Last but not the least, here is the recipe for Deepavali marundhu/diwali marundhu/lehiyam. This is a very important component of Deepavali in South India. On the morning of Deepavali, after we take an oil bath, the first thing that is given to eat is this marundhu. This basically is eaten during this time to prevent indigestion caused by eating too many sweets and snacks.
This is a very good remedy for upset stomach on any day. The marundhu is made of many medicinal herbs, which is very good for health. Earlier the powder was made at home, by grinding all the various ingredients, but now days they are available easily in the stores as a powder which can be used.
- Marundhu powder (readymade) – ½ cup
- Vellam/jaggery – 1 cup
- Gingelly oil – 2 tsp
- Nei/ghee – 3 tsp
- Honey – 1 tsp (optional)