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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.

 

 

IceApple Milkshake / Nungu Paal

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Already I have shared few recipes with IceApple / Nungu, you could check out those recipes by clicking their names – Nungu Crumble, Nungu Payasam/Kheer and this is another delicious, yummilicious and mouth licking drink. My son never eats this Nungu/Ice apple, but he had this drink happily. A good source of coolant for summer. So I would say this as “Kids-Friendly” recipe. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ice apple Milkshake / Nungu Paal

Ice apple Milkshake / Nungu Paal

Ingredients:

  • Ice-apple / Nungu – 7 nos
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Rose essence – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Boil and bring the milk to room temperature or can use chilled milk also.
  • Peel and wash the nungu/ice apple.
  • Take four nungu/ice apple, sugar, 2 cups of milk, rose essence in blender and blend them well, no lumps should be there.
  • Pour the blended mixture the rest of the milk and give a stir.
  • Crumble rest of the nungu with your hands. Keep it aside.
  • Pour the nungu milk into a tall glass, gently add in the nungu crumble as much as you wish.

Note: Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste. Do not use hot or warm milk, because the mikd would be curdled when blended with Iceapple/Nungu. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Sparkling Limeade

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Again one more recipe followed to the list of my all-time favorite Chef. Roger Mooking but this time it’s a refreshing drink with a small changes. Do check out my other try from Chef. Roger Mooking – Yogurt with Mint Gremolata, Okra Minced Meat Stir-Fry.

Sparkling Limeade is nothing but lemon, sugar syrup, mint leaves, ice cubes together with sparkling water. Sparkling water is nothing but our carbonated water commonly known as club soda. A good coolant for summer with the healthiness of lime and mint leaves.

A great refreshing drink which should be shared among of them and so I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #67 hosted by Angie@the novicegarderner. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Lime – 4 nos
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Mint leaves – 6 Sprigs
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Cold sparkling water – 5 cups
  • Ice cubes – as you need

Preparation:

  • Boil sugar and water in a small pot, allow to boil for few mins and remove from heat.
  • Roughly chop 4 mint sprigs, add the chopped mint sprigs and allow to infuse for 30 mins.
  • Strain the syrup, pour in the lemon juice and refrigerate it for atleast 30 mins.
  • In a small ice tray, pour in the water and add a mint leaves along with a small stalk and a small lemon wedge. Place in freezer, wait till it freezes.
  • To serve: In a glass, add in a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp of sugar mint syrup, and then pour in the sparkling water (club soda). Add in the ice cubes, add in lemon wedge and mint leaves if needed.

Serve chilled.