Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Tamarind drink

 Tamarind drink

A crisp concoction of tamarind water & cumin  flavored with mint, black salt, chillies & ginger. Each ingredient plays a role – tamarind & mint have cooling properties, cumin & black salt aid in digestion & chillies provide the essential indian kick.

  • 1 cup tamarind pulp 
  • 2 tbsp roasted jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp kala namak 
  • 2 tsp red chilli flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Chopped ginger
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Table salt (to adjust)
  • 5 cups water, cold
  • To Garnish – crushed ice, boondi, mint leaves (optional)
  • Blend everything in a blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth but runny paste. Place a colander over a large bowl & sieve the paste through it. Top with 5 cups of water. Adjust the salt.Chill till ready to serve.
Before serving, stir thoroughly, pour into glasses, garnish & serve.

Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

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