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Recipe for Panakam

posted 18 Dec 2012, 08:59 by R A   [ updated 18 Dec 2012, 09:02 ]
Though we make this Paanakam for Srirama Navami or on Fridays, this is a great drink for summer. In south India this is given as an after food during Sumangali Prarthani along with Neer More and Sukku Vellam.

Lime juice 1 cup
Jaggery powdered well 3 cups
Dry ginger powder 2 tsp
Cardamom powder 2 tsp
Pepper powder 2 tsp (optional)

Heat jaggery with 2 cups of water to dissolve. Strain, boil to honey consistency. Add all powders, cool & add lime juice. Refrigerate. Dilute to required consistency, adding plain or ice water whenever required.

Add Pepper powder if and only if there is a slight cold and cough. Better to avoid it, if one need to relish and enjoy the taste of Panakam.