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.