Back home in India, you eat a lot of fruit and drink a lot of sour juices in summer to keep from dehydration, resist sun stroke. In that philosophy, here's a new twist to the traditional pudhina juice from India. Tamarind, mint, ginger and cumin all come together to fight the heat and as a bonus soothes any upset stomachs, aiding digestion.
- Mint leaves- 1 handful
- Tamarind juice- 3 tbsp
- Roasted cumin seeds- 1 pinch
- Ginger- 1 pinch, shredded
- Salt- Small pinch
Wash and separate mint from stalks. Blend with tamarind juice, ginger, cumin seeds and 3/4 of a glass of water. Chill and serve with ice.
The minty flavour is brought out by the contrast of the tart tamarind and earthy cumin.
- If you want it sweeter, add a drop or two of honey.
- Oh, and one more thing. If you are looking for a detox juice after a particularly heavy meal, this goes great. The tamarind, mint and cumin is sure to ease your tummy like nobody's business.