If you are the 80s and 90s kid you probably loved that matka (earthen pot) wrapped with a red wet cloth from which the cool jaljeera was poured. This elixr went straight into glasses, topped with some boondi and mint. As you gulped down, you feel the cooling sensation ride down to your belly against the scorching sweaty tropical sun. So now to make it cool for 2020.
Jaljeera is a combination of mint, citrus, mango, and some spices. This tangy combination brightens up your tastebuds against the heat dulled brain. Due to the excellent digestive nature of cumin and the herbs, it is a useful digestive aid. Usually, this mix is freshly ground and added to lemonade which is then chilled naturally in the matkas. With the current fast-paced needs, it is great to have this as an instant mix. There are some good ones available in the market, but it is so easy to make at home, so why not!! In the recipe card below, is the detailed instructions.
Now to the current experiment
As the mercury in the southern hemisphere has begun to rise we are slowly moving away from regular tea time to juice times. Since I made a fresh batch of jaljeera mix, the experiment was the way to go. We had a lovely bunch of fresh purple grapes, so here we are with a simple one to share. Grapes are sweet little packets that I rely on a lot as a dessert. With loads of Vit K and C, they are handy and a snack too. get that bunch and keep experimenting. With the leftover grapes, don’t miss to make some grapes salsa to over the apple nachos – Click here to snack healthier.
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