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 Top 12 Indian Ginger Recipes

  Last Updated : Jul 20,2018






Top 12 Indian Ginger (Adrak) Recipes

Ginger is a perennial herb that is used across the globe as a spice. It grows underground and is available in various forms like fresh, tender, dried, crystallized and in the powder form.

Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6. It has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral properties that can do wonders for your health and help fight illness. Due to the various health benefits of ginger, it is considered a virtual medicine chest.

Once peeled and grated/chopped, ginger can easily be thrown into various sauces, cocktails and marinades to enhance the dish. Ginger Spice, Ginger Carrot Apple Orange Juice is a refreshing body cleanser with medicinal properties of ginger. Ginger Pachdi is an authentic South Indian accompaniment that combines the pungency of ginger with the tanginess of tamarind and the sweetness of jaggery. Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle are a refreshing, easy to make pickle. Stock up some bottles when they are in season and feel your taste buds tingle when you bite into a piece.

You would have heard your parents and grandmothers recommending a cup of ginger tea for so many of your health issues. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer, ginger delivers a wide range of therapeutic benefits. This ginger tea can be enhanced by adding lemon or honey. Ukado is another popular home remedy in Gujarati household made by boiling milk with lemongrass, mint and ginger. The moment anybody in the house complains of indigestion or a sore throat, somebody will bustle to the kitchen and prepare a cup of Ukado

Most Indian recipes would be incomplete without ginger-garlic paste or ginger-green chilli paste. They are now readily available in packed forms but, you can easily prepare these pastes and refrigerate them. The homemade paste is fresher and has more dynamic flavour than store-bought ones.

You all would have heard about aloo paratha, gobi paratha, mooli paratha but, Ginger Paratha? Try these all-time favourite Punjabi Breakfast of wholesome whole wheat paratha with the zesty flavour of ginger. 

Ginger, in the dried form, is called Soonth or dried ginger. It is used for flavouring teas and also to make various aromatic masalas and powders which go into the making of subzis and gravies. Jaggery and Dried Ginger Balls are a great antidote for stomach ache. 

Ginger and lemon, ginger and mint or the combination of the trio is an excellent, flavorful combination used in the preparation of a variety of mocktails. Mint and Ginger Lemon Drink an easy to prepare, refreshing summer cooler. You can even perk up your watermelon juice by addition of some ginger. Ginger melon juice is a sure shot winner with one and all!



top 12 indan ginger adrak recipes

Ginger is a warming spice that naturally lends itself to both fruit and vegetable juices, complementing citrus fruits particularly well. This Ginger Spice, Ginger Carrot Apple Orange Juice has powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger Spice is a gentle cleanser, which benefits from the powerful volatile oils present in the ginger, as well as from the cleansing and digestive benefits of carrot, apple and orange. Here are some more nutrient-packed juices, which you can include in your day-to-day diet - Carrot Beet and Apple Juice , Golden Drink , Palak, Kale and Apple Juice and Pineapple, Papaya and Aloe Vera Juice .
A soothing drink with the refreshing flavour of ginger, the Ginger Tea is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better. Ginger has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory properties. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer , this common spice delivers a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Ginger also works well in preventing nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It is sometimes used as a herbal remedy for morning sickness by pregnant women and by those who are susceptible to motion sickness. Whether we realise it or not, we all experience some of these problems, right from inflammation to dizziness, so a cup of this tea in the morning will be very beneficial. It is also wonderful for athletes . Check out our category for many more helpful Home remedy recipes.
A rejuvenating cuppa with the invigorating flavour of ginger, this Ginger Milk is sure to soothe your aching throat. Ginger’s medicinal properties are known to be beneficial against cold and throat pain, so we have made a wonderful, soul-warming drink by cooking the ginger in milk and sweetening it lightly with sugar. Make sure you wash, peel and chop the ginger well before adding it to the milk because impurities in the peel can sometimes cause milk to curdle. You can also try other home remedies like Lemon Honey Water .
Every other recipe asks for Ginger-Garlic Paste, and it has become a part of most people’s standard shopping list. It is available in different pack sizes from different brands, but in this recipe we show you how to make this commonly used ingredient right at home. You will find that homemade Ginger-Garlic Paste has a fresher and more dynamic flavour than store-bought ones. Plus, it is devoid of harmful preservatives. Sometimes, commercial brands use vinegar for preservation, which changes the flavour of the paste. On the other hand, this pure and simple version gives you a very authentic taste. You can make a large batch and store it in the deep freezer for around two months. Alternatively, you can make small and fresh batches once in a while.
Ginger Pachdi is an appetizing South Indian accompaniment that combines the pungency of ginger with the tanginess of tamarind and the rustic sweetness of jaggery. Being sweet, sour and spicy, this chutney-like accompaniment is sure to make you eat an idli or dosa more than you usually do! Once the chutney is cooked, pour the tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies over it. Do not add it earlier while cooking, because adding it in the end retains the crispness of the mustard seeds and curry leaves, improving the mouth-feel and aroma of the Ginger Pachdi. You can make a batch of this chutney and keep it for 4-5 days. You might also like to try other South Indian accompaniments like Mysore Chutney and Malgapodi .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Ginger and lemon drink, I never cease to be amazed by how simple ingredients available in every kitchen can transform into glamorous products when combined with skill and imagination. Just try this drink made using ginger and lemon and you’ll believe me! you can make a syrup with the ginger juice, lemon extract and sugar and store in bottles. Add the carbonated drink just before serving. Glass used: pilsner glass. Also try other drinks using ginger like Ginger Melon Juice and Lemongrass and Ginger Drink .
Ukado is an every popular homey remedy in Gujarat. The moment anybody in the house complains of indigestion or sore throat, somebody will bustle to the kitchen and prepare a cup of Ukado! Here, milk is boiled with beneficial ingredients like lemongrass, mint and ginger. Adding the ginger in a grated form helps its flavour to seep in really well. With the sprightly flavour of herbs like mint and lemongrass working together with the ginger, this beverage gets a super-duper taste and aroma, which will instantly make you feel better! Try other home remedies like Try other home remedies like the Mangalorean Tea and Honey Ginger Tea .
 
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You can’t think of anything better to enjoy on a hot summer’s afternoon. Better still, serve this to a guest, and you will enter their most-favoured-people list immediately! This Mint and Ginger Lemon Drink is also quite easy to prepare. You just need to perk up a glass of Limca with a coarse mixture of mint, ginger and lemon, and voila, you have a super-refreshing glassful in front of you. Summer is fun when there are varieties of thirst-quenchers like Minty Jamun Ginger Capriosca , Cool Cucumber , Watermelon and Orange Juice , Citrus Khus Cooler , Kiwi Kooler and Minty Mango Delight to keep you refreshed all day long.
This lovely red coloured Finger Watermelon Juice has its own taste and flavour.... thanks to the unique taste of ginger. It is a sure shot winner with one and all! Watermelon, a vital fruit loaded with iron and is also an effective diuretic. Besides having the goodness of watermelon, this vitality juice also contains the miraculous power of 'gingerol', a substance present in ginger that dilates blood vessels and improves blood circulation. Team up with Chawli Beans and Mint Burger or Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap to satiate you in a tasteful way when you are oh-so-hungry!
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 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like a natural, caffeine-free cuppa to relieve a headache. What – no caffeine, but cures headache? Yes, this Ginger and Lemon Cup is a really pleasant surprise for anybody with a headache. Grate ginger and extract its juice, add lemon juice, water, and other ingredients in the mentioned proportions and enjoy it warm. You will find a refreshing energy tingling through your cells with every sip, and as a good side-effect, you will realize it soothes your throat too.
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 by Tarla Dalal
An easy-to-make and wholesome whole wheat paratha with the zesty flavour of ginger, speckled with carom and sesame seeds, this Ginger Paratha or Adrak ka Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi Breakfast recipe . The best part is that this fabulous recipe is easy and quick to make, absolutely no rocket science! Since it has quite a good flavour by itself, you can just serve it with curds and pickles. You can also try other parathas like the Paneer Spring Onion Paratha and Herbed Capsicum Paratha .
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 by Tarla Dalal
What fun it is when we feast, but oh, the agony of a stomach ache after that is just so unbearable! Not to worry, here is a tasty antidote for stomach ache due to indigestion or flatulence. The combination of spicy ginger powder with sweet jaggery is a real treat to the taste buds, but more importantly these two magic ingredients activate the digestive enzymes and help to cleanse the intestinal tracts too, which makes the Jaggery and Dried Ginger Balls a great antidote for stomach ache. You can prepare some of these balls and keep them handy, to have two portions daily before going to bed for a few days till you are fine.
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