Senaga Pappu Payasam for Janmashtami!

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Finally got around posting this Payasam, which was prepared for Janmashtami. I couldn’t prepare everything that’s normally prepared this day. I managed to prepare only Senaga pappu Payasam or Parupu Payasam. We even got the boys walk dipped in the rice flour to imprint the Lord Krishna’s feet. Normally Amma makes with her fist, but in the hurry I forgot to make those imprints too. Only my daughter’s feet looks clear. Amma adds Jaggary to the rice flour, not only for making it sticky but also as food for Ants!. You can see that the second ones have many ants!.

Not up to the mark for a lengthy pre – recipe musings, even though I did have many things to recollect!

Ingredients Needed:

Bengal Gram (Senega Pappu) – 1 cup
Sujji / Rava – 2 tbsp
Jaggary – 1 cup


Cashew Nuts
Fresh grated Coconut (Opt)
Sonti (Dry Ginger) powder (optional)
Cardamom powder (optional)

Method to prepare:

Pressure cook the bengal gram till its cooked.
Melt jaggary and remove if any dirt. In an separate pan, boil water and cook rava till its cooked. Then add rava and jaggary to the Bengal gram and pressure cook again.
Finally garnish with roasted cashew nuts. Grated coconut also can be added of preferred.
Sending this to The Yum blog for their Event on Janmashtami.

Senaga Pappu Payasam for Janmashtami!

Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
Occasion Krishna Jayanthi
Author Srivalli
Tried this recipe?Mention @cooking4all or tag #cooking4all!

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  1. Nice Senega Pappu payasam Sri, and I can faintly see those feet impressions….looks like you had a great time doing it, but I somehow missed this event, feeling sad

  2. Jeena, thanks..

    easycrafts, pls do try it out and let me know

    Asha, great to know this name

    Roopa, yes thats what I felt when my athamma said.

    Sirisha, thanks 🙂

    Padma. hha…I know those are not clear…forgot to take another round..

    musical, thanks!

    bee., you can add milk if you want but not really required!

  3. lakshmi, thats sonti. The powdered dry ginger smells great

    Viji, thanks, was not able to do everything I planned, somehow it went well.

    Nags, good to know that…anyway this is just another way for us to know new things

    Lathamma, thank you…will get amma make it and will post it later

    starry nights, thats very sweet of you..

    Sharmi, thanks …do let me know

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