- 2 tbsp chopped tamarind
- 1/2 cup – powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp black salt
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
Amlana is a fun and delicious drink that originates from Rajasthan. It’s made with tamarind pulp, seasoned with pepper and cardamom and garnished with mint. This drink is packed full of taste and the subsequent benefits you get from spices and herbs. The most salient feature of this beverage is, of course, the tamarind. But each spice affects the taste as a whole. Experiment adjusting the levels of spices and herbs in this drink to create a tonic that is truly your own.Enjoy a refreshing glass of cold fruit juice post your workout with smart water bottles from Vaya!
Tamarind-based drinks are worth the effort for two reasons; they’re tasty and they’re healthy. The taste has to be experienced for yourself, but you can learn about its many health benefits here. Regularly consuming tamarind can help reduce inflammation in the body, boost respiratory health, heal and treat skin conditions, improve vision, and even boost the immune system. Tamarind is also a natural pain killer, so a little amlana after some physical activity can go a long way to making you feel better.
How to make Amlana
Tamarind trees can grow up to 80 feet in height.