Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Festive Lemonade (Panakam)

Panaka/Panakam I would call is a very festive drink which is extremely refreshing & delicious. The speciality lies in its simple blend of flavours using simple ingredients. It is a very soothing drink often offered in many festivals especially Rama Navami. Any pooja or rituals in any auspicious occasions is incomplete without this cooler.

Here is a very simple Panakam recipe which is extremely soothing & quick to make.

3cups of store bought lemonade
4cardamom pods (powder it fresh)
1/2 inch ginger grated
1/4cup water
1/4tsp saffron
a few rose petals(optional)


micrwave 1/4 cup water adding grated ginger, saffron & cardamom powder for 2mins till the taste of cardamom and ginger infuses in the water. Set aside for a few mins to cool and then strain the infused liquid.

Add this strained liquid in 3cups of store brough lemonade. Mix well and chill if needed. Serve it with garnished rose petals. This recipe is definetly an eye catching hit...

Try it and let me know your comments


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, came across your blog just today... I see that u r a new blogger.. Welcome!!! hoping to see many more interestic and authentic recipes from u in the days to come....

PS said...

Thanks ramya..Love your blog aswell

Laurie Constantino said...

Wow - cardamom, ginger, and saffron in lemondade - it sounds wonderful!