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April 12, 2011


Yesterday was Ramnavmi and I drew this kolam.

Paanagam & Nei Paayasam

Ram Navami, is celebrated through out the nation today.  I made these two neivedhyams and sharing the prasad with you all.



Ingredients :-

Water     - 1 tumbler
Jaggery   - 1 1/2 tbsp
Dry Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 pinch
Cardamom powder - less than 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp

Procedure :-

  • Dissolve Jaggery in water and filter it. 
  • To this filtered jaggery water, add rest of the ingredients. 
  • Mix well and keep it aside for half-an-hour. Panagam is ready. 
  • This drink is very refreshing and good for digestion.


Nei Paayasam

a special payasam made on special festive occassions

Nei payasam

Ingredients :-

  1. Rice - 1 Cup
  2. Jaggery - 1 Cup
  3. Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Ghee - 4-5 Tbsp
  5. Dry Ginger Powder - 2 pinches (Optional)

Procedure :-
  • Cook the rice till it is really soft & mash it slightly. 
  • Dissolve jaggery by adding little water, filter and pour it on a thick bottomed pan. 
  • When it starts boiling, add the cooked rice, keep stirring till its slightly thicker in consistency. 
  • Add the Cardamom Powder, Ghee and stir for two to three minutes. 
  • Nei Payasam is ready. 

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