Lemonade (Paanak)

limbu sharbat or desi Lemonade
A refreshing healthy lemonade, perfect for summer.

Lemon Juice - 3 tbsp
Water - 2 cups
Ice Cubes - 2
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 3 tbsp
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 1 pod (seeds only)
Black Peppercorn/Miri - 1
Salt - 1/8 tsp

How to make Panak:
Grind green cardamom seeds, black peppercorn to a fine powder. I used a mortar and pestle. Crush the ginger.  Grate the jaggery/gud/gul. In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, cardamom and pepper powder, crushed ginger, pinch of salt and jaggery. Stir with a spoon till jaggery dissolves. Add more jaggery to suit your taste. You can use a strainer or sieve if required. Add ice cubes and desi Lemonade is ready.


  1. yummy thirst quencher!Love the cardamom touch - We call this panakkam :)

  2. Wonderful looking lemonade, definitely a thirsty quencher..

  3. Feeling thirsty now!!! Hehe ;)

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