December 24, 2011


Panagam (sweetened drink made with jaggery) is a simple yet healthy drink. A handful of grated jaggery in water goes a long way in quenching thirst especially during hot summer days. 

This delicious drink is usually prepared during Tamil New Year & Sri Rama Navami along with neer-moru (spiced buttermilk). This no-glitz inexpensive drink definitely has all potential to outshine any kind of soda / costly drinks in the market.

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 20 mins
Cook time - NA
Serves - 2


Grated Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Dry ginger powder - 3-5 pinches
Cardamom powder - 3-5 pinches
Lemon juice - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch

Dissolve jaggery completely in water. Then, filter it to remove all impurities. Add dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, salt & lemon juice. Stir well and serve cold.

- Check out the other Shri Rama Navami specials here.

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