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Badam and Makhana Milk Masala

A cup of warm, flavourful drink serves to be an elixir in winters. It instantly soothes our body and soul altogether. One such drink is ‘Badam and Makhana Milk Masala

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Kootchulu | Fermented Rice Drink

#HealthDrink #AgeOldRecipe #TraditionalSouthIndianFood #Neeragaram #ComfortFood #GrandmasRecipe

Kootchulu or Neeragaram is a simple, age-old recipe made from overnight fermentation of cooked rice. For over many generations, this has been a staple health drink in many parts of India. It acts as a natural body cooler, especially in summer. This unique porridge or kanji tastes slightly sour with the aroma of sesame oil and the crunchiness of onions.

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Paanagam

#TraditionalSouthIndianRecipe #VratRecipe #EnergyDrink #HerbalDrink

A healthy and refreshing drink, ‘Paanagam’ is made as a part of neivedhyam during Sri Rama Navami and many other festivals. It is also served in South Indian weddings especially after the main function ‘Muhurtham’. Since it is rich in nutrition, it’s a best option to relish frequently in summers than having store-bought soft drinks and juices.

How to make Paanagam?

Paanagam is a simple recipe that calls for few easily available things like jaggery, imli, ginger, tulsi and edible camphor. All these ingredients are loaded with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties that helps to boost our immunity, digestion and more.

This herbal drink can be frequently relished during vrat or fasting as it boosts our energy instantly. If serving in a get together or party, serve it cold or hot depending upon the weather.

Ingredients

  1. Tamarind / Imli – a small gooseberry-sized
  2. Jaggery – a large lemon-sized
  3. Dry Ginger / Saunth Powder – 1 tsp
  4. Elaichi Powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Tulsi – 2 0r 3 leaves, crushed
  6. Edible Camphor – a small pinch (optional)

Method

  • Add 2 cups of water to the soaked imli and extract imli water.
  • Boil it for a minute or two along with jaggery.
  • Remove from flame and add powdered dry ginger, tulsi, elaichi powder and edible camphor. Adjust water as per the taste.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

Notes

  • Instead of imli, we can use lemon juice also, but I have followed the method that family follows over generations.

For more such refreshing recipes, plz checkout Minty Apple Cider Cooler, Kootchulu, Sugarcane and Kiwi Mocktail.

Happy Cooking!