Maa Vilakku

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Maa Vilakku or Pindi Deepam is a lamp made of rice flour and jaggery dough into which cow’s ghee is poured and wick made of cotton is lit in it.The tradition of lighting such lamp came from ancient times. The Lamps are lit during the Tamil months of Aadi and Thai  for Ambal, in Purattasi for Lord Venkateswara Perumal and  during Karthigai Deepam for Lord Murugan. I used processed Samai/Little Millet flour for this recipe. Millet is washed and soaked in water for 2 hours, then drained and dried on a clean cotton cloth for 30 minutes in shade. The semi dried grains are made into fine flour. This is known as processed flour.

After the puja is over and the light is exhausted, it is distributed to all. It is believed that the positive rays from ghee reaches the abode of Divine Mother and she showers her kindness on the earth. 
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Khoba Roti

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

This is a very beautiful and delicious flat bread from Rajasthan. Rotis are made with coarsely ground wheat and usually the rotis are thick with beautiful patterns. I used ragi flour for this recipe and got the same patterns as I do for wheat rotis. I loved making the patterns and my family enjoyed the delicious rotis!
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