Friday, January 04, 2013


I take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you @ and . I am Kasthuri priyadarshini and you can get in touch with me at I chanced upon this competition for a recipe on ginger and it got me a bit excited, being an amateur blogger.The recipe I am submitting is orthodoxically unorthodox.  Orthodox in the sense, it is usually known to be served as naivedhyam. Unorthodox as in, not what one would expect for a contest.

Let me introduce my recipe to you. It is a drink called Paanagam which is made with dry ginger (sukku) and Jaggery  It is a tasty, yet a healthy drink. Jaggery is a rich source of iron and sukku is known to act as a medicine to cure cough and cold. Upon regular intake it helps in maintaining the digestive system. As a whole, this drink is an excellent coolant hence, a perfect drink for Chennai's hot summer. Voila here is how it is done!!!

¼ cup
1 cup
Dry ginger (sukku) powder
1 tsp
Cardamom powder
 ½ tsp
Lemon juice
2 tsp


  • Grate Jaggery. Dissolve it in water and filter it.
  • To it add sukku powder, cardamom powder and lemon juice. Mix well and let it stand for 30 minutes.
  • Once again filter it and serve chilled.


You can add few saffron strands, a pinch of edible camphor and even a pinch of salt.


  1. Amazing!!!! so authentic and so delicious!!! love this refreshing drink!! Thanks for sending this yummy ginger recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...
    Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

  2. Thank you so much. thanks for the opportunity.