Traditional Drinks Of India
India is a secular country. It follows many religions, many customs, different culture, diversified traditional values, different dressing style and what not? Even when it comes to food and drinks, each state has a different taste.
Each state follows different food style and has its own traditional food and drink. India has many traditional drinks. In old days, whenever a guest comes home, our grandmother used to get them a drink that has been prepared at home. There was nothing called Tang or fruit concentrate then. Everybody preferred to have those homely drinks that gave them relishing feeling.
In the present day, the upcoming generation does not even know about some of the traditional drinks that our forefathers had drunk in plenty. Those drinks not only quenched the thirst but, it also helped in the health as well.
Now, let us have a look at some of the common traditional drinks in India. Some of them are still common while some have become outdated. Check out traditional drinks of India…
Jal Jeera is one of the most traditional drinks in North India. Jal in Hindi means water and Jeera is cumin seeds. The drink is made from jeera, ginger, black pepper, mint, black salt, some fruit powder, and chilli or hot pepper powder. It is a little spicy and tangy drink. It is popular even now and is even served as an appetizer. Jal Jeera drinks are more popular during summer.
Aam Panna is a traditional drink in South India. It is made of Mango. It is a fruit that is the most common during summer season. The drink is made of mango pulp, sugar and traditional spices like elaichi.
Thandai is a cold drink that makes you feel fresh during a hot summer day. It is made from a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernel, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk, and sugar. It is considered as a healthy drink as well.
Lassi is yet another popular drink in North India. It is made with yougurt, water and might add some spices or sugar. Now, you get lassis in different flavours like Mango lassi, Banana lassi, Strawberry lassi etc.
Butter Milk is a traditional drink popular in South India. It is made by making the yogurt more watery by adding more water. In it you add green chilly, small onion, ginger and curry leaves, making it a perfect summer drink. You can either have it cold or normal.
Tender Coconut is a natural drink that is popular in almost all the parts of India It is nothing but the water inside the tender coconut. It is rich in vitamins and is good for health as well.
Lemonade has also become one of the traditional drinks of India. People prefer to have lemonade more often as they are easily available in shops and are priced moderately. It is made from lemon, sugar and water.Traditional Drinks Of India by Gayathry