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panakam recipe

panakam or panagam is a cooling drink from the south indian cuisine and is especially made during ram navami.

5 from 3 votes
total time:
10minutes

panakam recipe with step by step photos – panakam is a cooling drink from the south indian cuisine and is especially made during ram navami. its also made as a cooling drink to beat the heat during summers.

panakam recipe

panakam is also known as panagam or panaka. preparing panakam is super easy and made with lemon juice, jaggery, ginger powder, cardamom powder and black pepper. you can always alter the amount of water, lemon juice and the spice powders that go into it, as per your requirements.

you can chill the drink in the fridge if serving to your family or friends. if preparing for ram navami or for any festival, then you can add some tulsi leaves (holy basil leaves) in the panakam. during ram navami, panakam along with kosambari and neer mor is offered to lord rama.

cooling beverages like panakam are far more healthier and better than soft drinks. do try this healthy and cooling drink in summers and you are going to like it.

if you are looking for more healthy indian summer drinks then do check:

panakam recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
panakam or panagam is a cooling drink from the south indian cuisine and is especially made during ram navami.
panakam recipe
Course:beverages & drinks
Cuisine:andhra,karnataka,south indian,tamil nadu
Servings:3

INGREDIENTS FOR panakam recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • ½ cup chopped jaggery
  • 2 cups water or add as required
  • ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth)
  • teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • ⅓ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of edible camphor, - OPTIONAL
  • few tulsi or holy basil leaves - OPTIONAL
  • few ice cubes - OPTIONAL

HOW TO MAKE panakam recipe

  • in a bowl, take ½ cup chopped jaggery and 2 cups water. you can add water as required.
  • mix very well and let the jaggery soak in water for 30 to 40 minutes till all of it is dissolved. if there are impurities in the jaggery syrup, then filter the solution.
  • add 2 tablespoons lemon juice or juice of 1 medium sized lemon.
  • next add ¼ teaspoon ginger powder, ⅓ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper powder and a pinch of salt.
  • yo can also add a pinch of edible camphor. if offering panakam to deities then you can add edible camphor. edible camphor is optional and can be skipped.
  • mix very well.
  • offer panakam to the deities. if offering to the deities, then you can add a few holy basil leaves (tulsi leaves) in the panakam. if serving to your family and friends, you can refrigerate or add some ice cubes in the panakam.
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how to make panakam recipe

1. in a bowl, take ½ cup chopped jaggery and 2 cups water. you can add water as required.

jaggery to make panakam recipe

2. mix very well and let the jaggery soak in water for 30 to 40 minutes or till all of it is dissolved. if there are impurities in the jaggery syrup, then filter the solution.

jaggery to make panakam recipe

3. then add 2 tablespoons lemon juice or juice of 1 medium sized lemon.

lemon to make panakam recipe

4. next add ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth).

saunth to make panakam recipe

5. then add ⅓ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making panakam recipe

6. add a pinch of edible camphor. if offering panakam to deities then you can add edible camphor. edible camphor is optional and can be skipped.

making panaka recipe

7. then add ⅛ teaspoon black pepper powder.

making panagam recipe

8. add a pinch of salt.

panagam recipe

9. mix very well.

panagam recipe

10. offer panakam to the deities. while offering to the deities, you can add a few holy basil leaves (tulsi leaves) in the panakam. if serving to your family and friends, you can refrigerate or add some ice cubes in the panakam.

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