Deepavali Marundhu | Diwali Legium | Using easily available ingredients
Deepavali Marundhu (Legium) is a traditional and special recipe prepared during Deepavali to aid easier digestion anticipating digestive disorder with sugar & oily, but yummy variety of sweets and snacks. The Diwali starts with eating a teaspoon of Legium in the empty stomach immediately after the traditional oil bath. There are few variations in making Deepavali Marundhu based on the availability of the ingredients. Here i have given a recipe based on easily available ingredients in any kitchen. I have given another recipe to make the Legium with country medicines.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 150 grams
Heavy Bottomed Pan
- ½ tbsp Coriander seeds 1 cup - 250 ml
- 3 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 3 tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds / Omam
- 50 grams Ginger
- ½ cup Grated Jaggery
- 2 tbsp Ghee (Clarified butter)
First take all the required ingredients and keep it ready.
Wash the ginger, peel it and chop the ginger to small pieces.
Add grated jaggery in a vessel and add 1 tablespoon of water. Allow the jaggery to dissolve in water
Making the Diwali Legium Powder (spice powder)
Dry fry coriander seeds, cumin seeds, omam one by one in a pan and take it in a plate and allow it to cool. Make sure that the ingredients are not burnt. Fry them in a low to medium flame till nice aroma comes from the ingredients.
Take all the fried ingredients to the mixer and grind it to a fine powder.
Sieve the ground powder to get smooth and nice powder.
Start making Diwali Legium
Heat a pan and filter the jaggery juice to get rid of any impurities or sand.
To the pan, filter the ginger juice
Keep in low flame and stir continuously till the mixture gets thickened.
When the jaggery and ginger juice thickened, add the ground and sieved spice powders. Stir well, add ghee and again stir well.
When the mixture starts to separate from ghee and leaves the sides of pan without sticking, then switch off the flame. You can take a spoon of legium and check it you can roll like a ball. Then the consistency is correct and you can switch off the flame.
The delicious deepavali legium (inji legium) is ready to serve on Diwali
Serving: 50g | Calories: 240kcal | Fat: 9g