Panaka or panakam recipe – Rama Navami recipes

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.



  • Water - 4 cups
  • Grated jaggery - 1 cup
  • Lemons - 2 nos
  • Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take a bowl. Add 4 cups of water

Step 2

Add grated jaggery, lemon juice, pepper powder, cardamom powder, and grated ginger and mix well.

Step 3

Set aside for 1 to 2 hours

Step 4

Strain the panaka with a strainer and serve chilled. IMG_0322


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