Panagam / Panakam
India and Hinduism is well known for its gods and festivals. Rama is the primary god of Hinduism and he is the main god of Ramayana.
Ramanavami is the birth day of Rama, which is celebrated according to the birth star of Rama during the month of ‘Panguni’ the tamil month, which is from mid of March to mid of April. This Panguni is the month before high summer, so it is usually dry and very hot. During this celebration many food items are offered to god Rama, which are helpful in cooling the body and good for the summer heat.
During Ramanavami the important recipes offered are
Panagam
Neer Mor
Vada Pappu

Panagam / Panakam

Now let us see how to make them.

Panagam/Panakam Ingredients:
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Lime - 1/2
Dry Ginger (Sukku ) - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 3 cup


Method
Powder the jaggery. Add water to the jaggery and stir.
Panagam/Panakam

 When it dissolves add sukku powder, cardamom powder and lime juice.
Panagam/Panakam

 Mix well and offer to god.

Panagam / Panakam

Note:
you can add pinch of edible camphor also.
You can add the skin of cardamom for extra flavour.

Panagam / Panakam



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