32 BUTTERMILK AND PAANAKAM

Spiced Buttermilk( Neer Mor) and Paanaka and Kosambari for Ramanavami.

These 2 drinks and the salad are usually made on Ramanavami and served as prasadam. They are also a perfect summer refreshing drink( best thirst quenchers).
Check my friend Gayathri's Devotional blog for more details about this festival.

Last year had posted the steps to make Paanakam here. But posting it again for now.


Jaggery - 1/2 cup grated or crushed
Lime/Lemon - juice of 1 or 2 small
Water - 3 cups
Dry Ginger- powdered - 1/4 inch
Cardamom powder - a pinch or 2
Salt - a pinch

Dissolve jaggery in water and strain. To it add dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, salt and lime juice. Mix well and serve chill. Increase the amount of jaggery if you need more sweetness.


Spiced Butter milk
Curd/Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 - 3 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp or as needed
Green chillies - 3 slit
Ginger - 1/4 inch crushed
Curry leaves - 3 or 4
Coriander leaves - 3 small piece
Cumin powder - crushed coarsely - 1/4 tsp


Beat curd with a cup of water in a mixer or churner until you get a nice froth on top. Add salt and remaining water. Also add the remaining ingredients. Store in a clay pot ( if you have) or keep in a refridgerator and serve chilled.
Can also temper the butter milk with a teaspoon of oil. To it add few mustard seeds, a pinch of hing and the remaining ingredients and pour . Can strain and serve or as it is. As a variation instead of green chillies use jalapenos. It tastes good.
For cucumber kosambari. Check the link here.



32 comments/Reactions:

Panchpakwan said...

Wow Buttermilk looks so creamy & very refeshing..
Panka looks healthy and delicious..
Happy Ramnavami.

J said...

Both the drinks look good!

Happy Ramanavmi.
Cheers

Siddhi S said...

hey happy ram navami...both the drinks looks very invitng...panakam looks so divine...thnx for sharing

nivedita said...

Hi Padma
Very refreshing and cool drinks.
Thanks for sharing.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Came here from panchpakwan. Saw the macaroni pakoda and thats brand new. Stopped by to say hi! My world, you certainly have plenty of recipes. I am a new wave blogger who is inspired by trail blazers like you.

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and refreshing drinks..Loved both...yummy yumm

Priya said...

Happy Ramanavami Padma, excellent neivedayam..

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy:-)

Madhuri said...

Happy Ramnavami Padma. Nevidyam looks perfect.

Gita said...

Happy Ramanavami Padma...everything looks lovely and divine :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Perfect drinks for a spring day like today...

Padma said...

Thanks Jyoti, Jyothi, Siddhi, Nivedita, Cool Lassie, Sarah, Priya, Nithu, Madhuri, Gita, Sadhana and Muskaan for your comments :)
@ Cool Lassie thanks for dropping by. Keep visiting :)

RV said...

Hope you had a gala celebration and feast on ramnavami, these drinks look absolutely refreshing

ruchikacooks said...

Happy Sri rama Navami!

Parita said...

I love spiced buttermilk, its my favorite!
Happy Ram Navani to you and your family!

sangi said...

Happy Ramanavami Padma dear.
...am going 2 try paanakam..tnx 4 sharing

Rekha shoban said...

Happy ramanavami padma and nice drinks.

Abhilash said...

I have never seen a paanakam before. Jaggery and lime... I think to try this combination. This drink is really interesting and worth a try.

Valarmathi said...

Refreshing and yummy drinks.

Tina said...

Both looks delicious...

Sara's Corner said...

Both looks refreshing. Do collect your award from my blog.

Suparna said...

hey padma,
happy celebrations to u ...
great quenchers for the season :) thanks

Nandini said...

Very refreshing and cool drinks! The weather's hot!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice refreshing drinks...

PriyaVaasu said...

Refreshing Neer More and Panakam.

Kalai said...

Interesting refrehment's Padma!

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice lovely drinks...I wanted recipe of true Butter Milk...Good One

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

refreshing drinks..perfect post for this climate.. :) snap is really good padma..

Sashi said...

refreshing butter milk, heavenly for summer.

Gulmohar said...

Excellent drinks..spiced buttermilk is an all time fav ,nostalgic drink :-)

my kitchen said...

Refreshing drinks,both r looking really yummy

lissie said...

Two healthy and refreshing drinks!Paanakam is new to me...would like to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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