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A nutrient pack drink for your health and vigour

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A nutrient pack drink for your health and vigour



Saffron (Kesar) few strands
Milk 1 litre
Cloves 2
Green Cardamom ( Choti Ilayichi) 2
Kishmish (Raisins) 10
Almonds 20 blanched and chopped
Karbooja Seeds ( Rock Melon Seeds) 2 Tablespoons
Saunf ( Fennel Seeds) 1 tablespoons
Green Pistachio – 20
Sugar – 4 Tablespoons ( use as per need)


Take a sauce pan and boil the water.
Add the Fennel seeds, Cardamom and Cloves.
Leave this water aside for about 20 minutes
Once the water has cooled down then add raisins, almonds, pistachios and melon seeds in it.
Leave this water for about 1 hour.
Now using the blender blend this mixture thoroughly.
Using a fine strainer, sieve all the liquid out in a cup.
Now dissolve the Kesar( Saffron ) in 2 tablespoons of warm milk.
Now take a jug full of cold milk.
Add the liquid which you made in step 7.
Add the dissolved Kesar ( Saffron) which you made in step 8 .
Add the required amount of sugar.
Leave this in Fridge for 2 hours.

Serve chilled with some crushed ice.

TIP:If you wish you can add some quantity of evaporated milk in it also, to make it bit thicker if you wish.
You can add some kewra water or Rose Water for nice aroma.