As a child, I used to be eagerly ready for the celebrations of Ram Navami on the Delhi Telugu Academy. I actually relished the drink referred to as PANNAKAM distributed to every one current within the giant corridor. I normally requested for an additional glass to the person engaged within the distribution of it. He led me to the kitchen the place numerous people have been busy within the ultimate preparations of the lunch to be served to all friends. Wow! I noticed one thing which I can’t are likely to neglect in my life. I learnt the way to put together the Pannakam!
1) Jaggery-1 kg
2) Black Pepper Powder- 50 grams
3) Cold and chill Water-1 liter
Take a big container and add water to it. Add the items of jiggery into the water and blend properly with the ladle. Add black pepper powder and blend properly once more. Keep it for a while and within the fridge. Serve it within the glasses. It is superb for well being and in style.
During the month of Ramadaan, I visited the outdated metropolis of Jama Masjid. In the outdated galleys of this area, I used to be making an attempt to relish varied dishes cooked and offered to the purchasers. These dishes are usually not new and up to date dishes. What did I observe at one of many stalls! I noticed a person promoting GUR SHERBET.I used to be inquisitive to know extra about it and approached in direction of his stall.
My eyes couldn’t escape the preparatory episodes of the Gur Sherbet. There was a big container crammed with the darkish brown coloured water. He took the liquid with the assistance of the ladle and stuffed it into the glasses. He took half-sliced piece of lemon and positioned it in a lemon juice extractor and squeezed the juice into the brown water. He combined it with the assistance of a spoon and handed it to his clients. One such glass was handed over to me additionally. Ah ha! The identical style and related taste -this jogged my memory of the PANNAKAM.
Out of curiosity, I requested the seller concerning the identify of the drink. To my utter shock, he stated,”GUR KA SHERBET”. That’s it.I spotted the similarities and variations between the 2 drinks-GUR KA SHERBET and PANNAKAM.
I understood the philosophy behind this expertise of mine. Unity in diversity-no matter what sort of area we hail from, someplace or the opposite, there are intersecting factors for us. This might be by way of the tradition, music, traditions, meals, clothes, religions, customs, and so forth. One can’t escape from its grip. One can expertise them in some kind or the opposite. The glorious discovery for me is the truth that I EXPERIENCED IT DURING THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES-RAMA NAVAMI AND RAMADAAN. Both of them are pious festivals celebrated in India with nice pomp and present.
No matter what the experiences are offered to us, I learnt the next classes:
a) Jaggery is nice for well being.
b) Drinks ready from it are good for consumption.
c) It has soothing impact to our digestive tracts.
d) The style is actually good.
e) It is nice for the diabetic sufferers additionally.
f) The addition of the black pepper and lemon juice provides the flavour to the drink.