GUAVA AND POMEGRANATE PUNCH /PERU AND ANAR KA DRINK

Combine the lusciousness of guava with the peppiness of pomegranate and you get a mouth-watering drink that will elate your senses.

Both fruits are known for their distinct flavours and their special touch can be felt in the juice.

A dash of black salt accentuates the flavours further, making the Guava and Pomegranate Drink a delightful treat that will leave its imprint on your taste buds! Serve this drink chilled.

With guava you can also make Guava Sorbet , Guava Punch , Guava Chutney and Peru Subzi .
Recipe courtsey : tarla dalal ji

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 2 cups roughly chopped guava (peru)
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate (anar)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
  • salt to taste
  • Pomegranate for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine the guava, pomegranate and 1½ cups of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture using a strainer.wp-16048916092651004409931197198470.jpg
  3. Add the black salt and little salt and mix well.
  4. Serve chilled.
     
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GOLDEN MILK / HALDI DOODH

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties makes this Golden Milk aka Haldi Doodh, an ideal drink to have when you are under the weather or just when you feel like having a comforting drink!

Since my version of golden milk is heavy on spices, here’s a list of spices that I have in my golden milk recipe:
✓ turmeric (of course!)
✓ green cardamom pods
✓ black peppercorns
✓ cinnamon stick
✓ fresh ginger

I love my haldi doodh with a lot of spices hence the long list. If you don’t want any spices, feel free to drink it just plain with milk and turmeric – just like I made for my husband. Simple milk + haldi only .

I hope you guys like my version of the humble haldi doodh. I always made this  drink it at bedtime, I guess it helped in getting a sound sleep too. Whether you drink it at bedtime or any other time of the day, it definitely makes up for a comforting drink.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 green cardamom pods slightly crushed
  • 1/2 inch ginger cut into thin slices
  • 5-6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice sugar, maple syrup, honey, adjust to taste
  • cinnamon or cardamom powder to serve, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add milk to a pan on medium heat. After a minute or two (when the milk is little lukewarm) add turmeric powder to it.
  2. Then add crushed green cardamom pods, sliced ginger, black peppercorns and cinnamon stick.
  3. Add in the sweetener and whisk it all together and bring to a low simmer for 5 minutes. You don’t need to boil it but it should be nicely hot throughout. 
  4. Remove pan from heat, cover pan with a plate or lid and let it sit for another 5 minutes for the flavors to steep in. Strain the golden milk using a strainer into serving cups.
  5. You may sprinkle with cardamom or cinnamon powder before serving.
     
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BEET POMEGRANATE JUICE

Delicious beet and pomegranate  juice which is great to increase hemoglobin level. This juice is refreshing too.This drink has lots of medicinal benefits in them. Enjoy this regularly atleast once or twice a week. It is very healthy.
The beetroot and pomegranate adds a great dose of antioxidants and nutrients, and lemon juice adds vitamin C and a good does of tangy flavour.
This beetroot pomegranate juice is an antioxidant packed juice and the dark redness is really recharging your body and energising you. Beetroots as you know, are one of my favourite vegetables and I use it in almost everything. It has great health benefits. It can reduce your blood pressure levels almost immediately. This is due to the presence of natural nitrates in beets which helps in improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. It is also great to improve your stamina, energy and endurance again due to the presence of nitrates, making the juice recipe perfect before an exercise routine or work out. If you are keen on adding beetroot into your diet then try my other beetroot based recipes like this

BEETROOT MODAKS BEET LEMONADE BEETROOT OATMEAL HEARTS CORNFLAKES COATED RAW BANANA BEETROOT TIKKI  – EASY TEATIME SNACK RECIPE ROASTED BEETROOT AND ORANGE SALAD BEETROOT WALNUT RAITA 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 nos – Beetroot
  • 1/4 cup – Pomegranate 
  • 1 no – Lemon, medium sized
  • Sugar to taste
  • Black salt as per taste 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To start making the beetroot pomegranate lemonade, peel the beetroot and chop them into small cubes and put them in a blender jar.
  2. Add pomegranate seeds to it and squeeze the lemon juice and sugar to it.
  3. Blend it till smooth. Add 2 cups of water and churn ones more.
  4. Strain the juice and serve it chilled
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CUCUMBER BASIL LEMONADE

I’m obsessed with fancy lemonade — the kind with fresh ingredients and bright flavors that cools you off and looks good in your glass. It’s the perfect refreshment to enjoy while you kick back and enjoy a shady spot in hot and humid weather.

I am sharing with you, cucumber basil lemonade, It is so cooling and is so so so refreshing. A super simple drink to make yourself feel refreshed and your beverage glass pretty(haha).

I used my home grown basil in this lemonade.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 – English Cucumbers
  • 5 to 6 – Basil leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sugar or Honey to taste
  • Black salt as per taste 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel the Cucumber and chop off the ends.
  2. Chop them into cubes and put them in a blender
  3. Add ice cubes, lemon juice, basil leaves and sugar or honey.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and blend it till cucumber is blend completely.
  5. Strain the lemonade to remove any fibrous particles in it.
  6. Serve it chilled and Enjoy! 

You may also try BLUEBERRY BASIL LEMONADE, BEET LEMONADE 

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PEPPERMINT TEA

How to make easy peppermint tea
Use fresh leaves from your own garden or even the grocery store to make this bright and beneficial tea!here i used my homegrown peppermint leaves.
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Fresh mint leaves give this mint tea recipe an alluring herbal aroma and flavor. Since this tea is made with an herb instead of tea leaves, it is considered an herbal tea or tisane and does not contain any caffeine.
You can vary the mint in this recipe as long as it’s fresh. Peppermint or spearmint are classic choices, but other varieties will work just as well. You can even use a mixture of mint varieties. While you can use dried mint for tea, it doesn’t compare to the flavor of fresh herbs. Serve it hot or iced, sweetened or unsweetened, and with or without lemon. It’s easy to adjust to your taste and customize to each drinker.
Peppermint tea is an aromatic infusion that can instantly warm you up on a breezy evening. Not just for breezy evenings, it can also help you relax or unwind after an eventful day.
With a long list of health benefits, peppermint tea is also used for calming the nerves. Known for its minty taste and wonderful smell, it is the most sought-after drink across the world. Apart from helping overcome bad breath, the tea works well as immunity booster too.
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INGREDIENTS :
2 cups water
15-20 fresh mint leaves rubbed or crushed to release flavor
2 teaspoons honey or jaggery  if you like your tea a little sweet.
lemon slices optional
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. In a small pot, add the water and bring to a simmer.wp-15978282140003103908638694167535.jpg
  2. Add the mint leaves and turn off the heat. Allow the leaves to steep 15 minutes at least. You can go a bit longer if you want a stronger flavor.
  3. Strain leaves out through a strainer and pour into teacups.
  4. Add one teaspoon honey per cup and a squeeze of lemon if desired. Serve warm.
NOTES:
5 Must-Have Peppermint Benefits
1.Headache and migraine fighter.
2.Support for digestive upsets.
3.Afternoon energy boost.
4.Bacterial infection fighter.
5.May reduce seasonal allergies.
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JAMUN SHOTS

When life gives you jamuns, make jamun shots! Appetizing to eyes, appetizing to heart!
Jamuns are in season and what better way to use them than by making this refreshing Jamun Shots!

Jamun, an Indian native, is an amazing dark purple looking tropical fruit. Also known as Black Plum, this fruit has got numerous health benefits. Often eaten with a little sprinkle of salt, to mild down its astringent taste, this fruit is bound to amaze you after you try this recipe for yourself.
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INGREDIENTS :

Deseeded Jamun – 1 cup
Black Salt – 1/4 tsp
Chilled Water – 4 tbsp
Ice Cubes – 7-8 cube
Lemon Juice – 1tsp
Sugar (Optional) – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder
Mint leaves

For serving :
Shot glasses
Lemon Piece – 1-2
Around 2-3 Tbsp Salt & red chilli powder  spread on a plate

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take jamuns, wash them well and deseed them to just be left with the pulp.
  2. Put this deseeded Jamuns in a blender, add water, ice cubes, mint leaves, sugar, black salt and lemon juice and blend together.
  3. Now take a lemon piece and rub it on the rim of shot glasses, now place the glass upside down in the salt/red chilli powder plate..the salt will stick to the rim.
  4. Pour the Jamun drink in the shot glasses And get high on these beautiful refreshing shots.
    (Sugar can be totally avoided for diabetes patient as Jamun is said to be best for diabetic people)”

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