This marundhu or legiyam is different from the deepavali lehiyam. This is given to new mothers which helps them in digestion, healing and regaining health after delivery.
Elders at home prepare the lehiyam and give a small ball out of it to the new moms. Many herbal products are used in this, but now these are readily available in powdered form. As I have already mentioned in my post - partum post, this powder is available in dabba chetty kadai, Kutchery road, Mylapore. Just ask for prasava lehiyam powder. The store can be contacted on 044-24985125.
Prasava lehiyam powder - 100 gm. pkt.
Ghee – 25 gms
Gingelly oil – 1 tablespoon
Sieve the powder.
Heat a kadai, add the powder and slightly heat it. Transfer the powder to a plate.
Mix little water to form a dough.
Take equal quantity of jaggery. (Jaggery and dough ratio = 1:1)
Dissolve jaggery in a ladle of water and filter it without any dust or mud.
Now, heat a heavy bottomed pan, add the dough, jaggery and stir well.
When half- done and thick, add oil and ghee. Stir continuously.
When glossy, immediately transfer it to a vessel.Make small balls out of it, and consume a ball after the meal.
Deepavali lehiyam( legiyam) OR deepavali marundhu link is here.