Paanagam Recipe


Yields:  1 Cup or 1 Glass
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Dissolving Time of Jaggery: 10 to 15 Minutes

PROPORTIONS
Jaggery to Water = 1:4
This is a basic ratio, and depends mostly on the sweetness of the brand of jaggery.

INGREDIENTS
Jaggery – 1/4 cup
Water – 1 cup
Elaichi or Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Dry Ginger Powder or Dry Ginger Piece (Chukku) – 1 tsp (If using piece, should be mashed and yield should be about 1 tsp)
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

PROCEDURE

  1. Put the jaggery in the water and allow to dissolve for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Once the jaggery pieces soften in the water, stir well to completely dissolve in the water.
  3. Add the mashed dry ginger or the dry ginger powder and the cardamom powder and stir well.
  4. Lastly, stir in the lemon juice.
  5. Offer as neivedhyam and serve chill or at room temperature.

TIPS

  • You can also powder the jaggery or mash it into smaller pieces to quicken the dissolving time.

INTERESTING INFORMATION

  • This drink is a good tonic as it is very good for the digestive system and drinking it regularly, at least once a week helps to regulate the digestive system.
  • This drink is prepared on Rama Navami along with other dishes.
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