Kiwi ka Panna/Roasted Kiwi Drink

Posted: May 13, 2013 in Beverages
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kiwi panna

So finally summer has arrived! Or may not be!! Its been a mix of hot and cold spring so far. As soon as you think of wearing shorts it turns cold and you have to be back in sweat shirts and jeans. To take advantage of this confusing weather, I thought to try something different by making roasted Kiwi juice to beat the heat of this hot early summer. This drink cools and refreshes your body. It has a little spicy, sweet and tangy taste. The flavor is enhanced when roasted Kiwi is used as it becomes juicy and gives that peculiar (little) roasted aroma. Its low in calories and apt for health conscious people as its packed with vitamins C & K. Try this at home and I am sure you will love it!

Ingredients :-

Kiwi Fruit
4
Fresh Mint leaves
1/4 cup
Fresh Cilantro leaves
1/4 cup
Cumin seeds, Roasted
1/2 teaspoon
Ginger
1/2 inch
Black peppercorns
3-4
Brown Sugar
2-3 tablespoon
Black salt
1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon
Ice cubes, Crushed
As required
Salt
to taste

Method :-

  • Roast kiwis in tandoor or in an oven at 150°C for half an hour or till they are soft.
  • Cool, peel off skin, transfer into a bowl and crush with hand or with a wooden spoon to a smooth pulp.
  • Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, ginger and black peppercorns to a smooth paste.
  • Blend kiwi pulp with sugar, salt, black salt and lemon juice. Add mint-coriander paste and mix well. Strain. Add four cups of water and mix well.
  • Put some ice in individual glasses, pour the panna/drink over and serve chilled.

kiwi ka pannaNotes :-

  • You can try this drink with raw mango. I think it will also be as good as Kiwi drink.
  • Don’t refrigerate this drink as it might loose its flavor. Serving fresh drink is always best!
  • I have added boondi for presentation and crunchiness while drinking. If you want you can get it from any Indian store.
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