Sunday, May 6


Paanagam is a cooling drink that is had during summers and my grandma used to tell that this was, in the olden served as welcome drink during a wedding ceremony called ‘samandham kalandhal’ which is when the families agree upon an alliance and step forward. It is very simple to make and quite refreshing.


1.       Jaggery – 1 cup
2.       Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
3.       Dry ginger powder – 1 tsp
4.       Lemon – 1
5.       Salt – 1 pinch
6.       Tulsi – 10-15 leaves
7.       Water – 1 litre


Step 1:  Dissolve jaggery in water and filter to remove debris in it.
Step 2:  Now add salt, cardamom powder, dry ginger powder, juice of a lemon, crushed tulsi leaves and mix well
Step 3: Refrigerate and serve chilled. Avoid adding ice cubes as it may dilute the taste.
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