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Karthigai Deepam Edible Lamps with Millets (Kozhukattai / Dumplings)

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Usually we prepare kozhukattai/dumplings with rice flour and sugar or jaggery for karthigai Deepam. As all of us eagerly looking for healthier food, I prepared 3 varieties of kozhukattai / dumplings one with Rice flour, other with Ragi/Finger Millet flour and the last one with Kambu/Pearl Millet flour. Moreover I have shaped them as Deepam / Diya and also lit the lamp with ghee/clarified butter and a cotton wig.

CLICK HERE for Kozhukattai / Dumplings recipe

Taking this to Fiesta Friday#150 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

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Edible Millet Lamps – Karthigai Deepam Special

For sweetness I have infused sugar with rice flour, organic brown sugar in Ragi/Finger millet flour and powdered jaggery with kambu/pearl millet flour. Let me share the recipe…

Rice Flour Lamp

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Rice Flour Lamp – Karthigai Deepam Special

Ingredients:

 

  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

Ragi / Finger Millet Lamp

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Ragi / Finger Millet Edible Lamp – Karthigai Deepam special

Ingredients:

 

  • Ragi / Finger Millet flour – 1 cup
  • Organic brown sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take ragi flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the organic brown sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

Kambu / Pearl Millet Lamp

Karthigai Deepam Edible Lamps (Kozhukattai / Dumplings) Usually we prepare kozhukattai/dumplings with rice flour and sugar or jaggery for karthigai Deepam. As all of us eagerly looking for healthier food, I prepared 3 varieties of kozhukattai / dumplings one with Rice flour, other with Ragi/Finger Millet flour and the last one with Kambu/Pearl Millet flour. Moreover I have shaped them as Deepam / Diya and also lit the lamp with ghee/clarified butter and a cotton wig. For sweetness I have infused sugar with rice flour, organic brown sugar in Ragi/Finger millet flour and powdered jaggery with kambu/pearl millet flour. Let me share the recipe… Rice Flour Lamp Ingredients: • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup • Sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Ragi / Finger Millet Lamp Ingredients: • Ragi / Finger Millet flour – 1 cup • Organic brown sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take ragi flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the organic brown sugar and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Kambu / Pearl Millet Lamp Ingredients: • Kambu / Pearl Millet flour – 1 cup • Powdered jaggery sugar – ½ cup • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup • Salt – ¼ tsp Preparation: • Take kambu/pearl millet flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the powdered jaggery and salt, mix it well with your hands. • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball. • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked. • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp. Pearl millet recipe, pearl millet lamp, pearl millet vilakku, karthigai deepam special, karthigai deepam recipe, kozhukattai vilakku, kambu kozhukattai, kambu kolukattai, kambu kolukattai vilakku, kambu kolukattai recipe,Pearl Millet flour lamp, images of kambu flour lamp, kambu flour lamp recipe, karthigai deepam recipe, karthigai deepam special, edible lamp, edible lamp recipe, tamil recipe, tamil recipes, tamil festival recipe, kambu vilakku, millet vilakkku recipe, kozhukattai vilakku, kozhukattai recipe, kozhukattai vilakku recipe

Kambu / Pearl Millet Edible Lamp – Karthigai Deepam special

Ingredients:

 

  • Kambu / Pearl Millet flour – 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery sugar – ½ cup
  • Hot boiling water – ¾ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

 

 

Preparation:

 

  • Take kambu/pearl millet flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the powdered jaggery and salt, mix it well with your hands.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour the hot boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough to a ball.
  • Divide the dough to a small portion and shape it to lamp, and steam it for 5 to 10 mins or until the lamp is cooked.
  • Bring it to room temperature, pour ghee/clarified butter in the centre of the lamp, soak a cotton wig in the ghee and lit the lamp.

 

 

I prepare this for the second day of our Karthigai Deepam – 2016 and CLICK HERE to check out my first day karthigai Deepam – 2016 celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maa Vilakku

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Maa Vilakku  (lamp made with rice flour and ghee) is one of the most important festive thing among Tamilians. I love the taste of this Maavilakku, which is sweet and delicious. Actually people prepare to convey their prayer to god. They prepare this Maa Vilakku, fill it with ghee/clarified butter and lit lamp with cotton wig and do their prayers.

Even I have did this 6 months back, as my mom had an offering to do this Maa Vilakku prayer for me as I had gall stones, inorder to rectify it. After the surgery, she prepared this Maa Vilakku, took me with her to the amman temple, I was made to lie down on the temple and she kept this vilakku on my stomach and offered her prayers :P.

This Maa Vilakku is one of the most important thing in this Puratasi month, as people go on pilgrimage to Thirupathi and lit this Vilakku and do their prayers. But everyone can’t go or travel there, so those who are not able to travel there lit this Vilakku (lamps) and do their prayers. It is believed that as this Vilakku (lamp) is lit all the sorrows would go off and the Lord rectifies all the problems in our life. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – ½ cup
  • Palm Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Take the rice flour in a wide mouth bowl.
  • Crush the jaggery and add it to the rice flour, mix it well.
  • Pour in the ghee/clarified butter little by little and mix it well.
  • Crumble it well, continue this process until the flour it able to mould to a shape.
  • Roll the whole flour to a big ball, dig it in the middle and make a small well.
  • Pour in the ghee/clarified butter, drop in a cotton wick, lit the lamp.

Note: This Maa Vilakku stays fresh for almost a week time in room temperature. You could also prepare this lamp with milk and water instead of ghee/clarified butter, but it stays fresh only for few days and later it should be refrigerated.