Karthika Deepam is a festival of lights, celebrated in the Malayalam month of Vrichikam or the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is celebrated on the Pournami, the full moon day of the month, which coincides with Karthika star. Small earthen lamps are lit at the entrances of every home, making them look like houses in a fantasyland. In some houses, they double the number of lamps every day from the day of Deepavali and this way, they end up with a number of lamps on the day of Kaarthika Deepam.
First clean the puffed rice and keep aside.
Then heat a bottom pan, add smashed jaggery and add water till jaggery dissolve and make stir
till jaggery dissolves completely.Cook till you get 1string pakkam and switch off the flame
and add puffed rice,mix them well.Then rub your hands with rice flour and make balls when it is hot -hot.Allow it to cool and store in air tight container.
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