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April 14, 2013


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Panakam recipe

We make panagam for Rama navami and Tamil new year. Its a very flavourful , delicious  and a healthy drink. Its a mix of flavourful spices like cardamom , edible camphor , dry ginger powder and cloves sweetened with jaggery .  Neer mor is nothing but spiced buttermilk.. 

We make this on Rama navami and Tamil new year day and offer to god. I learnt both these recipes from my MIL. She prepares these drinks well in advance ( 2-3 hrs before drinking) so that all the flavours gets infused into the water and it will be very tasty while drinking.. So I too follow the same way and I make panakam at night for the next day consumption.. Neer more tastes the best when you make it at least two hours before drinking.. Keep it in refrigerator and serve chilled during summer !

 1 cup - 240ml
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Cloves – 1 or 2 nos
  • Dry ginger powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Edible camphor – A pinch
  • Tulsi leaves – few (optional)
  • Tamarind -  1 seed ( very small piece, soak & add the extract) OR Lemon juice - Few drops
  • Salt – A pinch

Panakam ingredients

  • Crush the cardamom with skin and cloves slightly and add them to a cup of water. Soak a small piece of tamarind and add the extract to the water. Instead of tamarind extract, you can add lemon juice.
  • Then add the powdered jaggery , salt , edible camphor , tulsi leaves and mix well. Let it stay for an hour. Then filter the water and drink..
Enjoy !
panakam - spoon


Neer mor 1

1 cup - 240ml
  • Curd / yoghurt – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1.5 – 2 cups
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chilli – 1 no (small, finely chopped)
  • Chopped Curry leaves – few
  • Chopped Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt – As needed
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / Asafetida – A big pinch
  • Whisk curd & water adding salt. Set aside..Now add the chopped curry leaves , coriander leaves.
  • Crush the ginger and green chilli . Add to buttermilk..Temper with mustard seeds and hing. Mix well and enjoy !

Neer mor

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Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting and inviting dear

Shobha said...

I love the neer mor

cookingwithsapana said...

Both drinks looks refreshing !

Prema said...

Both my fav,Loved the neer mor cup:)

Unknown said...

Wow! Delish and refreshing!! :)

Priya Suresh said...

love both panagam and neer moor..Fabulous drinks.

Swathi said...

Panagam and Neer mor looks delicious chitra.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Perfect summer coolers, Love the clicks esp the neer mor.

Raks said...

Very cute cups in the neer mor. Lovely cliks

Indian Khana said...

Both looks that cup ...lovely clicks

Unknown said...

wow..such a refreshing drink

divya said...

I am drooling!!! looks great... said...

Delicious drinks, looks tempting!

Chitz said...

Refreshing drink.. Love the cuppa in which neer mor is served :)

Nilu A said...

Wow! Both the drinks look super refreshing Chitra :-)

Unknown said...

I recently visited and it has complete details of Tamil Recipes with Various Category and transliteration.

Unknown said...

Fantastic and refreshing drink!!

nandoos kitchen said...

Always love neer moru and the cup looks very cute.

dewdrops said...

Hi Chitra,
Today being Rama Navami I made panakam. I omitted cloves.
It came out well thanks.

Chitra said...

Thank u so much for the feedback.u made my day great !

Hema said...

Healthy and refreshing for the summer..