Saturday, June 15, 2013

Agua de Panela
Panela is a sugar extract from sugar cane. It is a basic caloric food in Asia, India and South America. "Agua de panela" is a fortifying drink from Colombia.  It can be served hot or cold. Aguapanela is used as a base for coffee, hot chocolate and mixed with lime juice as medicine for the flu, a few hot panela tea can clear lungs and give energy. Served cold, Aguapanela with lime juice is great for hot summer days. Great for Pitta doshas and children.

Serve 5

5 cups water,or to your taste
2 cups or 16 oz of jaggery, grated or in chunks
1/2 lemon juice.

Place the water and panela in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

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