Now I just couldn’t go straight to the simple recipe without giving you some fact….
Nannari is known by the Scientific name – Hemidesmus Indicus.
The other names include – Anantamuulah / Balyam / Dughgarbhaa[Sanskrit] / Anantamul [Hindi] / Narunrrndi / Nannari [Malayalam]/ Sugandhi[Telugu],Anamtamula [Kannada] / Suguddimalo[Odiya] etc…
- This root is a very important Ayurvedic drug.
- It is used to pacify the pitta dosha[It is the hot,sharp,soup, penetrating quality of the body constitution] and hence used to reduce the burning sensation, treat diarrhoes, fever, dysentry etc.
- It strengthens the immune system.
- It is an excellent body cooler.
- It is also a diuretic and strengthens the urinary system
- It purifies the blood
- It is used to treat impotence and infertility.
Almond Gum is also a body coolant and is usually added to the famous Jigardhanda and other beverages. A few pieces are soaked, usually for about 8 hours, and then added to the drink. It is basically tasteless and feels like jelly.
The benefits of almond gum include
- It is a body coolant
- When this is mixed with milk and taken regularly, increases the body weight
And see how much I got!!!!!!
This too is soaked in water for a few hours so that swell up….
Basil seeds are also called Subja seeds, sabja seeds, Takmaria seeds,thukamaria seeds etc and is one of the important ingredient of the famous Falooda.
Basil seeds are black in color, resembling black sesame seeds, only a little smaller.When soaked in water they ‘bloom’ and attain a jelly like structure and has a light crunch to it.They have no flavor of their own.
These seeds are said to aid weight loss, overcome skin infections and relieve stress. It is also a body coolant and hence added to a variety of beverages and consumed in summer.
So into that sherbet went a whole load of body coolants!! I think this may not be particularly suitable for people prone to bronchitis, or other lung related issues, asthma, wheezing etc, as it may cool the body and aggravate the condition…
Now to the recipe…
Nanaari concentrate [It has sugar, so no need to add extra]
Soaked almond gum
Soaked basil seeds
Mint leaves to garnish
- In a glass add 2 teaspoons of the concentrate.
- Put in a tablespoon[or more of the almond gum]
- Top it up with water.
- Add a little lemon juice.[First add 1/2 tsp,check the taste and add more if needed.]
- Serve garnished with a teaspoon of basil seeds and a mint leaf.
Isn’t this drink is way better than all those soft drinks that are expensive and not good for the body!
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