Feel fresh with a glass of Panakam, a summer drink from South India

India has a diverse culture with thousands of different foods and drink items.

Panakam or Panaka as its called in Kannada is a refreshing drink from South India.

It is a simple concoction that keeps the body feeling cool and refreshed in the hot Indian summer.

Here is how to make Panakam at home.

To make four glasses, you will need around 150 grams of jaggery, water, 3-4 lemons, and some dry ginger powder.

Soak jaggery in the water until it dissolves completely. Now strain the solution and add lemon and ginger.

Serve it cold. You can substitute the lemon juice with tamarind.

Jaggery is a major source of iron and is good for digestion and health.

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