Deepavalli Special – Kandhar Appam (Sweet Fritters)

Kandhar Appam is a festive sweet preparation. Though many claim that it originated in Chettinad, it is very popular in Thirunelveli district also. It is usually prepared during Deepavalli, the festival of light and sound that is enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth 🙂 Though the homemade sweets have been replaced by the commercial North Indian sweets oozing ghee, kandhar appam is still the reigning Tamil sweet during the festive season.

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Kandhar Appam (Sweet Fritters)

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Deepavali Special – 30-Minute Mysore Pak (Bengal Gram Flour Sweet)

As the name suggests, Mysore Pak does not belong to Tamil Nadu. It has come from the state of Karnataka but has won the hearts of Tamilians, and is one of the most popular and requested sweets here. With Deepavali this weekend the shops are filled with gifts packs of this sweet, so why not surprise everyone with homemade Mysore Pak?

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Traditional Mysore Pak with the two-tone darker core and lighter surface

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