Panakam is traditional drink which is made along with Kosambari and NEER MOR for Ram Navami that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama.
Panagaram is what we call this cooling drink in Virudhunagar,it is specially prepared during the month of April for Mariamman koil thiruvizha.People make this in large earthen pots and distribute to everyone for free .We add just 3 ingredients(tamarind,jaggery,lime) to make this , we don’t add dry ginger,pepper or edible camphor.Our version of panagaram /panakam is totally different from what others do.
Such a healthy and refreshing drink that rejuvenates our system especially during summer times.
PREPARATION TIME : 2 MINS
SOAKING TIME : 20 MINS
SERVES : 3
1/2 cup jaggery(soak in 1 1/2 cup water)
A small lemon sized tamarind(soak in 1 1/2 cup water)
Juice of half lemon
3 cups water
2 cardamom (optioanl)
Soak jaggery and tamarind in water for 20 mins.Strain and discard the residue,mix them together.Now add lemon juice and serve chilled.
Refreshing Pangaram is ready to serve now.