Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diwali Marunthu Recipe - Homemade Deepavali Legiyam | Easy Diwali Recipes

Diwali Marunthu Recipe
Deepavali Legiyam(Diwali Marunthu) with easy available ingredients at home - Doesnt that sound good?! Actually I was not in a plan to make this post at all...Yesterday when I was on my usual talk with Sowmya asked me to post diwali marunthu recipe...And that sounded cool to me as I felt diwali marunthu is a must for us during the occassion after all those oily intakes as this leguyam helps for digestion.It is readily available at stores too but homemade is always best so make your batch.

This is usually said to be consumed in empty stomach after our oil bath....You can have a tsp of this diwali marunthu then enjoy your diwali sweets and snacks! :)

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali, Have loads of fun and happy eating too!!
Diwali Marunthu Recipe

Diwali Marunthu Recipe - IngredientsDiwali Marunthu Recipe

Preparation Time : 2 hrs | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 3/4 cup
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian Recipe Reference: Vidhus Kitchen

Powdered Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Pepper corns - 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Sitharathai - 1/4 inch piece(optional)
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 1 whole
Gingelly Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp


  1. First we can prepare the jaggery syrup. Add jaggery and water till immersing level.Heat it up until it nicely bubbles and is thick like honey in consistency. Strain to remove impurities.How to make diwali legiyam - Step4
  2. First get all your ingredients ready. Take all the ingredients except dry ginger powder and soak it in water till immersing level for 2 hrs.I used dry ginger powder so skipped that alone...If you are using dry ginger piece then soak it along with all other ingredients.Transfer all the ingredients to a mixer.How to make diwali legiyam - Step2
  3. Grind it to a semi fine paste.Add dry ginger powder and mix well.Now add jaggery syrup and heat for 2mins until its frothy then add the paste and mix well.How to make diwali legiyam - Step3
  4. Simmer and keep mixing, at one stage it will start becoming thick more like halwa in consistency.This will take arouns 15mins...At this stage add oil and keep stirring for 3mins finally add ghee and then switch off.
    How to make diwali legiyam - Step4
Cool down and store in an airtight container.

My Notes:

  • Instead of grinding to a paste, you can even dry roast all the ingredients and grind it to a fine powder.
  • The texture is totally our choice, if you want it even more as a fine paste then grind it smooth.
  • You can make it fully in ghee too, but I wanted to add gingelly oil so used that.
  • I used paagu vellam so hence the redish brown color. You can use normal yellow jaggery / palm jaggery too.
Homemade Deepavali Legiyam

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. wow sounds like a perfect medicine....need some :)

    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

  2. I was looking for this recipe today, and you have posted this one, thanks for posting this at right moment. I will try this today

  3. I was just thinking of making marundhu and there u are with the recipe.. I generally end up having chawanprash instead of making marundhu (lazyy me) ;) But now im seriously thinking to make this tomo.. Thanks for the recipe.. Btw I am a big fan of ur cooking and blog, I try most of ur recipes.. All are excellent.. Just done making Badushas following ur recipe.. It came out so well!! Thank u Sharmee.. Iniya Deepawali nalvaazthukkal in advance.. Oh boy I miss cbe :(

  4. Hello Sharmi... Hope you are doing great.. Many many diwali wishes to u and ur family...
    The recipe is great.... How long can we store it in refrigerator...

  5. Hello Sharmi... Hope you are doing great.. Many many diwali wishes to u and ur family...
    The recipe is great.... How long can we store it in refrigerator...

  6. You are a darling.. I was searching for this recipe.. Now from your site.. I dont have to search elsewhere... All your recipes have worked perfectly for me.. I am gonna make this one..

  7. This is absolutely an apt and very thoughtful to post it now. I have been planning to make this but you how it is at home!
    Anyways, wishing you and everyone in your family a very happy ,safe and sparkling Diwali. Hugs to Mittu :)

  8. well looks like this is a must after a bout of sweets

  9. Followed your recipe.It came out well.thanks for the precise instructions.


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