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.