Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp

Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp is prepared to put lamp in “Amman temples” during the tamil month Aadi. In different places they put maavilakku in different months too. Many of us may not know how to prepare maavilakku. It is very easy to prepare and I am sharing the recipe with you now.  To know more about it click – . maavilakku details

Ingredients:-

  • raw rice powder / arisi maavu – 1 cup
  • grated jaggery / vellam – 3/4 cup
  • ghee / nei – 1 tsp
Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp - ingredients - rice powder and jaggery
Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp – ingredients – rice powder and jaggery

Method:-

1. We can buy rice powder from store. But it is well and good if we prepare at home.

2. To prepare at home, we should soak raw rice in water for nearly 2 hours.

Raw rice soaked in water
Raw rice soaked in water

3. Now dry that wet rice in a towel for 6 hours or overnight.

Wet rice spread in a cloth to dry
Wet rice spread in a cloth to dry

4. Grind it into a fine powder in your mixie.

Rice ground into a powder in a mixie jar
Rice ground into a powder in a mixie jar

5. Sieve it through a filter and collect one cup of rice for this recipe.

Rice powder sieved
Rice powder sieved

6. Grind jaggery in a blender, then add rice powder and blend once for few seconds.

Grated Jaggery ground in a mixie jar
Grated Jaggery ground in a mixie jar

7. It will become thick. Take it out and place in a cup.

8. Make a shallow in the centre with your fingers. Add one tsp of ghee in the shallow made. Put a wick and light it in Amman temples.

Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp
Maavilakku maavu recipe | Rice flour lamp

9. This is used as prasadham after lighting.

Ragi | keppai kool | கேப்பை கூழ் | அம்மன் பிரசாதம் is another recipe prepared specially for Amman temple. Inippu kolukattai  and Kondaikkadalai Sundal are other recipes which can be taken to temple as Prasad.

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