How to make Adrak Navratan - A tasty digestive lemonade.

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Main Ingredients : Tender ginger , Dried dates (chuhare) (छुआरे)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

Adrak Navratan

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Adrak Navratan Recipe Card

Adrak Navratan

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : Cooking Time

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Adrak Navratan Recipe

  • Tender ginger 100 grams

  • Dried dates (chuhare) 10-12

  • Raisins 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies 5-6

  • Lemon juice 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Peel, wash and cut ginger into julienne. Wash and pat dry raisins. Deseed and finely slice dried dates lengthwise.

Step 2

Remove stems, wash and cut each green chilli into two. Combine all the ingredients and pour into wide mouthed glass jar.

Step 3

Shake well.Serve when the juice turns pink. It makes a tasty digestive ade.

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