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Pudina Sherbet – Indian style Mint Juice recipe

Razy Shah | February 25, 2014

Juices  Recipes  

Pudina Sherbet is an Indian style mint juice that is a staple drink on most Indian restaurant menus.

Singapore has been hit with a dry spell – the longest dry spell in recorded history. With this in mind, I have decided to present an Indian drink recipe to help keep us cool in this weather.

India is hit with long, dry summers annually. These hot summers make the Northern part of India feel like an oven. Your throat constantly feels parched and you would find yourself constantly reaching for something to drink. Over time Indians have created multiple cooling drinks to combat the hot summers. These drinks are cooling, refreshing and really tasty.

Pudina Sherbet is one such cooling drink. The recipe to create this drink is simple.

Pudina (Mint) is known for its cooling properties. Mint combined with lime juice, a touch of ginger and a dash of chaat masala makes this a refreshing and tasty drink.

If you are looking to keep in cool in this dry spell, make yourself a Pudina Sherbet. Happy blending!

The Visual Recipe

Step 1: Prepare your ingredients

You will need:

  • 3 cups of pudina(mint) leaves
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/4 (one quarter) ginger
  • 2 cubes of jaggery or 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of chaat masala (I recommend Shan Chaat Masala)
  • pudina (mint) leaves for garnish

Fresh Indian pudina can be found at Mustafa Centre’s grocery section.

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Step 2: Finely slice the ginger.

Step 3: Add the 3 cups of water, sliced ginger and 2 cubes of jaggery into a pot. Heat the mixture over low heat and bring to boil. This gives the water a ginger flavour.

Step 4: Strain the boiled mixture into the blender. Add the mint leaves to the blender. Blend the contents.

Step 5: Add 1 tablespoon of  chaat masala and 2 tablespoons of lime juice and blend further .

Step 6: Strain the juice into a jug. This is to remove the pulp of the blended mint leaves.

Step 7: Refrigerate the juice for an hour. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

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The Printable Recipe

For reading this far, here’s a printable version of the recipe. If you try this recipe, do share your experience in the comments below.

Pudina Sherbet - Indian style Mint Juice recipe
Recipe type: Juices
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
 
Pudina Sherbet is a mint juice with an Indian twist. A refreshing drink to cool off during hot summers.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of mint leaves
  • 3 cups of water
  • ¼ ginger
  • 2 cubes of jaggery or 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of chaat masala
  • mint leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Finely slice the ginger.
  2. Add the 3 cups of water, sliced ginger and 2 cubes of jaggery into a pot. Heat the mixture over low heat and bring to boil. This gives the water a ginger flavour.
  3. Strain the boiled mixture into the blender. Add the mint leaves to the blender. Blend the contents.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of chaat masala and 2 tablespoons of lime juice and blend further .
  5. Strain the juice into a jug. This is to remove the pulp of the blended mint leaves.
  6. Refrigerate the juice for an hour. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Notes
Discard the stem of the mint leaves. The stem does not blend well and is without the mint taste.
Jaggery is a healthier alternative to sugar. Use sugar if your local store does not have jaggery.
The lime juice is used to help keep the green color of the mint juice.

 

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Razy is our man on the ground in Little India. You will find him snapping pictures of places, helping the lost tourist and enjoying a cup of chai with business owners. While he’s not in Little India, he does copywriting, manages the social media and formulates digital strategies for small businesses at 2Stallions Digital Agency. Other articles by this author

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