Panaka or panakam recipe – Rama Navami recipes

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Panaka is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from water,lemon and jaggery and flavored with ginger, pepper and cardamom powder. It is a very traditional and simple drink which not only helps to quench the thirst but also helps cool the system.

Kuzhi paniyaram recipe

kuzhi

A south indian snack made by idli-dosa batter and spiced with onions and green chillies.

Onion or kanda poha (Avalakki) recipe

poha

Flattened or beaten rice is used to prepare snacks or light food and with spices, chillies, onions and peas added to it makes up for an ideal and nutritious breakfast. This dish is very popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Rasam powder recipe

rasam

Rasam powder is a south indian preparation used for making various types of rasams. It is very easy to make and can be stored for upto 2 months. Home made rasam powder is always full of flavor and less expensive too and can be used as and when required.

Idli-dosa milagai podi or molaga podi or chutney powder recipe

idli dosa molaga podi

Idli dosa molaga podi is a spicy side dish for idlis and dosas. It is very easy to make and can be stored for 2-3 months. Idli dosa milagai podi is traditionally prepared in South Indian homes and served as an accompaniment for idlis and dosas.

Bele Saaru (Rasam) recipe

Bele saaru

Bele saaru or rasam is a very easy to cook and popular dish in South India and it is best served with rice. Bele saaru is a traditional South Indian dish which is made from tamarind juice, tomatoes and tamarind. During rainy seasons, it can be had as a hearty soup.

Aamras recipe

aamras

Aamras is a very popular and delicious dessert made with mangoes, sugar and milk. It is a good accompaniment for puris and parathas. Aamras is a famous dessert in Rajasthani cuisine and Maharashtra and Gujarat homes, especially during festivities.

Majjige huli or South Indian Kadhi

Majjige huli

A traditional dish of Karnataka made of vegetables, curd and coconut. It is prepared on festivals and special occasions.

Chana dal vada recipe

Ambode

Chana dal vada is a South Indian snack prepared from split bengal gram or chana dal and mixed with spices. It is also called as ambode in Kannada or paruppu vada in Tamil. Ambode  is one of the main side dishes prepared during festivals and other special occasions in Karnataka.   It is a type of  fried lentil balls flavoured with coconut, curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida.

Baby corn masala curry

curry

A spicy and tasty dish made with baby corn pieces and spices cooked in a masala gravy