Summer is still raging and, as everyone keeps telling you, you must keep yourself replenished with juices and liquids. But why not choose fruit that are not only delicious but will also cool you down? This week, we give you two recipes featuring some rather humble fruits that are a ubiquitous element on the Indian roadside. The first features jamun or the Indian blackberry (Syzygium cumini) and the second showcases the munjal fruit, or rather the edible jelly seed of the Palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer). Easily available in India during the summer months, these fruits have a host of medicinal uses and are particularly effective in cooling our system.
Jamun Yogurt Smoothie
Ingredients (serves two)
Note: An alternative for diabetic patients is to add a little chilli powder instead of sugar to this drink.