Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Desi Gor / Gud nu Sharbat - Jaggery Juice

Desi Gor nu Sharbat,  an excellent ayurvedic,  refreshing, healthy , thirst quencher and energy booster drink to beat the heat ! The most effective way to stay cool without causing side effects in the hot season.

Last Sunday I woke up and peeped out of the bedroom window, delighted to see gorgeous blue sky, hurried downstairs and went into the back garden, although it was only 7 am, I could feel mercury reaching high. Within minutes I decided to visit local car boot sale to hunt some props for my blog.

Oh, did I mention Props ? No wayyyyy, maybe some other day I can write a whole post on it and let you all know about my craziness of collecting prop bargains....Lol, since I created this blog, props are always on my mind and to bring them home has become an ultimate dream. Maybe soon I'll call myself a hoarder !!!!

So I left home carrying light sweater and bottle of water thinking  I might feel cold as market is held in open fields but I was totally wrong, wasn't aware that UV levels, pollutions and humidity was going to be high, while most of the people were enjoying glorious weather, I suffered from the heat a lot !

Before I keep going on about ME and the HOT temperatures don't get on, let me tell you that much...I thought I was going to pass out.

BTW, right now it's raining here and so much cooler and fresher and Oh boy, I am lovin' it !!!!

Came home and put my feet up for a while, and called dad and he asked me to prepare Jaggery Juice, before I do anything. I had all the ingredients in the kitchen, plucked fresh mint leaves from my little veg patch and quickly whizzed up and gulped down 2 glasses. Less than half an hour, I was refreshed and energetic, cooked lunch and went to see daughter.

Desi Gor nu Sharbat made with basic ingredients but packed with goodness, it's inexpensive, mostly in every kitchen. Desi Gor - Dark Jaggery ( highly nutritious ) , Ginger, Mint, Cumin and fennel seeds. All the ingredients are best for hot season as they reduces heat in the body, helps in digestions, stops nausea and above all it's a natural cooling drink for your body.

Me and husband loved it, so next day prepared it again and thought about posting it's recipe. So hey guys , beat the heat and keep yourself cool naturally try this recipe, I know your first impulse to grab chilled soft drinks and ice creams, they are absolutely fine once in a while, but this recipe is simple solutions to maintain balance during the hot summers !

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Desi Gor/Gud nu Sharbat - Jaggery Juice
Desi Gor nu Sharbat, An excellent Ayurvedic refreshing, healthy , thirst quencher and energy booster drink to beat the heat ! The most effective way to stay cool without any side effects in the hot season.

  • 1/2 cup Jaggery grated or small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh ginger
  • 5-6 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. Black salt ( sanchar )
  • Salt to taste
  • optional Ice cubes to serve
  • few Fresh lemon wedges and mint leaves
Place everything in a blender jar, add little water.
Blend until you see fine paste.Add little more water.
Strain everything by using fine strainer.
Add more water and check the salt, if needed add some.
This juice should not be very sweet.
If using ice, add ice in the glass and pour jaggery juice.
Serve with the lemon wedge and mint leaves.
Enjoy !!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 small glasses

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  1. Hello Jagruti, This is a great recipe. A great summer cooler with all the natural ingredients. I loved your photography- specially two glasses on stone slabs. You've got a very good collection of props.

    1. Hi Namita, thank you so much for visiting JCO and wonderful words.


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