5 Refreshing Beverages from the Indian Kitchen

Thinking of a refreshing drink! Don’t just think, go get one for yourself and that too by simply being at your home only. For your kitchen might be already having all the required ingredients to give you a delight in case you have got bored of your regular tea, coffee, fruit shake routines.

Following is a list of some of the most basic beverages from the Indian kitchen. The best thing about these is their simple recipe and the basic ingredients along with nutritional benefits.

1. Sattu Sharbat

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Sattu is a high protein flour prepared by dry roasting a mixture of pulses and cereals. It is available in the market as gram sattu, barley sattu, jau ka sattu. Sattu drink popularly comes from the Bihar state of India. It is also common in Pakistan as Jau Ka pani.

To prepare 2 glass of sattu drink-

Step 1: In 1 glass of water add 2 spoonfuls of sugar, ½ tablespoon black salt and stir the mixture well.

Step 2: Now add 2 tablespoons of dry sattu and 1 spoon of cumin powder to the mixture. Add 1 more glass of chilled water and shake the mixture so that all the contents get readily mixed.

And the tasty sattu drink is ready to be served and consumed instantly.

2. Rabri

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Many people confuse Raabdi with Rabri. Although there’s only a little difference in their names these two are completely different in their tastes and ingredients. Raabdi is a salty (sometimes spicy as well) yogurt drink, a favorite in Rajasthani culture while Rabri is a popular name among sweets.

To make 2 glasses of Barley Rabadi –

Step 1: Take some curd and blend it well. Add some water to make it smooth and fluid to sip.

Step 2: Add 2-3 tablespoons of dry barley flour to it and again blend it a little. Add more water if required but make sure it does not become too thick to sip.

Step 3: Heat a small spoonful of Ghee in a frying pan and add a pinch of cumin seeds to it. Set the stove at low flame. Next, pour the curdy mixture into the frying pan and let it cooked for a few minutes.

Turn off the heat and serve the Raabdi warm or lukewarm as per your wish. This is an instant drink good to be consumed in summers as well as winters.

3. Aam Panna

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This tangy mango drink not only quenches thirst but is also considered beneficial for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. This mango season, let your guests and you enjoy the taste of chilled refreshing tangy drinks.

Prepare it in simple steps-

Step 1: Boil raw mangoes in a pan and let them cool.

Step 2: Peel off these mangoes and blend the pulp to make a thick paste, add water as per need.

Step 3: Put the pan on the stove and heat the Mango pulp with added sugar to it. Keep stirring until it’s properly cooked and all the sugar dissolves.

Step 4: Remove the pan from flame and add 1 tablespoon of cumin powder, black salt, and rock salt. Mix it well and store this mango-mix in a bottle/jar.

Whenever you want to serve it just take a glass of chilled water and add 2 spoonfuls of mango-mix to it from that stored in the bottle/jar.

And enjoy the chill tang!

4. Lassi

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If you are an Indian or ever visited India then you might be already familiar with the taste of Punjab’s special sweetened Lassi.

Lassi is a dairy product. It is less on calories and good to kill the heat and refresh tired minds.

Enjoying a glass of Lassi is so simple even at home all you need is-

Step 1: Take 1 cup of fresh curd. Add sugar, ice, and chilled water to it.

Step 2: Blend all these contents together in a mixer blender. Serve it in a long glass garnished with nuts and dry fruits.

5. Tempered Buttermilk

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Giving a light spicy good flavor to the plain buttermilk also levels up its refreshing qualities and makes it tasty and healthy for consumption in summer days.

Prepare yourself a glass of tempered buttermilk –

Step 1: In a pan heat 1 teaspoon of cooking oil. Add cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida.

Step 2: Instantly add it to the mug of plain buttermilk and it’s ready to be served!

So this summer season tries these homemade drinks that are safe, healthy and easy to make. Also, these will give your taste buds a new delight different from those available in the market and with zero preservatives added!

 

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Chavvi Choudhary

Chavvi Choudhary

She call herself creative at heart and people call her random at mood. But simply she is more in exploring diverse ideas of this world than expressing her wishes, be it on paper or on stage. Writing poems and verses comes to her naturally. Inside, she is always hungry of trying and learning new things. In this world of hot minds and fake hearts, her only love is ice-cream.

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