Lemonade with a Indian Spices
A very refreshing drink which is not only delicious but is loaded with aniti-inflammatory properties and keeps fresh and hydrate in summer
- 1 Cup Sugar/1/4 to 1/3 cup of grated Jaggery*
- 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Lemon/Lime Juice from 10 Lemons/Limes
- 3 '' turmeric stick
- 2 '' Ginger
- 3 cloves
- 3 to 4 cardamom pods
- 3 and 1/2 cups of water
Using a pestle and mortar or a mixie grind dried turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cloves. (I used my pestle and mortar and crushed all of them). In a vessel take 3 cups of water add the crushed spices and add it to the water and allow it to boil for 10 minutes in a low to medium flame. Then add sugar or Jaggery and boil for another 3 to 4 minutes. Once the sugar dissolves filter everything into another bowl and then allow it cool down completely.
Once it cools down completely add the filtered lemon/lime juice and mix well and store it in an air tight clean bottle and store it in the fridge as it is like a squash you can add water and serve it.
*You can use sugar or Jaggery to make this I have given measurements to my liking you can increase or decrease the sweetness apt to the Lime/Lemons you use.
I have given the shelf life as a month, but I have used it before that.