Ram navami recipes | Karnataka style rama navami festival recipes

Rama navami is the birthday of Lord Rama falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months of March or April every year. According to Valmiki Ramayan & other popular beliefs, Bhagwan Ram was born, or rather incarnated on Shri Ram Navmi.

This is a minor festival in Karnataka, but is celebrated in a unique way by preparing and distributing panaka (jaggery juice), thin spiced buttermilk and kosambari (dal salad). Some people will put up a temporary tent on the road side, and distribute to all who pass by the tent. So I have listed few recipes, which are prepared on Shri Rama navami below and I keep updating this.

Spicy buttermilk | Masale majjige

Spicy Buttermilk or Masale majjige is a refreshing summer drink. It also aids in digestion. It is made with plain yogurt, green chili, coriander leaves and ginger. Explained here with step by step pictures....[Read more »]

Bellada panaka | Jaggery juice

Bellada Panaka translates to jaggery juice in Kannada language. In Telugu language they call it as Panakam. This Bellada panaka is usually prepared and served with kosambari on Sri Rama Navami, a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. ...[Read more »]