As a continuation to yesterday's post, I present another drink that is traditionally made on Rama Navami at my place. Panakam. During all my growing up years, I must say I preferred this drink over Neer Mor. Today, I think I've moved from sweet to savoury. I wonder if it is me or my waistline.
1/4 cup Jaggery
2 cups Water
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
Dissolve the jaggery in a little water. Strain this mixture. Add the remaining water, ginger powder and cardamom powder. Serve chilled.
As a variation, you could add the freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime. A friend of mine brought me some panakam around 4-5 years ago. That was when I was introduced to the "lime juice in panakam" concept. Last year, I made two batches of panakam, one with lime juice and one without. I loved both.