Health benefits of Bel Sherbet
Bel is known to hydrate the body naturally and also curbs sweet cravings. The drink is completely fat-free and low on calories. Bel is rich in Vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin B that increases body immunity. Bel sherbet is also effective in curing stomach ailments like constipation, ulcers, poor digestion, diarrhea and also fungal infections of the skin.
Recipe of Bel Sherbet
Bel sherbet can be easily prepared at home using a few ingredients. This drink can be stored in refrigerator for a few hours but it is always advisable to have it fresh.
• 3 medium size Bel fruit
• 3 cups of chilled water
• 12 tablespoons of jaggery
•A pinch of cardamom powder
•A pinch of roasted cumin powder
•Half teaspoon of black salt
•Crack the outer shell of the bel fruit using any heavy object
•Now break it and spoon out the soft inner pulp in a mixing bowl
•Now add 1 cup of water and let the pulp soak for about 30 minutes. This will soften the pulp further
•After 30 minutes mash the pulp with hands or a masher to make smooth slurry with water.
•Use a strainer to strain the mixture and separate the seeds
•Now add the remaining 2 cups of water
•Now add jaggery and all dry spices
•Stir with a spoon or beater to mix everything well
•Pour the sherbet in glasses and serve.
•Sugar can be used instead of jaggery in this recipe.
•Black salt can be replaced with table salt
•To make the sherbet more chilled, add ice cubes while serving or blend in some ice cubes with the pulp
Bel sherbet is extremely healthy for all seasons and for people of all age groups. This sherbet not only keeps the body hydrated but also takes care of digestion and natural immunity.
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