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Healthy Drinks: Brahmi (Gotu Kola) and Curry Leaves Beverage Recipe

Updated on May 26, 2017
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About Brahmi (Gotu Kola) and Curry Leaves

Brahmi is one of the most powerful tonics in Ayurveda. Traditionally, brahmi leaves are used to help boost memory, intelligence, and to relax the central nervous system. Even now we give children brahmi to drink because it can increase the brain's power.

Curry leaves are native to India. They are flavoring agents that are used in making curries. These leaves not only add flavor to the curry, but they have medicinal properties that benefit for health. They are thought to have antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties. They protect the liver from damage.

Using brahmi and curry leaves in your diet enhances your general health. The recipe for brahmi and curry leaves drink (popularly known as "tambuli") is very easy. Make this simple beverage once in a while to boost your overall health.

Brahmi and curry leaves drink
Brahmi and curry leaves drink
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Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Four cups of green drink

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brahmi leaves with the stem
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut, optional, for flavor and thickness
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk or curd or yogurt
  • water, as required

Step-By-Step Instructions and Photos Showing Brahmi and Curry Leaves Beverage Recipe

  1. Dry saute pepper corns and cumin seeds till they are crispy.
  2. Take brahmi leaves, curry leaves, pepper corns, cumin seeds, and grated coconut in a mixer grinder. Add some butter milk or curd or yogurt to it. Grind it to get a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the paste to a bowl. Add remaining buttermilk or curd and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add water to bring it to the drinking consistency.
  5. Pour the drink into serving glass. Drink it fresh! Store the remaining beverage in the refrigerator.

Step one: Brahmi and curry leaves mixed with coconut, cumin seeds, salt, and pepper corns to make the paste.
Step one: Brahmi and curry leaves mixed with coconut, cumin seeds, salt, and pepper corns to make the paste.
Step two: Buttermilk or yogurt or curd and water added to the green paste. Beverage ready to serve!
Step two: Buttermilk or yogurt or curd and water added to the green paste. Beverage ready to serve!

Important Note:

  • Make this drink for one time use. Store the remaining beverage in the refrigerator and use it within few hours.

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    ShailaSheshadri 3 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for your genuine interest. Brahmi is a rare herb. Though it is abundant in villages, it is not much seen in city markets. You can try with curry leaves alone or add sauteed spinach or dill leaves with it. Only curry leaves may not turn up very tasty.

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    Lena Durante 3 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

    There is a wonderful Indian market where I go periodically to stock up on turmeric and other spices, because they sell them at the lowest price. I bet I can find them there. I'll look, anyway.

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    ShailaSheshadri 3 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for reading the article. No doubt, it is a healthy beverage. I don't know whether you get the leaves in your place. Try!

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    Lena Durante 3 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

    I will look for brahmi leaves at my local Indian market. I love raw herbal drinks and I am very curious to try this recipe. It sounds like it has a very unique taste, and I love the color!

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    ShailaSheshadri 3 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks Ashish. I make this raw drink often. Looking at the health benefits, you can also make this easy recipe. It is a soothing drink for summer.

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    Ashish Dadgaa 3 months ago

    @Shaila,

    What is this? I never hear of this.

    Looks delicious.