Ginger lemonade as a remedy for many ailments
Living in India, I really miss the Slavic food. Of course, here you can find restaurants that offer Belarusian tourists and local residents a Belarusian scrub or Ukrainian borsch, but there are no such products as in Belarus. Therefore, you have to adjust to local food and drink. Hindus, as a rule, add to the food of chili, turmeric and ginger. Recipes for cooking almost every dish means using this fragrant root.
A variety of spices includethis product. It is easy and simple to find not only the fresh root, but also its marinated, milled and pasty appearance. Surprisingly, ginger lemonade is not so common here. As explained to me by local aborigines, this is due to the presence of root in food, so all useful substances people get from there, and common beverages that perfectly quench thirst are such as sugar cane juice and coconut water.
However, here and there you can find a smallan enterprise or even a household that produces cucumber cocktails and ginger lemonade. An Indian drink containing a fragrant root is produced according to all traditional rules. First of all, the fragrant root is cleaned and cleansed. Then each piece is rubbed on a grater. When there is enough ginger in the container, it is poured with water. Some time (about a day), this drink is insisted. Then the liquid is poured into several separate containers.
Depending on the recipe, in ginger lemonadevarious natural supplements and spices will be added. A drink with honey and lime is considered to be traditional. A huge popularity is enjoyed by lemonade, in which there is Indian spice chat masala. It contains the following ingredients: iodized and black salt, mango powder, caraway seeds, mint leaves, black pepper, dried ginger, coriander, pomegranate seeds, chili, nutmeg, cloves, citric acid and asafatida. Therefore, without exaggeration, we can say that the ginger lemonade prepared with the addition of this seasoning turns into a cocktail.
However, there are traditional methods of extractionuseful properties from this fragrant root. Incidentally, it is this spice is a wonderful medicinal product, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Even in antiquity, its healing properties and the ability to treat bites of poisonous animals were noticed. Therefore, a huge number of medicines and traditional medicine includes ginger.
How to make a healthy drink from thisspicy root of the house? To do this, we need a small piece of this spice, lemon or lime, honey or sugar (if you, like me, sweet tooth) and a little patience.
First get rid of the ginger peel. I warn that the skin is tight against the fetus, so it's best not to cut it, but to scrape it off. Next, on a small grater, rub the spine or simply cut it. Prepared by warm water (its temperature should not be more than 70 degrees Celsius, as boiling water will kill many useful properties of ginger) we pour the sliced mass and, having covered the container with a lid, let us brew for a certain time. I sometimes leave for 8-12 hours. Many believe that it will be enough and 2 hours. It all depends on what flavor and taste you want to achieve: if you prefer a spicy and pungent taste - hold on longer. Next, I strain the drink and add lime and honey to it.