Saturday, April 20, 2013

Summer Treats # 3 - Panak and Pachodi, And Wishing U all a Happy Ramnavami

As I grew up in temple premises I know what they serve on which occasion :P. On A note we have our own family temple and that’s y I know… :D
I remember when they used to serve Prasad we used to be the last ones to go there and receive it and that’s becoz we knew tht it wud be remaining at home :D…. but when it comes to Panak nd Pachodi we wud be the first ones to run as we knew there wudn’t be ne thing remaining at home :D… Pachodi was always served very lil nd it wud be a tbsp….. but I wud always call them back nd tell “Makka He Swalp Chada Jai”…. :D (I.e. I need this one a bit more)…. Awwww those were the days….
This is a Super cooler  and perfect for Summer as well as a throat soother

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Here is the recipe of the soothing panak
4 tbsp grated Jaggery
2 glasses of water
Juice of half lime
1” dry ginger (shoonti)
7 -8 peppercorns
1 cardamom
Method:
Grind dry ginger, pepper corns and cardamom into a fine powder.
Mix this powder along with water and jaggery , mix until jaggery dissolves.
Serve Chilled!

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P.S – U can make the powder in a large qtty and make panak when u feel like quenching ur thirst.
U can use the same powder as kasahay…. i.e. u must take a tbsp of this powder and add a glass of water and reduce it to half glass and strain it Add hot milk (1/2 cup) and drink it hot… This is good for Cough nd cold.

Now for the Pachodi
We need
Cucumber Finely chopped – 1 cup
Raw Mango finely chopped – ½ cup (make sure mango is not too sour)
Coconut -1/2 cup
Green chilly finely chopped -1
Ginger finely chopped -1”
Salt to taste
Method :
Grind coconut, green chilly into a fine paste. Now Add cucumber,mango, ginger and salt in a bowl toss it and add the paste In it.
Mix well.Pachodi is ready to serve.

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I m Sure u All will Love to try both these recipes.
Tastes Yummy when u add loads of Love to it.



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