Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sree Rama Navami Prasadam - Vadapappu,Paanakam


Since my childhood ,i have seen Sri ram navami is celebrated big in India.My grandmom used to do puja on this day and offer vadapappu (వడపప్పు) ,paanakam (పానకం) as prasadam.
In India ,summer is on its peak by this time.Paanakam along with vadapappu is a tasty and healthy combo.Prasadam and brand new visari/visana karra is given to relatives and neighbours, who used to visit our home on this auspicious day.Tuning to Sree SitaRamula vari Kalyanam in Radio and enjoying the commentary by Sri Ushasri on akasavani is really unforgettable moments in life.
Now lets share the prasadam recipes which i learnt from my grandmom ...
Vadapappu:
Moong Dal - 2 cups,soaked for 3 hours
Green chillies - 2 no,chopped
Grated Coconut - ½ cup
Grated Carrot - ¼ cup ,optional
Salt to taste
Mix all together in a bowl and serve.
Vadapappu

Paanakam:
Jaggery - 2 cups
Water - 5 cups
Black pepper - 2 tspn ,crushed
Cardamom - 6 no,crushed
Dissolve jaggery in water and add pepper pwd,cardamom pwd .Stir well to mix all the ingredients.
Paanakam

6 comments:

srivy said...

too late for ram navami..

srivy said...

anyways, Wish you Happy Hanuman Jayanti!

mitr_bayarea said...

Paanakam.....brings back lots of memories from home.

Varsha Vipins said...

What fab pics..loved the dishes..:)

Athika said...

I had this vadapappu at my friends place it is yummy. Thanks for recipe.
Will give it a try.

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