Golden Milk/Haldi wala doodh
Turmeric is most well-known for its use in curry dishes, but it’s earning a name for itself as a potent medicinal food. While some people find it soothing, and perfect before bed, others enjoy it first thing in the morning and even drink it in place of coffee or tea.
If you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you’re missing out! When ever I make this, I remember my Graddmom. She used to make it the best. She always used to give us this regularly during winters. It’s a creamy hot milk drink that’s filled to the brim with nutrients. To sweeten, you can go any number of ways. I typically go for jaggery, honey or dates.
Preparation time : 10 minutes Cooking time : 5 minutes Serves : 1
For making golden milk :
water 1 glass
almond milk as required (method shared below)
Saffron/kesar 6 strands
Sunth/dry ginger powder 1/4 Tsp
Dates deeseed 6 chop
Honey 1 Tbsp
Haldi/Turmeric 1/2 Tsp or fresh Turmeric grated
To make Almond milk at home : 15 Almonds soaked overnight & peeled Add water and pulse it. Almond milk is ready.
Boil the 1 glass of water in a pan. Add almond milk to it. If you are using fresh Turmeric, add it by grating at this stage into milk. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and strain it and proceed further.
Once milk comes to rolling boil, add kesar strands. Next add deseeded and chopped dates into it.
Add dry ginger powder. Next mix in Turmeric powder. Mix well and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into cup/glass. Serve warm.
Ragi Almond Cooler
Ragi is also known as Red Millet or Finger Millet. It has tremendous health benefits like – aids in weight loss, increases bone strength, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, treats anemia, aids digestion etc. Especially during fasting days, taking ragi drink in any form gives the body a cooling effect.
Calcuim-rich wonder grain, Finger millet /Ragi helps cool our body during summer. It’s tasty, filling and nourishing!
With minimum 3 ingredients its ready in a jiffy.
Ragi powder/flour 3 tbsp
Jaggery 4 tbsp or less according to ur taste
Roasted Almonds powder 3 tbsp
Coconut milk optional 2 tsp
Combine 3 tbsps ragi powder and 3 tbsps roasted almond pwd with half a cup of water. Make a thick paste.
Take 2 cups of water & 4 tbsps grated jaggery in a pan and allow the jaggery to melt.
Bring water to a boil. Reduce flame and slowly add the ragi badam mix stirring continuously till it thickens. Cook for 2-3 mts.
Turn off heat and cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
When chilled, it thickens.
To enhance the taste :
At the time of serving, add some coconut milk.
Tangy taste of lemons & goodness of curry leaves, I am sure this combination is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.
kadi patta/ Curryleaves is packed with numerous nutrients that are actually good for you. Right from helping your heart to function in a better way to enlivening your hair and skin with vitality, it is loaded with health benefits.
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes
Five to six curry leaves
Four to five fresh lime wedges Limejuice around 3-4 spoons
Sugar syrup 2-3 tbsp or to ur taste/ Honey.
(Sugar syrup i make beforehand and store in glass bottle for further use)
Method: -Chop the curry leaves. Add freshly-cut lime wedges.
-Transfer these ingredients to the shaker and add lime juice and sugar syrup/ honey.
-Add lots of Ice cubes into shaker. Shake vigorously. Now transfer this into glass & remove lime wedges.
Enjoy this refreshing Drink.
Lemongrass Herbal Breezer
Lemongrass, also called fever grass, is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves that is indigenous to many Asian countries. As the name implies, lemongrass smells like lemon, but it tastes milder and sweeter. This herb is used in various Asian cuisines as a flavoring agent due to its potent flavor.
Along with its culinary uses, lemongrass is useful in alternative or complementary remedies for a wide range of ailments.
It has many beneficial medicinal properties.The leaves, stems and bulb of lemongrass are used in various treatments.
Lemongrass promotes healthy digestion. It has antiseptic compounds that effectively kill bad bacteria and parasites in the digestive tract.
To beat the summer heat, sharing the receipe of perfect healthy drink with goodness of lemongrass to quench your thirst. Keep on sipping it throughout the day without feeling guilty. It will keep your body hydrated as drinking plain water is boring sometimes.
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Cooling time 3-4 hours
Ingredients (to make 2 glasses)
Lemongrass stalks 2
Jaggery 1 big piece
Ginger 1 inch piece
Rock salt 1 tsp
Juice of 1 lemon
Take a pan. Fill water into it(around 3 glasses). Put lemongrass (chop lemongrass with kitchen scissors) into it.
Boil it around 5 minutes. Now add jaggery. Stir continuously till jaggery melts. Switch off the flame. Cool & strain it in a jar.
Make juice of ginger. Add juice into lemongrass & jaggery mix. Now add juice of 1 lemon. Put rock salt. Give a stir.
Place this in fridge for around 3-4 hours. Serve chilled. Your herbal Breezer is ready. Enjoy.