Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Panaka | Panakam | Panangam


"Panaka | Panakam | Panangam" is a sweet drink prepared on Sri Rama Navami festival. Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. This festival is celebrated on 9th day of Chaitra month according to Hindu calendar. 

 It is also a summer beverage made with jaggery, pepper, cardamom and lemon.



Ingredients

3 cups water
6 tsp Jaggery | Gur | Brown sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamon
Pinch of pepper powder (optional)
3 Lemons
1/4 tsp Ginger Powder

Method

  • In a pot, mix water, jaggery, cardamom, pepper powder, ginger and juice of 3 lemons. Stir until jaggery completely dissolves
  • Refrigerate for 1/2 hour and serve cold

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