23 January, 2021

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Prasadam Tech Solutions

Haven’t heard of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)? They laid down the guidelines for prepa­ring Tirumala Tirupati temple’s laddus as well as Palani’s panchamritam. Now, the government agency has been approached by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) to help improve the prasadam sold at Sabarimala Ayyappan temple in Kerala. CFTRI officials will visit the hill shrine and train the temple staff to prepare the improved prasa­dam for the next pilgrim season. TDB president A. Padmakumar reportedly said the Sabarimala appam, a hard, sweet ball made of rice, banana and ghee would be made softer and swee­ter, while the aravana pudding made from jaggery would become less thick and contain less jaggery.  No change in the prices is planned.

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