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Monday, February 24, 2014

Jaggery Mint Refreshing Drink(panaka)



South Florida is blessed with hot sunny days in winter.Its February and weather today is 86F feels like 91F.The snow states are suffering from storms and crazy weather but this paradise is shining gold ;-).

Wanted to have some indian drink.Tried this recipe for the first time and it was too very refrehing,healthy n tasty too...

Even in cold/snowy weather you need this energizing drink as the air becomes dry.

Mint leaves(pudina),ginger,jaggery provides our body with lot of health benefits.



Mint leaves,ginger are widely used in ayurvedic medicine.

This drink helps in digestion,refreshes your whole system!

Good for pregnants...as it helps in digestion and boosts your iron level which is very important.

Here is what u need

water .............................6 cups
jaggery powdered...........10 Tbspn
salt.................................1/4 tspn
pudina............................2.5 Tbspn
grated ginger...................1 tspn
amchurpwdr...................1 tspn

How to make

1)Blend pudina with 2 Tbspn jaggery and half cup of water .Run it under the sieve and keep it aside.

2)Lets  mix all the remaining ingredients with blended mint juice.Stir till jaggery completely melts.

3)Adjust extra sweetness with sugar or jaggery.

4)Serve chill....




Note:You can replace amchur powder with lemon juice.But amchur powder makes the drink very different ;)









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