Amlana

Amlana

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amlana recipe | Rajasthani amlana drink | imli ka amlana | Indian drink recipe | with 17 amazing images.

amlana recipe | Rajasthani amlana drink | is a perfect drink to serve a special guest, or to commemorate a special occasion at home. Learn how to make imli ka amlana.

Amlana is a delicious Rajasthani drink made with tamarind pulp, perked up with spices like pepper and cardamom. The addition of black salt imparts a wonderful flavour, which is further enhanced by the minty garnish.

To make amlana, combine the tamarind and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours. Transfer the tamarind-water mixture in a mixer and blend till smooth. Squeeze and strain the pulp in a deep bowl using a muslin cloth. Add the powdered sugar, pepper powder, cardamom powder, black salt, salt and 3 cups of water and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Pour equal quantities of the drink into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.

From its origins in north-west India, the key to this quick but tasty Rajasthani amlana drink is the right ingredients in the right proportions. Chill this drink really well before serving for best flavour!

This Indian drink recipe is a great choice on a hot summer day. This cardamom flavoured drink is one wonderful, colourful treat which is pleasing to the eye due to its hue. The garnish of chopped mint further gives a refreshing taste. Some people also love to garnish with soaked boondi. You can try it too!

Tips for amlana. 1. If you don’t have powdered sugar, grind the table sugar in a mixer and sieve it before use. 2. This drink is best had within a few hours, as it might turn more sour with time.

Enjoy amlana recipe | Rajasthani amlana drink | imli ka amlana | Indian drink recipe | with step by step images below.

Amlana recipe - How to make Amlana

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 glasses
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Ingredients


For Amlana
2 tbsp chopped tamarind (imli)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)

Method
For amlana

    For amlana
  1. To make amlana, combine the tamarind and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours.
  2. Transfer the tamarind-water mixture in a mixer and blend till smooth. Squeeze and strain the pulp in a deep bowl using a muslin cloth.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, pepper powder, cardamom powder, black salt, salt and 3 cups of water and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour.
  5. Pour equal quantities of the amlana into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy73 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates18.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
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Method for Amlana

    Method for Amlana
  1. To make amlana recipe | Rajasthani amlana drink | how to make imli ka amlana | Indian drink recipe, we need tamarind. This is what imli, tamrind looks like. While buying tamarind, check for the softness and freshness of tamarind by lightly pressing the packet. Do not buy tamarind that is too hard as it might not give enough pulp when soaked.
  2. In a deep bowl, put chopped imli, tamrind for to make amlana.
  3. Add one cup of water.
  4. Mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours. This soaking time is necessary for making tamarind pulp.
  5. This is what soaked tamarind looks like. You will notice that the imli will absorb water and it will swell slightly.
  6. Transfer the tamarind-water mixture in a mixer jar.
  7. Blend it till smooth.
  8. Strain the tamarind pulp in a deep bowl using a muslin cloth. If you wish you can also use a stariner with thin holes.
  9. Squeeze the muslin cloth to strain and remove most of the pulp.
  10. To this add the powdered sugar. We have used powdered sugar so that it mixes easily with the tamarind pulp.
  11. Add pepper powder.
  12. Add cardamom powder. This gives a rich taste to the Rajasthani amlana drink.
  13. Add black salt and salt.
  14. Add 3 cups of water to make imli ka amlana.
  15. Mix well using a spoon.
  16. Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour. This resting time for all the flavours to blend in the drink.
  17. Pour equal quantities of the Indian drink amlana into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.

Reviews

अमलाना
 on 03 Sep 18 03:15 PM
5

Very nice👍🙏
Tarla Dalal
04 Sep 18 08:50 AM
   Hi Seema, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
अमलाना
 on 15 Jul 18 12:56 PM
5

so easy and healthful recepies
Tarla Dalal
16 Jul 18 08:51 AM
   Hi Suman, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...Happy cooking !!
अमलाना
 on 17 Jun 16 11:36 AM
5

This tangy, sweet and spicy drink is so simple to make. A perfect natural drink to refresh and rejuvenate your senses on a hot summer''s day.
Amlana
 on 17 Oct 14 02:20 PM
4

I thought it will be too sour because it contains imli.. but i was wrong.. the sugar and black salt and salt makes it perfect. It is so delicious and refreshing..
Amlana
 on 19 Mar 13 04:44 PM
5

Very nice refreshing drink... I will surely make this again...