Traditional Indian Beverages That Will Make You Slurp!

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 June 2013, 12:06 Hrs
33
cmt right
34
Comment Right
64
cmt right
4
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

Bangalore: Indian culture is reflected in the cuisine and not just Indian food but beverages too are unique and are sure to make you slurp. They beverages are not just mouth watering but have a little history and tradition attached to it as they come from various parts of the country. Here are few of the traditional Indian beverages you must try, as listed by Walk Through India.

Lassi:
Lassi is a savory drink that originated from Punjab. It is occasionally flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi is a variation to the regular lassi. It contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices. Lassis are hot-weather refreshments and are enjoyed chilled, mostly taken with lunch. With a little turmeric powder mixed in it, it can also be used as remedy for gastroenteritis.

Another variation to lassi is also chhaas, generally salt and crushed cumin seeds are added into it to enhance its taste. Sometimes, mustard seeds, asafoetida, grated ginger, finely diced green chillies are added to accentuate the flavour of the chhaas. The difference between the two is that chhaas is the liquid left after extracting butter and lassi is water blended with yogurt.

Toddy:
Toddy is an alcoholic beverage that is created from the sap of various species of palm tree like the coconut palms, palmyra and date palms. The drink is common in various parts of Asia and Africa, and goes by various names like kallu in South India. It is a well known drink in Kerala. Toddy is also a beverage in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Also Read: Treat your Palate with These Delicious Indian Street Foods
Also Read: Top 5 Wine Myths That Won't Die



next new
SPOTLIGHT
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..
Finance
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
Gadgets
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Career
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
Technology
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
Entertainment
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Business
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..