Sonth Panak ( Ginger Tingler)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a traditional Indian drink meant for the hot summer months.Though there will be a slight change in flavor you can substitute sugar for jaggery if you cant find the latter. Happy sipping!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the grated jaggery into the water until it has dissolved.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and stir well.
  3. Strain out the liquid through a fine sieve (optional).
  4. Serve chilled.


Most Helpful

What a refreshing beverage! I absolutely love the pepper, ginger & cardamom combination. This was a totally new flavor for me & I'm really glad I tried it. I'll definitely make it again when the weather warms. I cut the recipe in half (as I knew the rest of my family wouldn't drink it) and used superfine/baker's sugar in place of the jaggery, which I'd like to try sometime. The real sugar made the drink a little too sweet, so next time I'll just cut it back a bit. A nice, spicy lemonade. Delish! Thanks for sharing, Nabiha. Made for the India - More than just Curries Tag Game.

**Tinkerbell** March 03, 2010

I really enjoyed this drink, using white sugar. I will be using this recipe more during the summer, but also in the winter! Thanks Nabiha! Made for Spice of the Month game in Gardening/Cardamom.

Sharon123 February 17, 2009

DD (toddler) liked this. I did not like the flavor and would have given it 3 1/4 stars. I used dark brown (demera) sugar. That is supposedly closer than white sugar to jaggery which I didn't have available. I used freshly squeezed lemon juice. I won't make this again. Made for India -- More Than Just Curries Tag Game -- March 2010.

UmmBinat March 06, 2010

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