Panaka is a traditional health drink with natural ingredients. Panaka can be prepared with nutritional fruits or roots and diluted with boiled, cooled water with sugar, jaggery, salt, and honey as required.


(Measurements for 6- 7 glasses or 1- 1.2 litres) 

  1. ½ kg of Amalaki, Indian Gooseberry
  2. 1 kg Tala/ Khajuda Gur or Sugar
  3. 5 gms of dry Ginger powder
  4. 5 gms of finely powdered Cardamom
  5. Honey as needed


Start by steam cooking the gooseberries, de-seed them, grind them into a paste and extract the juice by passing it through a sieve. After adding a bit more water (300 ml), the pulp can again be squeezed to get more juice. Palm sugar can be made into syrup by boiling in 200 ml water. Sugar or jaggery can be used as alternatives to Palm Sugar. Mix it with the prepared gooseberry juice and stir the solution well. The Panaka is ready.


It can be used as a healthy soft drink as it acts as an immediate energy supplement. It is a rich source of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, B complex and antioxidants. It is good for osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, anaemia, peptic ulcer, urinary tract infection, dysentery and high blood pressure.


Chances of Diabetes mellitus as it contains sugar/jaggery/honey.

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