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Ram Navami Special: How To Prepare Panakam, A Special Cooling Drink From South Indian Cuisine

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Ram Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. In 2022, Chaitra Ram Navami celebrated during the summer season (March-April) falls on 10 April.

On this auspicious day, many types of naivedyam or prasada are offered to Lord Rama, including Panakam. It is a traditional South Indian cooling drink made with ingredients like jaggery and cardamom. The beverage is offered to the lord as a 'prasad' and is also distributed among the devotees.

The drink helps beat the summer heat and is super easy to prepare. Here's how you can prepare the beverage at your home.

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How To Prepare Panakam

Panakam Recipe For Ram Navami
Panakam Recipe For Ram Navami
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
Total Time
30 Mins

Recipe By: Boldsky

Recipe Type: Beverages

Serves: 2

    • One-third cup of jaggery, chopped.
    • One and one-third cups of water. You can increase the amount if required.
    • One-fourth teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also known as saunth.
    • A pinch of black pepper powder.
    • One-third teaspoon of cardamom powder.
    • Salt to taste.
    • A medium-sized lemon, juiced.
    • A few tulsi leaves for topping (optional).
    • Ice cubes (optional).
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How to Prepare
    • In a big bowl, add jaggery and water and mix them well.
    • Allow the jaggery to soak in the water for around 30-40 minutes.
    • Filter the jaggery syrup for any impurities.
    • Add lemon juice, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, black pepper and salt
    • Mix well.
    • Pour in a glass with some ice cubes (if desired) and top with a few tulsi leaves.
  • You can add edible camphor to enhance the taste of the beverage.
Nutritional Information
  • People - 2
  • Calories - 288
  • Fat - 2 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Carbohydrates - 70 g
  • Fiber - 2 g

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