Panagaram / Panakam Recipe

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.





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.

One thought on “Panagaram / Panakam Recipe

  1. With Rama Navami around the corner, Panakam is on my mind all the time. šŸ™‚ Actually, I make it often during summer because I love its taste.


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