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Vadapappu (వడపప్పు)

Vadapappu
Ethereal Vadapappu

With only one ingredient, this has to be the easiest neivedyam one could prepare on a festival day. A Sri Rama Navami original classic, rehydrated yellow moong dal is a delight and goes by a special name Vadapappu.

The surprising good taste comes from the simplicity of the preparation. No cooking involved. No spices, no oil and not even salt or sugar. Just soak the moong dal in water overnight. Half cup would be enough for two people. Drain. Rinse once, and consume. The taste will be extra good when prepared with split moong dal. Follow the same principle. Soak overnight, rinse the dal in several changes of water to remove the green coverings. Like mini yellow roses peeking from a rose bush, the revealed moong dal in pale yellow color will take the breath away with simple beauty.

Vadapappu may look innocent and inconspicuous but it’s a protein powerhouse, easily digestible, and nourishing to human body.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Amma & Authentic Andhra, Naivedyam(Festival Sweets), Moong Dal (Split), Moong Dal (Washed), Traditions (Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 7:48 pm- permalink)

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10 comments for Vadapappu (వడపప్పు) »

  1. Hello Indira,

    Is this Moong Dal or Channa Dal? Back in August, 2007 I was beginning new changes in my eating patterns. One of the first things I made was channa dal, as it was called on the package. After soaking, I was taken in by its sweet crunch and golden maize color, my favorite. I got so excited - or was I just hungry for some good food :) - that I combined a few things I had bought at the market and came up with an out of this world salad. It became my first post, here http://nrgee.blogspot.com/2007/08/this-was-first-creation-i-made.html Not only did I make a salad, but also found eating a bowl of this was deliciously satisfying. Thank you for reminding us of the beauty of simple foods.

    I am having lots of fun coming up with new ideas with the different foods available to me in Taiwan.

    I enjoy reading your posts and commend you and your team on the Feeding a Hungry Child Project.

    Nora

    Comment by Nora — April 15, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

  2. Hi Nora,

    This is moong dal. Please click on the link I have added to yellow moong dal for a close up image.

    I just read your post. What a wonderful and nutritious salad that you have created with chana dal. Looks so good too. I’ve bookmarked to try.

    We call this type of raw salads with fresh ingredients Kosambari. Influenced by Taiwan/Chinese ingredients that I get here in Seattle, recently I came up with Chestnut Kosambari. Check it out and I think you’d like it.

    Thank you for your lovely comment and also for your good words about the FAHC.

    Comment by Indira — April 15, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

  3. Amazing simplicity.

    Comment by evolvingtastes — April 15, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  4. Simply beautiful, Indira!

    Comment by Linda — April 16, 2008 @ 4:41 am

  5. Very nice post, Indira. Hope ‘Paanakam’ is next:-)

    Comment by Madhuri.A — April 16, 2008 @ 11:00 am

  6. I agree, about the simplicity part.:) Thanks ET and Linda.

    Paanakam antaa taagesam Madhuri.:) May be next year or during summer.

    Comment by Indira — April 16, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  7. What a great idea. Thanks!

    Comment by Arundathi — April 19, 2008 @ 11:47 am

  8. very nice

    Comment by Madhavi-Anu — March 26, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  9. nice information..

    Comment by website development — March 9, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

  10. Very nice post, Indira. Hope ‘Paanakam’ is next:-)

    Comment by Ac Repair jaipur — March 10, 2018 @ 2:21 am

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