Maa Vilakku (Rice Flour Lamp) is made during special occasions such as aadi velli,purattasi sani, thai month, karthigai deepam etc.Maa Vilakku is a special lamp made with freshly ground rice flour and jaggery kneaded together as a dough placed on a banana leaf with a dent in the middle where we pour ghee,place the wick(thiri) and lit the lamp...we also apply kumkum on all 4 sides of maavilakku and place flowers on/near when we offer to god as shown in the pics.
Last time when I visted my native my aunt made maavilakku and took it along when we visited the amman temple....at that instant I decided to post the recipe here as I love maavilakku but totally forgot about it....Yesterday when I was conversing with Lavi asking about ideas to post for karthigai deepam she casually said maavilakku would be apt...And today during a casual talk with my neighbour she said they make maavilakku for karthigai deepam so decided that I should post it for the occassion. So I quickly called up my cousin for the recipe , made maavilakku and clicked it today...I loved clicking diyas and maavilakku is no exception...I enjoyed clicking it too.
I remember those days when we as kids used to fight for the lamp-lit-part(the black part where the lamp is lit) as it tastes so good.... :) It gives me such immense pleasure and satisfaction when I try out traditional recipes and post it here....yes small deeds big contentment!! Now lets learn how to make traditional maavilakku recipe...shall we?!
Labels: Aadi Perukku Special Recipes, Avani Avittam Recipes, FestiveSpecials, Karthigai Deepam