DESI HEALTHY DRINKS Replace cola with these 2 easy to prepare and cool desi healthy drinks this summer and beat the heat Buttermilk or chaas Ingredients • 400 ml yoghurt • 1 tsp black salt • 1/2 inch piece of ginger • 2 green chilies, finely chopped • A pinch of asafoetida (hing) • Salt to taste • 1 tsp lemon juice • A few curry leaves (kadi patta) • 2 tbsp chopped coriander Method • Put the green chilies, coriander, ginger and 2-3 curry leaves in a mixer and blend them until they form a smooth paste. • Add the yoghurt and blend using a hand blender, until smooth. • Pour this mixture into a glass. • Add the black salt, salt, lemon juice and asafoetida and mix well. • Chill in the refrigerator. • Garnish with one curry leaf and a few coriander leaves and serve. Health benefits Improves digestion Relieves acidity Good source of calcium, potassium and vitamins of B group Low calorie Lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and anti cancer. Prevents dehydration Aam panna Ingredients : 3 raw mangoes 1 tsp dried pudina powder 1 tsp jeera powder A pinch of black salt Recipe • Pressure cook the mangoes with water till soft. • Let them cool and then peel the mangoes and get the pulp with the help of a spoon. Grind mango pulp along with water to a smooth paste. • Add spices and ice. • Garnish with mint leaves Enjoy chilled Health benefits of aam panna Prevents dehydration Helps to prevent heat stroke Rich in vitamin C Helps in fighting anemia Helps to control blood sugar levels
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