I did not have any idea of sending one because I thought it was too late..When I saw that Sig has extended the deadline for the event I decided to send one..I came across the recipe of this sweet and tangy Panaka in Asha's Aroma I wanted to try it..It is getting hotter here in California and we prefer to have drinks like these rather than having tea and coffee..
Here goes the recipe for this wonderful drink..
I prepared exactly the same way..I loved the idea of adding brown sugar or jaggery which gave the sweet taste to this ginger sherbet..
I had only dark brown sugar in hand and this gave a dark colour to the drink..
It indeed looked like some cola drink..
Take about 4 tablespoons of jaggery/brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom, and about an inch of crushed ginger in a vessel..Add half cup of water to this and crush the ingredients with your hand until you get a smooth paste..
Add two cups of water and lemon juice from one large lemon..You can adjust the sweetness according to your taste..
Serve chilled with a slice of ginger and lemon..
Thanks Asha for this great recipe..