Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Shri Rama Navami with Paanakam


Happy Shri Rama Navami to one and all. Happy goodies eating.
I like spring time. It not only bring around new flowers and new colors, but also festivals one by one. In India, celebrating festivals was lot of fun. Decorating the house with muggu, flowers, mango leaves....here we don't get to do all that but atleast we get to make a few eatables we used to make back home.

Shri Rama Navami is celebrated with making paanakam offering to the God. Paanakam is a sweet and spicy offering. It made with jaggary water, with a pinch of elaichi powder (cardamom powder) and powdered black peppercorns.

Usually Paanakam is also offered in weddings, from the bride's side to the groom's side and also to the present relatives and friends. They also offer paanakam during God and Godess's wedding in the temples.

I like paanakam a lot and can drink glasses of it...:) Its a good thirst quencher in the summer.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Jaggary, grated or crushed
1 to 11/2 cup water
1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
1/4 tsp elaichi or cardamom powder

Method:

Add the crushed jaggary to the water and mix so that it melts. Add the pepper powder and elaichi powder and mix. Offer GOD and drink it up ;). Enjoy!!!



Prep time: 10 min



This is going to CWS - Cardamom Seeds hosted by Priya of  Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes .

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