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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. Chill this drink really well before serving!

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Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:     Makes 4 glasses
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  1. 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 drink into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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 on 17 Oct 14 02:20 PM

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..
 on 19 Mar 13 04:44 PM

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