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October 15, 2018

Chalimidi, Vadapappu, Panakam - Andhra Naivedyam Recipes

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Vadapappu, Chalimidi and Panakam are the 3 most popular and quick and easy naivedyam recipes of Andhra. It is usually prepared for Ramanavami , Varalakshmi vratham and on the first day of Navratri. All these 3 prasdams can be prepared under 10 minutes. Chalimidi is of two types. One is pachi chalimidi is an uncooked version which is made of rice flour and powdered jaggery. Second one is Pakkam chalimidi in which rice flour is cooked in jaggery syrup. In Tamil, it is called as Maavilakku. Today I have shared Pachi chalimidi recipe. Traditionally chalimidi is prepared using homemade processed rice flour. But today I have shared a quick version using store bought rice flour/Idiyappam flour. Vadapappu is also an easy, one ingredient naivedayam recipe prepared by soaking moong dal. It is similar to Karnataka's Kosambari.  Panakam is a sweet drink and a summer coolant that is prepared by mixing jaggery, dry ginger powder, pepper powder in water. Friends, do try these 3 easy, yummy Andhra special naivedayam recipes for festivals and offer to God.

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Chalimidi recipe, Vadapappu and Panakam


Chalimidi recipe, Vadappau and Panakam

Chalimidi recipe, Vadapappu and Panakam - 3 Andhra special Naivedaym recipes



Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
Chalimidi recipe
  • Idiyappam flour / Homemade processed rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • Powdered jaggery or powdered sugar – 1/4 cup ( I used organic brown sugar, so color is dark)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 1 tbsp or more as needed
Vadapappu recipe
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Water - to soak
Panakam Recipe
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 2 tbsp
  • Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Tulsi leaves - to garnish

METHOD

  1. To make Chalimidi, take the rice flour, jaggery, ghee, cardamom powder in a bowl.
  2. Mix  well. Add little water if needed and make a non-sticky ball. Pachi Chalimidi is ready.
  3. To make vadapappu, wash and soak moong dal in water for 1 hour. Drain the water completely and offer to God. 
  4. For panakam preparation, mix jaggery and other ingredients in water. Filter the water.
  5. Panakam is ready. Garnish with few tulsi leaves and offer to God on Ramanavami and other festivals.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES


  • How to make pachi chalimidi : Take store bought idiyappam/ appam flour in a bowl. Add powdered jaggery ( I used organic brown sugar/Naatu sakkarai, so its color is too dark), cardamom powder, ghee. Mix well. Add 1 to 2 tbsp. water. Mix well and make a smooth ball. Pachi chalimidi is ready. 

  • How to make vadapappu : In a bowl, take the moong dal. Wash and soak in enough water for an hour. Drain the water completely and take the soaked, wet moong dal. Offer to God.

  • How to make panakam: Take one cup of water. Add powdered jaggery, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and pepper powder. Mix well and strain it. Garnish with few Tulsi leaves. Panakam is ready to serve. Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of jaggery in chalimidi and panakam based on your taste.

3 easy and yummy Andhra special naivedyam recipes are ready !




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