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|
|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|
|Grated coconut||1/2 tbsp|
|Cilantro(finely chopped)||1 tbsp|
|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.