Monday, 7 April 2014

Panakam and Vadapappu-Sri Rama Navami Recipes


Panakam  

Sri rama navami is the most important festival celebrated all over India. Panakam is a traditional drink made during Sri Rama Navami, the birth of Lord rama.It is also a great summer cooler. Many special neivedyams are prepared, but two of which are prepared by all Indians------Panakam and Vadapappu.
Panakam is a very good summer coolant with rich aroma and taste. Unlike the teertham which is given in small quantity, this panakam is given with tumblers to all the devotees in every Sita Rama temple.
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Prep time: 15 mins(dissolving time)
Cuisine : Indian (Festive Drink),Andhra recipes

Ingredients
Quantity
Jaggery
½ cup
Water
3 cups
Cardamom powder
¼ tsp
Dry ginger powder
¼ tsp
Pepper powder
1 tsp (optional)
Fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp.
Salt
pinch
Tulsi/basil leaves
garnish

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Method
1. Dissolve the powdered jaggery in water. Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder, pepper powder and salt.
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2. Squeeze lemon juice and Give standing time for about 15 minutes till the jaggery gets completely dissolved.
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3. Filter the mixture using a strainer to remove the impurities.Refrigerate for an hour. Serve chillied with tulsi on top.
Notes
A pinch of Edible camphor (pachai Karpooram) can also be added to get the temple drink.
Salt is added here to enhance the taste.


Vadapappu
Vadapappu is one of the neivedyam offered to God on Srirama Navami. Vadapappu is said to be Goddess Sitadevi’s favorite and Panakam is said to be Lord Srirama’s favorite.
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Ingredients
Quantity
Moong dal
1/2 cup
Grated coconut
1 1/2 tbsp.
Lemon juice
2 tsp
Green Chilli
1 sliced
Grated Cucumber
 1 tbsp

To temper(Optional)
Oil
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Green chilly
1 finely chopped
Curry leaves
5
Hing
pinch

Method
1. Soak the moong dal for an hour or two. Drain the dal to remove the excess water. pan3-0012. In a bowl combine moong dal, grated coconut and cilantro.Add lemon juice. Shoba's3. Heat a small pan with a tsp of oil and add the seasonings. Shoba's Delight4. Transfer the dal and mix well.Serve it.


1 comment:

  1. happy Ramanavami! nicely presented and easy to understand with step-by-step recipe.

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