Summer cool drinks panakam neer mor

These two cool drinks are offered as naivedyam for Sri Rama Navamai.  Very thoughtful of our elders because this festival is celebrated in summer.

They can also be very traditional home made cool drinks and hence may be healthy because we use dry ginger, jaggery and cut raw vegetables.  

Panak or panagam recipe 

Take fresh grated jaggery.Add water and dissolve the jaggery


Filter the solution to remove dirt , if any. Add dry ginger powder ( sukku podi in Tamil ) and stir well
Add cardamom powderSqueeze lemon juice - two one medium sized lemons


Stir well and store in a fridge.  It is like Devamritham as we say on a hot summer day,  very refreshing drink
Neer mor or spicy butter milk

Add water to curd and stir well to make butter milk
Add salt. Add peeled and cut mango pieces
Add peeled and cut cucumber pieces
Add asafoetida
Add curry leaves
saute ( mustard and cumin seeds )
These are quick and easy recipes described in quick n easy post !

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