1/4 Kg Jaggery (Gud)
50 grams Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)
50 grams Dry Ginger (Sunth)
1 litre Water (Paani)
Panak also known as Panakam is a delicious drink prepared with Black Pepper, Dry Ginger and Jaggery.
Panak is a healthy drink and is normally served with assorted fruits, poha and chana in temples in Karnataka.
I have very fond memories of this drink. As a kid, I would look forward to drinking panak prepared in the temple at my native place, Bantwal which would be offered to Lord Venkataramana or Venkateswara and then distributed amongst the devotees as prasad. Along with it, there would also be seasonal fruits, spicy poha and a stir fry prepared with brown chana and sweet potato. It used to be like a meal in itself. Sometimes, the simplest of dishes or drinks give you maximum pleasure. This is indeed one such drink. In order to relive those memories, I am sharing this post today.
So, let us see how to prepare this delicious Panak or Panakam.
Firstly, you will require, jaggery (gud), black pepper (kali mirch) and dry ginger (sunth).
Take the dry ginger (sunth) and pound it with a mortar and pestle. This will help in grinding the dry ginger (sunth) finely.
This is how the pounded dry ginger (sunth) will look.
Now, grind black pepper (kali mirch) and the pounded dry ginger (sunth).
Grind it to a fine powder. Add only the required amount and store the rest in an air tight container for future use.
Scrape the jaggery (gud).
Add the powdered black pepper (kali mirch) and dry ginger powder (sunth) as per taste. Do not add the entire ground powder.
Add water (paani). Use boiled water (paani) as you are not going to cook it. If the jaggery (gud) has any impurities, add water (paani) to the jaggery (gud) first, after it dissolves completely, strain it to remove the impurities and then add the black pepper (kali mirch) and dry ginger (sunth) powder.
Once the jaggery (gud) dissolves completely, you may drink it at room temperature or may refrigerate it. You may also allow it to rest for an hour as it enhances the taste. Your delicious panak is ready.
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Pound 50 grams dry ginger (sunth) with a mortar and pestle. Take 50 grams black pepper (kali mirch) and the 50 grams pounded dry ginger (sunth) and grind to a fine powder. Take 2 tbsp of this powder to prepare this drink and store the rest in an air tight container.
Scrape 1/4 kg jaggery (gud), add 2 tbsp of dry ginger (sunth) and black pepper (kali mirch) powder and then add 1 litre boiled water (paani). Stir properly and after the jaggery (gud) melts completely, allow it to rest for an hour. You may serve it chilled or at room temperature.