Bellada Panak [ Ramnavmi Prasadam ]

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This is a kind of juice/sharbat where jaggery/mollasses (Bella in Kannada) is the sweetening ingredient replacing sugar. We call it Bellada Panaka in Kannada. You can make this with no fuss within 10 minutes. And this is the favorite of my younger son.

What you need to have:

1. Water – 2 cups

2. Jaggery/Mollasses – 1/4 cup

3. Lemon juice – 2 Teaspoons

4. Pepper powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Cardamom powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

6. Dry ginger powder – 1/8 Teaspoon(optional)

picture-206 Ingredients of Bellada Panak

What you do with what you have:

1. Pour 2 cups of water in a bowl.

2. Crush jaggery fine and keep it  aside. Powder pepper fine. Peal cardamom and powder it as well.

3. Mix powdered jaggery into the bowl of water from step 1 and stir well till it dissolves completely and heat it till it boils.  Strain it on a clean cloth to get rid of any impurities in it.

4. Add pepper and cardamom powder to the jaggery solution from step-2 and squeeze the lemon juice to it. The Jaggery panak is ready to serve.

picture-2091 Both Panak & Kosambiri in a plate

How long it takes: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 2-3

Good to know:   1. The reason to boil jaggery is to get rid of the raw smell and to get a pleasant aroma of the real jaggery!!!

 

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3 thoughts on “Bellada Panak [ Ramnavmi Prasadam ]

    […] After the pooja the typical prasad offered to the lord is the Mavinkai Pachadi (raw mango) and the Jaggery Panaka. I am putting both of them […]

    suparna said:
    April 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Prathiba,
    Yummy panak, I used to hate it when I was a kid 🙂 I’ve developed a liking for it over a couple of years what I like abt this is its peppery taste as it goes down the throat. good one again, neat snaps.
    TC

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Suparna,

    Thanx for your comments.

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