News > Okkarai, Munthiri Kothu, Idly and mutton curry: The different Deepavali feasts of TN

Okkarai, Munthiri Kothu, Idly and mutton curry: The different Deepavali feasts of TN

Dais Newsfeed | 04/11/2021 04:54 PM | Click to read full article

Food is perhaps the most integral part of celebrating any festival, including Deepavali. And in Tamil Nadu, popular sweet treats and specialty dishes change across districts.

Perhaps, long ago, the elders in the families realised the need to prepare the family for the feast on festive days and decided to include what has now come to be known as the Lehyam or Deepavali Marundhu (medicine).