My theme for this week is colorful dishes, when the world is brings you pink, red, yellow and all possible colors, here i m giving you jet black! Dont you love black! I love black, a color that suits all. A color that is hard to achieve in food, not impossible, but little hard. But here i got this black pretty easily, the spice mixture when ground is dark green but when you add jaggery to it, it turns a wonderful black.
Valli might think “what the heck” i told her to make colorful dishes and here she brings diwali legiyam??? Sorry valli, adjust it please!😉
Diwali marundhu/legiyam is a traditional medicine made during diwali and also exchanged with the sweets we share with our friends. This medicine is what we eat the first thing on diwali day, It helps you in digesting all the sweets and savories you are about to gorge on that day.
Usually eating deep fried food causes lot of acidity and indigestion problems amongst many. During festivities, we do tend to over indulge and then run behind aerated drinks and keep burping the whole evening. But traditonal medicines like this diwali marundhu/legiyam, help you naturally and make you feel better.
That doesn’t mean you can eat a spoon of this everyday morning and go about eating everything you see, moderation is the key on anyday. But when you indulge that one day, just one day, go for this diwali marundhu first before you reach that aerated drink bottle.
Recipe inspiration : The Hindu