This drink is easy to make, refreshing to drink and has a lot of health benefits coming from it. It helps digestion, stabilizes the immune system and is a very good cooling agent. My mom makes this everyday during summer – and we have it before and after lunch. This drink is particularly good for Indian summer but for me it’s an all time drink… Here is my version of this drink.
This is what you need:
1/2 cup of plain yoghurt (Non-fat works too)
12-15 mint leaves
a small bunch of cilantro leaves
a small piece of ginger (like less than 1/4inch)
1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon chat masala – found in indian grocery store (optional – if you are using this then omit using cumin powder and black pepper powder)
3/5th cup of water This is how you make: Take all the ingredients except water and blend it in a blender for about 1 minute. Now add water and blend it again for a few seconds. adjust salt as needed.
If you like drinking it as is – that is with a bit of ginger and some leaves coming in the way – then go for it.
If not then just filter it out and drink… (don’t forget to pour it in a glass before drinking ;))
I like it as is and drink it as often as possible.
I am sending this spiced yoghurt drink at http://www.renbehan.com/2012/01/family-friendly-fridays-new-linky-up-on-fabulicious-food-january.html