Top 10 Indian Hot Drinks for Winter
Warm your insides in the cold season with a selection of Indian Hot Drinks for Winter.
Just as summer brings with it a host of cool drinks, winter is the time to indulge in warm beverages that help dispel the chills. People in different regions across India have their own special winter drinks, recipes for which have been handed down over the generations.
Ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and peppercorns help generate heat in the body and are added generously to hot drinks in this winter season. These concoctions not only help to warm the body, they also help combat winter conditions like cold, coughs and stuffy noses. The most famous is the Masala Chai and Black Tea drunk all over the country.
If fruit juice makes you think of a long cool summer drink, think again. Fresh fruits like apple or pomegranate boiled with a few cloves and sticks of cinnamon make wonderful winter potions. Check your supermarket shelves for hot Turkish fruit teas like apple, pomegranate, and kiwi, or make your own versions with a little imagination.
Look at other states for inspiration if you would like to experiment. Kashmir is famous for its Kashmiri Kahwa, a delectable blend of green tea with saffron, almonds, and cardamoms. In Gujarat hot Kesari Masala Doodh and steaming hot Masala Chai are the choices for the season. Rajasthan favours a bajra-buttermilk mix called Bajra Raab.
If your down with a cold, try the honey ginger tea. Want to go caffeine free, then our top choice is the tulsi based Herbal Caffeine free Tea. On a really chilly day, a hot mushroom tea will soothe your throad.
Whether you drink these beverages for their medicinal benefits or just to enjoy their warmth-giving properties, these recipes from across the country will help you face this winter with considerable more comfort! The other Indian Hot Drink recipe is for lemon grass lovers, Lemon grass mint tea.
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