Panakam is a refreshingly cool drink. It is one of the most sought after Naivedyam during Sri Rama Navami in South India. This drink is similar to most of the ready-to-mix fruit juices available. Panakam is a natural alternative that is very easy to prepare. The recipe is as follows:
Ingredients for 1 serving:
Water 1 cup
Crushed green cardamom 2
Lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoon
Jaggery powder ¼ cup
Panakam Recipe Process:
Mix powdered jaggery with water. Set it aside for about twenty minutes.
Constantly stir jaggery and with. This allows the jaggery to evenly mix with water.
Remove all impurities by straining the mixture of jaggery and water.
To this jaggery solution, add a pinch of ginger powder, lemon juice and green cardamom. Stir the solution well for all the ingredients to mix well.
Panakam can be served in normal temperature or in cold temperature served with ice.