Panagam – Panakam – Rama Navami Recipes

April 3, 2017 DrinksSummer Special  2 comments

Panagam or Panakam is a traditional drink made especially on Rama Navami. It is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. As Rama Navami falls on the 5th of April, thought of posting this traditional recipe. This is a child hood favourite. My grandma used to make this for her daily pooja as a prasad, especially during summer time. It is a perfect thirst quencher too. The addition of cardamom and ginger powder gives a divine taste to it.

Now to the recipe…


Panagam My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- NIL ] 

Panagam Ingredients:

  • Jaggery – 1/4 cup (crushed)
  • Lemon – 1/2 or 1 small
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Cardamom powder – a generous pinch
  • Dry ginger powder – a pinch


Panagam My Magic Pan



  • Crush jaggery and soak it in water. To this add water and lemon juice. Mix well so that the jaggery gets dissolved well.

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  • To this add cardamom powder and dry ginger powder. Mix well and strain it with the help of a strainer to remove the impurities of jaggery.

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Thats it!! Refreshing and healthy Panagam is ready!

Refrigerate for a while if u wish and serve chilled!!


Panagam My Magic Pan



  1. Adjust jaggery according the sourness of the lemon juice.
  2. The colour of Panagam depends upon the jaggery u use.
  3. U can refrigerate it or use cold water to make it.
  4. U can add a few basil (tulasi) leaves too.


Panagam My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

2 comments to Panagam – Panakam – Rama Navami Recipes

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    I have never had this drink before, but I bet it must have tasted awesome.

  • Hema  says:

    Perfect coolant for the hot weather here now..

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