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Mar 24, 2010

Vadapappu and Paanakam for Srirama Navami

Wish you all a very happy SRIRAMA NAVAMI!!

Vadapappu and Paanakam are the main dishes offered to God on Srirama Navami. Vadapappu is said to be Goddess Sitadevi’s favorite and Paanakam is said to be Lord Srirama’s favorite.



  • ½ cup Pesarapappu (Moong Daal), soaked for an hour
  • 2 tbsp grated Coconut
  • 1 or 2 finely chopped Green Chili
  • 1 or 2 tsp grated Mango (can be substituted with 1 tsp of Lemon Juice)
  • A handful of finely chopped Cilantro (Optional)
  • Salt


Mix everything together and offer to God. This makes a good snack too!!



  • ½ cup grated Jaggery (Bellam)
  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • A pinch of Sonth Powder (Sonti, Dry Ginger Powder)


Add jaggery + water in a bowl and bring to a boil. While boiling, add cardamom powder + pepper powder + sonth powder and mix well. Just before turning off the flame add lemon juice and stir well.

Offer the delicious paanakam to God. When serving, add some ice cubes if desired. This paanakam is said to have cooling effect on our body.


Anonymous said... [Reply]

Uma garu,
Happy SRIRAMA NAVAMI meeku kooda. Traditional vadapappu and panakamu looks emmy.
-Nature Lover

MyExperimentsWithFood said... [Reply]

Thank you and Happy Sri Rama Navami to you too. Naivedyam looking excellent.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Lovely sundal. Looks delicious.

Sarah Naveen said... [Reply]

New dishes for me..looks so yummy!!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Fantastic neivedyam Uma..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Thank you very much. This is very useful... Happy Sri Rama Navami to you too...

Nithu Bala said... [Reply]


Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Happy Ramanavami Uma...everything looks so divine and good :)

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Wishing you happy Sriram Navami too... Loved both the recipes and thnks for sharing them..they are super easy and so healthy.I'm sure the Gods must be happy with ur offering..

Padma said... [Reply]

Happy Sriramanavami Uma. Perfect Neivedyams.

Latha said... [Reply]

Happy rama navami to you too. Looks great. Made this too.

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

A happy srirama navami to you.

Tina said... [Reply]

Looks delicious...

Rumana Rawat said... [Reply]

Looks Yummy!!!!

priya said... [Reply]


Suparna said... [Reply]

hey uma,
hope u had a great celebration :)
the naivedhyam items look so authentic :)
Keep them coming

jayasree said... [Reply]

Never made the vadapappu.. Seeing that in many blogs, I'm tempted to try it.

Both your offerings looks delish.

Hayley said... [Reply]

Happy Ramnavmi to you too...dishes looks graet!!

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Lovely neivedyam Uma!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Happy Ram Navmi dear, yummyyy!!

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks very nice,I love that panakam very much!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

In Karnataka too, we offer the same thing to God on Sri Rama Navami. However this year, I didnot prepare both :(
Great lady..

Subhie Arun said... [Reply]

love d panakam....nice presentation!

Usha said... [Reply]

Happy Ramanavami to you too Uma! The neivedyam looks fantastic...

ruchikacooks said... [Reply]

Happy Ramnavami (belated)..We make neer mor (buttermilk) and panagam...panagam is too good for the summer heat..

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Looks delicious....

Lena Jayadev said... [Reply]

wowwww.. this looks super delicious.... wonderful snap dear.. :)

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