This traditional cooler is quite popular during summers
Beat the heat during the summer season with Panaka or Panakam. It is a traditional Indian cooler, which is famous in South India. The drink has sweet, mildly tangy, and warm flavours. It is easy to prepare and specially prepared on the occasion of Ram Navami. It is served with spice buttermilk as well as a lentil salad on this occasion.
The drink is similar to lemonade but has different proportions. It has earthy flavours because of tulsi and has a fragrance of freshly ground cardamom. One of the main ingredients of this Panaka drink is jaggery.
Mostly ginger is added to the drink as it has a lot of health benefits. It is known to cleanse the body of toxins. Ginger also brings an earthy flavour to the Panaka drink while making it mildly hot.
It is also known as a nectarine drink. With such healthy ingredients, it is said that this drink touches the soul. Panaka drinks are much healthier and better than soft drinks. Here’s how you can prepare this drink at home and enjoy it with your friends as well as family.
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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