Thursday, 22 March 2018

Panagam/Panaka





Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama. Panagam is a cooling drink made on the festival of  Rama Navami and offered to Lord Rama. Panagam/Panakam/Panaka is also served as a welcome drink in many religious functions. We used to gulp down glasses of panaka as kids especially during summer when the temperatures soar.

Ingredients :

2 cups water
½ cup jaggery (grated or powdered)
½ teaspoon dry ginger powder
¼ teaspoon elaichi/cardamom powder
Juice of 1 lemon squeezed

Method :

Completely dissolve the jaggery with water and filter to remove impurities if any. Then add lemon juice. Cardamom powder and dry ginger powder.

This drink is usually served at room temperature. But you could serve it cold, if required.