish roast (stay tuned will upload the recipe soon)
- Cauliflower roast
- Field Beans (Avarakkai) Stir-Fry
- Bittergourd Stir-fry (stay tuned will upload the recipe soon)
- French Beans Stir-fry
- Brinjal (Baby eggplant) Stir-Fry
- Potato Masala
- Thalicha Moor (Spiced Buttermilk)
- Appalam/Pappad (store bought)
- Lemon Pickle (store bought)
- Fritters / Medhuvada
Do check out my 2014 Karthigai Celebration by clicking this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/31/karthigai-deepam-feast/ , 2013 celebration by clicking this link: https://madraasi.com/2013/12/05/karthigai-deepam/and to know what is Thiru Karthigai click this link: https://madraasi.com/2014/12/06/thirukarthigai-kartigai-deepam/.
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