Paanagam is a drink that is made on Raama navami aand thaipoosam. Thaipoosam is the festiveal celebrated for Lord Muruga by Hindus. We offer paanagam and thattaipayaru sundal (Cow peas) to Lord Muruga. Paanagam reduces body heat and prevents us from chicken pox and other heat related diseases during summer.
Jaggery – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Cumin seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
Chukku (Dried ginger ) powder – 1/2 tsp
- Mix jaggery and water and heat it.
- Allow the jaggery to dissolve completely in water.
- Now turn off the flame and strain it to remove the dust particles.
- Now add the cumin seed powder and dry ginger powder.
- It is ready to serve.
Note: The quantity of water vary slightly depending on the quality of jaggery.