Oct 14, 2008

Panakam

This is a traditional drink we make as neivedhyam on the last day of Navarathri. here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Jaggery - 1 cup
  2. Water - 3 cups
  3. Chukku (dry ginger) - 1 tsp
  4. Cardamom - 1
  5. Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Mix jaggery in water and keep it aside for 10 to 20 mts and let the jaggery melt. Drain it after its fully mixed and add chukku, cardamom and lemon juice and mix it well. Enjoy

I am sending this entry to FIC - Brown hosted by Sunshinemom. Thanks Shama for letting me know about this event.

13 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love to taste it.......u can send this to FIC -Brown event

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai vidhya have a look to this link http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2008/10/food-in-colours-october.html

Ramya said...

Wow! I never knew abt this... must be healthy one too rite???? can u tell me abt its values?

Radhika said...

hi

They used to serve this drink during festivals in Amman temples during summer season. It brings down our body heat and helps in preventing chicken pox during those summers. Thanks for sharing this wonderful drink. I was planning to do this the FIC: Brown event and you beat me to it.

Sireesha said...

We too make panakam as naivedyam at festivals..

Usha said...

Oh yum..good one...we make this too for neivedyam :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I have had this before but never have tried this, thanks for sharing Vidhya...

srikars kitchen said...

We too make panakam as naivedyam at festivals..

something is waiting for u at my blog..

Priti said...

Thats a gud one..thanks for sharing the recipe...its something like ppl drink during cold/flu too rite?

Vidhya said...

Thanks guys for the comments and Thanks Radhika for explaining the facts about this drink.

I am not sure Priti, whether people like to drink this when they have cold or flu cos it won't be hot. This drink should be made with plain water and not with warm or hot water.

sunshinemom said...

Vidhya, thanks for participating. We generally make it for Rama Navami, and I like it very much - the flavor of chukku is something I just can't get over!

viji said...

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LG said...

You reminded me of Ramanavi dear..we make this on that occassion. It is really looking nice. Will try it soon.