Pankam / pankam is very traditional summer drink from south india . It is a aryuvedic energy drink witch sweetened naturally . Pankam is made with jaggery and some spices like dry ginger , black pepper corns and cardamom . According to aryuveda , pankam balancee three dosha ; vata , kapha and pitta during summer days . Pankam is offered to lord rama on ram navami .
Yield / Serves
grated or powdered jaggery half cup
dry ginger powder 1 tsp
black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
green cardamom powder 1 tsp
a pinch of salt
lemon juice 2 tsp
water 3 cup
2-3 basil leaves for garnishing
First take grated jaggery or jaggery powder in a big bowl .
Now add 3 cups of water into the jaggery and allow it to dissolve . Strain the liquid .
Now take straind liquid , add dry ginger powder into this . mix well .
Then add black pepper powder and cardamom powder . mix well .
Now add lemon juice and a pinch of salt into this . Mix well .
Now add some basil leaves into this . Panakam is ready . Pour into glasses and serve .
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