Panagam is ususally prepared during Rama Navami Day along with Neer Mor. Panagam is a cooling drink made with jaggery, lemon juice, cardamom and dry ginger (Chukku). Jaggery and lemon has cooling properties. Jaggery cools down our stomach when mixed with water. So it is a perfect cooling drink.
What our ancestors did always had a meaning. All the festive recipes match the season. Panagam is prepared in hot summer month April to cool down our body. My mother used to make panagam very well and I like the taste of it very well.
|Jaggery||– 1 cup (grated)|
|Water||– 6 glasses|
|Cardamom powder||– 1 tsp.|
|Chukku (Dry ginger powder)||– 1 tsp.|
|Lemon juice||– from 1 big lemon|
- Take water and mix jaggery in it.
- Filter it to remove any impurities.
- Add cardamom powder, chukku and lemon juice and mix well.
- Panagam is ready for neivedhyam.