CooQ : Recipe: Spiced Tamarind Popsicles/ Chatpata Imli Chuskis

Spiced Tamarind Popsicles/ Chatpata Imli Chuskis

Indian | Dessert

Tamarind
31 calories/serving
20 mins
Flashback- summer of 89... school vacation & nani ka ghar!! Me & my brother sitting on the wooden jhula in the verandah...enjoying every drop of these homemade khatta meetha chilled chuskis!! Life looked perfect. Tangy, sweet, spicy, nutty and frozen- it just can't get any better..... the sprinkle of Kala namak & Lal mirch- A M A Z I N G!! Tamarind is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin B and C & antioxidants. It is great for digestion and when combined with mint & cumin, it acts as a natural coolant in summers. Instead of depending on sugar laced ice candies, these imli jaggery chuskis are perfect to quench your thirst & freshen you up!! And the taste is such a bonus! Make yours

Instructions

1. Boil 250 gm tamarind along with 250 gm jaggery and a pinch of salt.

2. After it cools down, remove the pulp and strain.

3. To this, add, rock salt, black pepper and cumin powder. keep aside.

4. In a jar, add the mixture along with mint leaves, grind it to a fine paste.

5. Add 4 cups chilled water, mix well. pour in popsicle moulds and freeze for 6-8 hours

6. Sprinkle some salt and red chilli powder for that extra kick. serve chilled.

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