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healthy and refreshing panakam (south Indian summer drink) with jaggery, water, lemon juice served in a copper tumbler
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Panakam Recipe | Panagam Recipe

Panakam is a tasty and healthy south Indian drink made with jaggery, pepper corns and lemon juice.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 159kcal


  • 3 cups water cold
  • 3/4 cup jaggery grated
  • 10 peppercorns black
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder sukku, sonth
  • tiny piece of edible camphor
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 10 tulsi leaves holy basil


  • First of all take 3 cups water in a bowl.
  • To that add 3/4 cup tightly packed grated jaggery. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes. Let it dissolve.
  • Once jaggery is dissolved filter it if needed.
  • Crush 12 black peppercorns and add to the jaggery water.
  • To that also add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder, a tiny bit of edible camphor. Mix very well.
  • Next add 10 tulsi leaves and juice of 1/2 lemon. Also add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Serve as required.



You can double or triple the recipe
Adjust the quantity of jaggery according to taste
This drink keeps well for a day in refrigerator.


Calories: 159kcal