From herbal tea to cooling drinks in summer, there are a lot of beverages in India that you need to include in your food bucket list. You can find all these drinks at most of the restaurants as well as in local street shops, so just take a sip or go all in for a long chug!
In this blog we will let you know 8 unique Indian Beverages that you should try:
Lassi is a specialty of Northern India; it is made up of a creamy blend of yogurt, water and spices. You can choose from the sweet version or salty version. Its fruity version — the mango lassi, which is prepared by adding mango pulp to it — has become really popular in the US, UK, Singapore and other parts across the globe.
The pink color of Sol Kadhi comes from the fleshy skin of kokum which is a fruit that is rich in antioxidants. This drink is made from kokum, coconut milk and water. It is very much consumed in western states of India like Maharashtra and Goa. It also helps in the digestion process.
Feni is an alcoholic beverage that is produced in Goa, it is available in cashew & coconut flavors. It has an alcoholic content that is even higher than vodka. To make coconut feni, sap from the severed shoots on a coconut tree is used while cashew feni is made from cashew apples.
Thandai is a summer beverage that is prepared using a mixture of milk, almonds, fennel seeds, cardamom, saffron, watermelon kernel, rose petals and sugar. It is highly consumed in festivals of Holi and Shivratri.
Falooda is the favorite summer drink of many people; it is made by mixing milk with vermicelli, rose syrup, sweet basil seeds and some pieces of jelly. It is rich in flavor and usually topped with a scoop of ice-cream. It is also available in different flavors like chocolate, rose and dry fruits.
Zutho is a beverage which is made from rice and is little sour in taste, it is consumed by various Naga tribes. Rice is an integral part of the cuisine of the Naga tribe, so they use it to make beverages as well.
Variyali Sharbat is a favorite cooling summer drink in Gujarat. It has a mixture of cardamom, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and other spices. It can be made in less than 15 minutes if you have the ingredients at home. It’s known for its cooling benefits for the body and helps with digestion and weight loss.
Aam Panna is considered as an energy drink that can help you to keep hydrated in summer. It is made by blending raw mango pulp with cumin, mint leaves, sugar and other spices. It is a drink from North India but is available and consumed throughout the country.
So, these are the top 8 unique Indian beverages that are worth trying and it should be in your list so you can get a mouth-watering experience.
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