Karthigai Deepam is celebrated on the full moon day of the Karthigai month which coincides with krithikai star. This year it falls on 5th of December. Karthigai deepam is considered as the extension of the Deepavali festival. The traditional neivedhyams (sweets) made for karthigai deepam are appam, pori urundai and jaggery based payasam.
In our house, we make our regular adai for karthigai. Milagu adai is another traditional karthigai deepam recipe. My mom shared this adai recipe from a cookbook. It is slightly different from our regular adai. This milagu adai is made of raw rice and peppercorns instead of parboiled rice and red chillies. Usually for neivedhyams, par boiled rice or boiled rice is not used. This adai is very healthy and can be made for regular breakfast too. It tastes best with butter or jaggery.
Notes and Tips
- The adai is usually made little thick but I prefer it thin and crispy.
- You can also add thin coconut slivers to the batter.