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Cranberry Mocktail

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Recently got Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar from Plattershare for their Belly Nirvana program delivered by GoIndiaOrganic. I was wondering what to make out of Apple Cider Vinegar, finally got to prepare this Mocktail and it was too good with little sour taste. But has few health benefits when combined with cranberry such as loaded with antioxidants, helps in digestion and prevents heart attack. Let me share the recipe…

Zingy Cranberry Mocktail

Zingy Cranberry Mocktail

Ingredients:

  •        Apple cider vinegar – 1 tbsp
  •      Maple Syrup – 2 tsp
  •      Cranberry juice – 2 tbsp
  •      Water – 1 ½ cups

Preparation:

Take all these together in a cup, mix them well and serve it chilled.

 

 

 

Black Jamun Mocktail / Navaar Palam Mocktail

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Black jamun known as Navvar pazham or Navaapazham in tamil is a seasonal fruit packed with loads of health benefits. These are good source for diabetic patients, relieves stomach pain, diarrhea, good for digestion, and controls menustral disorder for women.

Recently we have been to Jungle Retreat, Masinagudi and there was a big jamun with loads of jamuns, thought of collecting it on the day we were about to leave, but unfortunately a bear ate most of the jamun which are easy to reach and the next morning I got to collect only the leftovers.

As it was farm fresh, it tastes divine to eat. But apart from eating stored few of them for developing recipes, and here comes my Black Jamun / Indian Blackplum / Navvar Pazham Mocktail. Let me share the recipe…

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Jamun Fruit / Navvar Pazham Mocktail

Jamun Fruit / Navvar Pazham Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Black Jamun – ½ kg
  • Granadine – 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Castor Sugar – 4 tsbp
  • Black salt – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Mint leaves – 2 sprigs

Preparation:

  • Wash and deseed the jamun fruit.
  • Take out the flesh and skin of the jamun, blend them well by adding little water.
  • Strain the juice, add in 2 tbsp of strained flesh to the juice.
  • Pour in the lemon juice, granadine and mix well.
  • Add in the castor sugar, black salt and salt, mix well.
  • Crush 3 to 4 mint leaves, add it to the juice.

Refrigerate and served chilled, by topping it with a small mint sprig.

Note: Granadine available in stores, will soon update the recipe, it’s nothing but similar to Pomegranate Squash.

 

 

Masala Tea

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Masala Tea literally means “mixed spice tea”, this tea is made by brewing tea with a few of the aromatic spices. A perfect tea for winter and during rainfall. One of the most authentic and traditional Indian beverage, which is been a worldwide popular and is found in many coffee shops. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Coriander seeds – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Ginger – 2 “inch stick
  • Black pepper – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cloves – 5 nos
  • Cardamom – 4 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 no (2” inch stick)
  • Tea powder – 3 ½ tsp
  • Milk – ½ litre

Preparation:

  • Take all the spices together in a blender and blend them to a coarse paste.
  • Boil the milk and keep it aside.
  • Boil a cup of water, add in the coarsely ground paste, cover with the lid and let it boil for 2 mins.
  • Pour in the boiled milk, cover with the lid and keep in low flame for 5 mins.
  • Remove the tea from the fire and strain the residue.

Serve hot with snacks.