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Legend behind Deepavali festival

I wish everyone a A Very Happy Deepavali that's blessed with tons of love,happiness,good health,wealth and prosperity on this day and always.

Deepavali is a traditional and a colorful festival celebrated by all the Hindu worldwide which is also know as the Festival of Lights. Deepavali is celebrated in the month of Aipasi in the Hindu calendar.

In every Hindu house,they ladies draw Kolam on the main entrance and new clothes are place infront of the alter smeared with sandal paste.

There's an interesting legend behind the festival. A demon named Narakasurn ruled the kingdom of Pradoshapuram. Many suffered under his ruler and seeing the sufferings of the people and the evilness of the demon Lord Krishna destroy him. The died of the demon is celebrated as Deepavali.
On Deepavali day Indian take oil bath and wear new clothes. The houses would be decorated with oil lamps and children will play with firecrackers to celebrate the festival.

On this day tons of mouth-watering snacks and swe…

Thattu Vadai

Deepavali Special:Thattu Vadai


Serving Size:5

3 cups rice flour
1/4 cup channal daal soaked for 4hrs
2tbsp crushed peppercorns
1tsp chili powder
1/4tsp hing
1tsp baking soda
1tsp cumin seeds
5curry leaves
5 dried chilies
3 garlic cloves
2tbsp warm water
salt to taste
Preparation Methods:
Grind dried chilie,garlic and curry leaves with 2tbsp of warm water to smooth paste.

In large bowl add all the ingredients and grind paste and enough water and knead to a smooth dough.
Take a palm ful of the dough and rolled into a small ping pong ball size. Then press then into a circular shape on a plastic sheet or wax paper.
Heat a wok on medium heat with oil and drop these vadai one by one slowly. Do not overcrowd the wok. Deep fry them til they turn golden brown. Drain and serve hot.