Aval pori and Nel pori are the two main recipes that we make for Karthigai Deepam. Aval pori is made by dry frying the beaten rice flakes or Aval in high heat. It is easily found in stores during the time of the Karthigai Deepam Festival. Aval Pori, Nel Pori,Neyyappam, Karthigai Adaiare the traditional recipes made on Karthigai Deepam day as neivedhyam / Prashad. We lit lamp in the evening, do pooja, offer all the Prashad to God. This festival of lights is similar to Bhai Dooj or Rakshabandhan in other parts of India, so we pray for the goodness and welfare of our brothers on this special day. We give all the dishes made on this day to them and bless them if we are elders or get the blessings from them if we are younger to them.