Showing posts with label Grapes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grapes. Show all posts

May 3, 2013

Drakshi sharbat recipe - How to make grapes sharbat

 drakshi sharbat in serving glasses
Drakshi sharbat recipe - Green grape sharbat, another thirst quencher, refresher and energy booster in the hot summer. It is made of green grapes, sugar, salt and lemon juice along with chilled drinking water. Grapes contain vitamin-C, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus and some amount of  vitamin B-Complex etc. This sharbat is healthier as it does not have any preservatives compared to other aerated drinks. Lemon juice is added to get the desired tanginess. 

Thus we get the required amount of vitamin c, as lemon is good source of vitamin c. After a stressful work, when the sharbat  is sipped slowly, it cools throat and stomach. It has thanda thanda, cool cool effect. 

A great refreshing drink to small kids, after their play. Now the question is, do we really get all the nutrients of grapes in this sharbat?  No, not at all. The reason is some of the vitamins and minerals are slowly lost when exposed to water, air and heat. Being soluble in water, some amount of  vitamin C and vitamin B are lost in the process, while making such sharbats. But squeezing lemon juice in the sharbat just before serving and drinking it immediately is proved beneficial. It is more beneficial  when the fruit is eaten in its natural form.

Preparation time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 0 minutes
Yield - serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 glass seedless green grapes
  • 2 glasses chilled drinking water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lemon

Method
  1. Separate the grapes from the stem, rinse them under running water and pat dry.Keep them in the refrigerator. 
  2. While making juice, remove the grapes from the refrigerator. 
  3. Put the grapes in the mixer and  add a glass of chilled drinking water.Grind them on a high speed,  until a smooth juice.
  4. Now add the remaining 1 glass of water in this juice and strain in a large bowl.
  5. Add the sugar and salt. Stir well, until the sugar dissolves. Now squeeze the lemon juice in it. Mix well. 
  6. Pour this grape juice into glasses. Add two ice cubes and  serve immediately.
 Drakshi sharbat - step by step pictures

1.  Separate the grapes from the stem, rinse them under running water and pat dry.Keep them in the refrigerator. 

2.  While making juice, remove the grapes from the refrigerator.
grapes and chilled water
3.  Put the grapes in the mixer and  add a glass of chilled drinking water.Grind them on a high speed,  until a smooth juice. 

4.  Now add remaining 1 glass of water in this juice and strain in a large bowl.

5.  Add the sugar and salt. Stir well, until the sugar dissolves. Now squeeze the lemon juice in it. Mix well.
blend the grapes and add other ingredients
6.  Pour this drakshi sharbat  into glasses. Add two ice cubes and  serve immediately.
 drakshi sharbat ready to serve

April 16, 2013

Black grape juice recipe - Nerale drakshi sharbat

black grape juice in serving glasses
Back grape juice recipe - This black grape juice  is made with fresh black seedless grapes and chilled water  There are several health benefits of black grapes. Besides that, a glass full of chilled juice is a sure thirst quencher during summer season. 

Preparation time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 0 minutes
Yield - serves 2

Ingredients 
  • 1 glass black seedless grapes 
  • 2 glasses chilled drinking water
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  •  1/2 lemon

Method 
  1. Separate the grapes from the stem, rinse them under running water, pat to dry and place them in the refrigerator. 
  2. While making the juice, remove the grapes from the refrigerator.
  3. Put  the grapes in a mixer jar. Add a glass of chilled water and blend on a high speed  until a smooth juice.
  4. Then add remaining 1 glass of water in this juice and strain in a large bowl.
  5. Add the sugar and salt. Squeeze the lime in it. Stir the juice with a spoon, until the sugar dissolves. 
  6. Pour this grape juice into serving glasses. Add two ice cubes if you like it. Serve the drakshi sharbat chilled.
black grape juice ready to serve

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