Today I shall be writing about a locally made drink. Since it is the summer season and drinks are used more often I thought it shall be better if I shared this drink with all the readers. The drink is good for health and is made from fresh plum or plum extract. In Pakistan it is generally made with fresh plums. During the hot days it provides energy and refreshes the body. Plum is full of energy and contains carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fibers, fat, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, phosphorous and potassium.
The ingredients used for making the drink are, Plum Extract preferably from fresh plum (Aloo Bukhara) 4 Cups, Water around one and a half cup, fresh lime juice two tablespoon, plum Syrup, Water three cups, sugar four cups.
The drink shall be made in two parts. First we shall make the plum extract and then dilute it to make the drink. To begin with wash the plums and then put plums in a large pot and then add water. Bring it to a boil and then cook for about 5 minutes. Smash with pestle to open the skins of the plums. Then add lime juice and let it simmer for ten minutes. Turn off the heat and then strain through muslin cloth. Discard all the solids.
After this part is over add water and sugar in a heavy bottom pan. Heat well till all the sugar is dissolved. Then let it come to a boil to a temperature of around 220 ºF. Mix tamarind extract and cook for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let it rest for some time. Now you may bottle it.
To serve mix one part of the syrup with three parts of water and serve on Ice. Serve with fresh julienne ginger, and fresh peppermint leafs.
I shall recommend you prepare it and hope you shall like it.