I posted arisi pori urundai recipe 5 years back for Karthigai deepam. As I have mentioned in that post, my mom and MIL makes arisi pori urundai only as snack and they dont offer that to God. They make nel pori and aval pori urundai and offer it. My mom and MIL are not keen about making balls, they just mix and make it as crumbles. Only arisi pori will be made as balls. Since I dint had nel pori that time, without any choice I made with arisi pori that time and posted. So thought of posting this authentic karthigai pori for this years post. You can follow the same method for aval pori too. Now a day we get nel pori and aval pori at local shops, so you can hunt for it for this Thirukarthigai / Karthigai deepam 2013 which is on this weekend, 16th saturday being Barani karthigai, and 17th sunday is periya karthigai.
This whole month, mom and MIL keeps two small vilakku mostly agal vilakku in the entrance of the house in the evenings. And even after the festival is over, we keep some lamps until all the oil and thirinool gets over. For this festival we mainly make only pori urundai and appam – either nei appam or instant wheat flour appam mostly. Mom told even maavilakku is made and offered those days when my grand mom was there. They make it with Thinai maavu especially for lord Murugan, his favorite. I will share maavilakku mavu recipe later for sure. I made very less for blogging sake, so do not relate the pictures to the recipe I have written. I tried capturing whole VIDEO for this recipe, you can check it out HERE.
Limit within 1 or two per day, wishing you all an advanced Happy Karthigai Deepam! Celebrate with appam and karthigai pori.