Karthigai deepam is a very popular another lights festival after diwali which is celebrated on full moon day they call it karthigai masam that falls in nov or dec month. As for diwali even karthikai festival is celebrated the same way lights . Agal vilaku / lamps are lit in rows in every home.As I was born in chennai I used to see kids carrying lamps around the community and it is said that this festival is also celebrated for brother sister bonding. Sisters pray for prosperity of their brothers and light lamp on this occasion. For this special occasion people make appam, adhirasam, payasam, vadai, and pori urundai to celebrate. Pori urundai is one of my childhood fav , this is especially made for karthikai deepam. I love these light weight ladoos made of puffed rice with not many ingredients used it is actually simple to make and even though the size of the urundai may be large you can have 2 -3 at time it is that light sweet. There is no sugar used and jaggery makes this urundai more healthy but people do make them with sugar too.I remember these were hung the tea kadai in large packs and we just enjoy them once in while .Lets move on to the simple recipe to make this karthikai deepam more interesting.