Bael Sharbat (Wood Apple Cooler) – Beat The Heat With This Summer Drink

Summer calls for quenching one’s thirst and drinking beverages which are soothing, colourful, flavourful, tempting as well as tasty, giving a fresh lease of life in the scorching heat. Bael juice is one such refreshing drink and also one of the oldest traditional drinks in India, which has Ayurvedic importance.

Bael Sharbat

Indian bael, originally known as Aegle Marmelos, is a wonderful summer drink that cools us down, rejuvenates, cleanses, and nourishes the body with all the nutrients. This juice is commonly consumed after breaking fasts like on Maha Shivratri. It is easy to digest and is an excellent summer coolant.

Summer Drink

Wood Apple is also known as Bael Fruit. Bael fruit has other names like wood apple, elephant apple, and monkey fruit. Wood apple is an immune booster and fights against bacterial and viral infections caused by them. It is a great reliever for respiratory problems too. Wood Apple contains tannins, phosphorous, fiber, calcium, nutrients, vitamins, organic compounds, protein, and iron.

Woodapple or Bael

Bael Sharbat (Wood Apple Cooler ) – Summer Drink

Ingredients :
Wood Apple – 1 medium
Powdered sugar or powdered jaggery – 2 tbsp ( optional )
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
Cold water – 2 cups
Juice of two lemons
Salt to taste

Bael Sharbat

Method :

  1. Break open the fruit and using a spoon scoop the pulp and place in a large bowl. Put 1 cup of water and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes using your palms gather. Squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp.
  3. Press the juice through a sieve to strain the fibers and seeds from the thick pulp.
  4. Scoop the pulp remaining in the sieve into a vessel and add more water ( 1/4 cup each time). Repeat it and strain till all that remains is the fiber.
  5. Add powdered sugar, black salt, roasted cumin powder, lemon juice to the strained juice and run in a blender with two cups of water.
  6. Serve chilled.
Wood Apple

Aam Panna or Raw Green Mango Cooler | My Mom’s Recipe

Raw mango is one of the healthiest fruits you can try out in the beginning of summer. This green and tangy fruit help you deal with acne, indigestion, heatstroke. It is packed with vitamins too.

Raw Mango Or Kachha Aam

Beat the heat with this refreshing summer drink made of raw green mango pulp blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. Aam Panna summer cooler is a great remedy for heat stroke and dehydration.

Summer Drink

Ingredients:
Raw mango – 2 medium size
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Mint leaves – 14
Cold water – 4 cups

Spices –
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1 tsp
Soaked fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Refreshing Mango Drink

Method:

  1. Chopped raw green mango into large chunks (with skin) and put into a deep saucepan along with sugar, all spices, and 1 & 1/2 cups of water.
  2. Boil the mangoes for 20 – 25 minutes on low flame till they become soft inside, and the skin gets discolored.
  3. Allow it cool down completely and remove the pulp from the skin with the help of a spoon.
  4. Now add the pulp with mint leaves, in a grinder and make a smooth paste.
  5. Add water (2 & 1/2 cups) and again grind it with grounded boiled raw mango paste.
  6. Raw mango summer drink is ready. Pour into glass with ice cubes.
  7. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.
Aam Panna

Tips:

  1. Adjust spices according to your taste.
  2. Soak fennel in a 1/2 cup of water for 20 minutes.