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Panakam, Vadapappu

Panakam, Vadapappu

Panakam in sanskrit means sweet drink. It is made by adding jaggery to water.

Vadapappu is a salad made with moong dal. Panakam and vadapappu are made and served to god on the festival of Sree Rama Navami.

Foodzone wishes you all a very Happy Sree Rama Navami.


Jaggery 3 medium sized blocks
Sonti(Dry Ginger) 1/4 tbsp
Water 3 cups
Pepper corns 4
Cardamom/Elachi 2
Lemon juice 1 tsp


Add jaggery to the water and let it dissolve completely in the water.

Gently mash cardamom and pepper with pestle and add them to the jaggery water.

Add lemon juice and dried ginger. Serve chilled.



Moong dal 5 tbsp
Carrot 1
Kheera/Cuke 1/2
Grated coconut 1/2 tbsp
Green Chillies 2
Cilantro(finely chopped) 1 tbsp
Salt as required
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp


Soak moong dal in water for an hour.

Finely chop green chillies, Kheera and grate the carrot.

Drain the water from the moong dal and add the green chillies, grated carrot, cucumber and grated coconut to the moong dal.

Add salt and lemon juice.

Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.


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