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Paan Gulkand Drink

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Paan Gulkand is made from betel leaves, the betel leaves are pureed and mixed with milk with gulkand. You have some flavors in this drink, as betel leaves have all these flavors like sweet, bitter, astringent, lemony, minty…

Gulkand is induced for the sweetnesss. Gulkand is a cooling ingredient, which is used in some ayurvedic medicines. Gulkand is a rose preserve which is available in all super markets.

Basil seeds or sabza seeds are also induced to enhance the better texture and again this is also a cooling ingredient which is available in all the super markets. So I would say that Paan Gulkand is a perfect summer drink with natural coolants. The people those eat paan would definitely like this to the core. Give a try…

Do check out my other summer recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Paan Gulkand Drink

Paan Gulkand Drink

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Yields – 2 tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • Betel leaves – 3 to 4 leaves
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Chilled water – 1 cup
  • Basil seeds or sabza seeds – ½ tbsp.
  • Nannari or rose syrup – ½ tbsp.
  • Gulkand – 3 tbsp.
  • Nuts (cashewnuts, unsalted pistachios and badam/almond) – 2 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Wash the betel leaves, take out the stalk.
  • Soak the basil seeds in water for 10 mins.
  • Take the betel leaves along with the chilled water in a blender and Blend them well.
  • Pour it to a wide mouth bowl, mix them well.
  • Pour in the milk to it and mix them well for few mins.
  • Add in the gulkand, along with nannari syrup and mix them well (so that gulkand gets dissolved).
  • Drain the water and add in the sabza or basil seeds and mix them well.
  • Chop the cashewnuts, pista/pistachios and almonds/badam into small pieces, add to the paan and mix well.
  • Pour it to a tall glass and refrigerate for few mins.

Serve chilled.

Mango Lassi

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Lassi is one of the refreshing, cold beverage from India. There are certain fruits used as flavoring to enhance better taste for lassi. Summer is the season of Mangoes – the King of Fruits. Everyone including from kids till elderly people likes mangoes to the core. Mango Lassi is a yogurt-based drink blended with mango pulp for flavor with a sprinkle of cardamom. Lassi being one of the most familiar and perfect drink for hot hot summers.

Do check out my sweet laasi in this link:https://madraasi.com/2015/03/15/sweet-lassi/ , mint lassi: https://madraasi.com/2016/03/22/mint-lassi/ and other summer recipes: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Let us move on to the recipe…

Mango Lasso

Mango Lassi

Ingredients:

  • Mangoes (Alphonso) – 1 no
  • Yogurt/Curd – 2 cups
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Granulated sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop the mangoes.
  • Take mango pieces, milk, sugar and cardamom powder in a blender, blend them to a fine paste.
  • Now pour in the curd/yogurt, and whip for a min at regular intervals.
  • Transfer to a glass, top with ice cubes.

Serve chilled.

Note: Do not blend, once you pour in the curd. Just whipping does the great job, else you would be out of perfect texture.