Indian local drink and beverage
Every state of India has its own local drinks and beverage which are not only testy but also healthy.Indian drink or Indian beverage is a popular part of the Indian cuisine and has an array of drinks that are both unique and refreshing. Here is the list most popular local drinks and beverages from all over India.
Masala Chai: Tea is the most famous and flavoured beverage in India, made by black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. One can see Chaiwala on most of the streets or small roadside shops in India.
Aam Panha: This is the first choice of people in summer .it is sour in test and made from unripe mangoes,salt, Jeera powder, chillies,coriander leaves,mint.it helps us to protect ourselves from sun stroke.it maintains body temperature in summer.
Chaach: Buttermilk is also known as Majige,Tak, Moru and Chaach, a slightly sour milk best to have in warm climates.Punjab Buttermilk and Lassi are well famous for its unique flavour.
Lassi: The most popular and traditional Yogurt based drink,Lassi originates in the Punjab region and another cooling and refreshing drink to have in the summers. Mango Lassi,Sweet lassi and Bhang lassi are few popular variation to the normal lassi.
Shikanje: It is very cheap drink which is made from sugar,water and lemons.it is called Neebu pani in Hindi and lemonade in English.Its good source of getting energy and vitamin c .
Thandai: Bhang or thandai is made from milk and dry fruits which makes it tasty and healthy. It is specially drunk in maha shivratri with putting bhang.it is favourite drink of lord Shiva.
Kosna: The traditional rice beer also known as Chuak, Chhang and Sonti, It is quite popular in most of the Indian state such as Assam, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. All the tribal regions used to drink rice beer as a part of festivals feature.
Kokum Sherbet: Kokum Sherbet is a sweet drink and very popular is Maharashtra state, made byGarcinia indica or Kokum squash. Kokum sherbet improves the digestion and cools the body during summers.
Sol kad: Sol kadi is a popular drink around coastal India, It is a refreshing Konkani drink a hint of kokum and a light coconut base. The nice pink coloured creamy sol kadi has a unique flavour and must try local drink in Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa.
Toddy: The Palm wine are known as toddy in Kerala,tadi in Madhya Pradesh, and kallu in the Andhra Pradesh state. palm toddy is an alcoholic beverage created from all species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms.
Mahua: Mahua flowers are used to produce an alcoholic drink in Chhattisgarh and other tribal state of India. Mahua drinks is a local drinks mostly popular with tribes of Chhattisgarh,Mahua tree is also used as traditional medicines.
Fenny: Fenny is a local drink of Goa, made by either coconut or cashew apple and classified as a country liquor. Local drinks is very cheap in most shacks and bars, restaurants of Goa.
Jal-Jeera: The popular summer drink is consists of cumin, ginger, black pepper, mint, black salt and the powder used to flavor this drink.
Kyat :-Rendering verve to any celebration, Kyat is one such drink of Meghalaya without which no occasion is complete. Every bar of this place serves this refreshing and tasty drink which is made from fermented rice. Tourists flocking to this place also like to taste this drink called "Kyat".
Chaan :- To really enjoy some true sikkimise beverage, go for Chhang which is served in wooden mugs during the winter time. It is a truly outstanding beer, made to complement the food, tradition and heritage of Sikkim.
Thaara :- It is a brewed alcoholic drink made from sugarcane and is often consumed by poor people in many parts of India like Kanpur, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nasik.
Gulab Sharbat :- A superb concoction of lemon juice, cardamom seeds, rose petals and sugar, Gulab sarbat is a traditional beverage of Rajasthan and is relished in the summer season, especially when the temperature level soars. It helps cool your mind and body.
Handia :-Native to West Bengal, Handia is a famous drink amongst the tribals of this state. It is prepared by fragmenting rice with a mixture of around 25 herbs. This drink has also become a source of income for jobless folks of the region. Give it a shot to beat the heat!!
Chauk :- Consumed on main events of any Tripura rite as a ritual, Chauk is a beer made from rice and relished by both the locals and the tourists who throng the state from all over the world. You can relish it the same way you relish traditional Indian liquors.
Bejois :- The best selling drink of Kerala, Bejois is a celebrated brand owned by Jagdale industries. The industry is planning to add many other flavors like apple, orange and pineapple beverages to its existing array of grape, mango and guava drinks. Having it would be the best experience of lifetime.
Sonti :-An alcoholic drink, made from rice, Sonti is called Nihonshu in Japanese and rice wine in English. It is a great drink that can act as a counter against thirst and high temperature. It is found in many parts of Orissa and Karnataka.
Faluda :- A sweet beverage made by adding many ingredients like milk, rose syrup,jelly pieces, ice cream and vermicelli, Falooda is a great drink considering the many health benefits it brings to the table . Besides this, the basil seeds added in it acts as a source of nutrition. So relish this drink after having some spicy food!!
Sattu :-Tendering energy and easy to digest, Sattu is famous in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. It refreshes one’s mind and body. Sattu is a yummy beverage which is best to consume in the scorching summer days.
Mandia Pej :- Keep your body cool with a refreshing drink called Mandia Pej which is a popular tribal drink of Odisha. It is made at homes and can be consumed by people of all ages.
Angoori :- Also known as Kinnauri in Kinnaur district of Himachal pradesh, Angoori is one of the famous beverages consumed during fairs and other events held by the people of this region. In the making of angoori, green and red grapes are used.
Kahwa:- Mouthwatering yet different, Kahwa is a traditional chai consumed in Kashmir valley. It renders relief from headache and is taken mostly when the weather is cold. Regular kahwa is generally light brown in color, so try adjusting the ingredients in the correct way. If the color of the kahwa is dark, try squeezing a lemon in it.
Nun Chai :- Nun Chai, a salty chai of Kashmir, is very tasty and pink in color. It is consumed a lot by the people of Kashmir. It is a green tea which is boiled for some time and then a cup of milk and pinch of salt is added to it.