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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.

Shikanji or Nimbu Pani

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Shikanji or shikanjvi is a famous and traditional lemonade of north Indian and Pakistan, also a best summer cooler. It is a refreshing drink, with loads of vitamin C. A very simple and easy drink which anyone can make and store it in refrigerator.

It is always made with fresh lemon juice and spiced with some black salt and roasted cumin powder. Sugar is also added and so we have sweet, salt and a lemony drink with pinch of cumin. You can substitute black salt with regular salt, but only black salt gives a good punch to the drink. Let us move on to the recipe…

Shikanji / Nimbu pani

Shikanji / Nimbu pani

Ingredients:

  • Lemon – 3 nos
  • Water – 1 litre
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Mint leaves – 5 nos (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Preparation:

  • Cut the lemon into two equal pieces, squeeze out the juice and discard the seeds.
  • Take two glasses of water in a bowl.
  • Pour in the lemon juice, sugar and salt. Stir it well, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Mix it with the rest of the water.
  • Pour it to a tall glass and garnish with mint leaves (optional).

Refrigerate and serve chilled or serve immediately with ice cubes.

 

Lychee (Litchi) Lemonade

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Already I shared lychee milkshake for breakfast and now I thought of preparing a thrist quencher with lychee and here comes my Lychee Lemonade – a refreshing and a summer coolant drink. One of my favorite among my juice and lemonade collection. Check out my other juice, lemonade and milkshake collection – https://madraasi.com/recipes/beverages/. Let us move on to the recipe…

Lychee (Litchi) Lemonade

Lychee (Litchi) Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • Lychee (litchi) – 10 nos
  • Lemon juice – 4 tbsp
  • Sugar syrup – 3 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and deseed the lychee (litchi).
  • Take the lychee and lemon juice in a blender and blend it with two cups of water.
  • Transfer it to a pitcher or jug, stir in the sugar syrup, pour another two cups of water, give a stir and refrigerate it for 30 mins.
  • Pour it to a separate tall glass, add in few ice cubes and mint leaves.

Serve chilled.