Ginger powder and jaggery is a match made in heaven. Not only do the two flavours complement each other, the duo is also effective in solving several problems for us! It is a magic potion that helps warm our spirits in extreme cold weather, and is inevitably carried by most mountaineers to keep up their strengths in harsh mountain terrain. It is also very effective in improving digestion and curing stomach ache. You can either combine dry ginger powder and jaggery in 1:2 proportions and have it as such (like a goli), or mix 1 tbsp ginger juice and 2 tbsp jaggery in water and drink it up. This also helps in activating essential digestive enzymes.
1 cup jaggery powdered
4 cups water
3 to 4 pods cardamom , powdered
2 tsps ginger grated dried
Chia seeds (optional)
Dissolve the powdered jaggery in the water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes so any impurities in the jaggery will settle down. Decant or strain the jaggery solution through a fine-meshed strainer. Add the cardamom, dried ginger and lime juice and mix well.
Taste and make adjustments till you feel it tastes like you like it. Traditionally though, since all food made at home during festivities is offered to God before it is distributed we never taste any food that we cook before ritual offering.
Pour into glasses and serve. Chill before serving if you prefer. Double or triple the recipe for a larger batch of Paanakam.
For garnish add chia seeds (optional)
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