A Refreshing Brahmi (Gotu Kola) and Curry Leaf Beverage for Summer

Updated on March 19, 2020
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Brahmi and curry leaf drink
Brahmi and curry leaf drink

What Are Brahmi (Gotu Kola) and Curry Leaves

Brahmi, also known as Gotu kola, is one of the most powerful tonics in Ayurveda. Traditionally, Brahmi leaves were used to help boost memory, intelligence, and relax the central nervous system. Even now, people give this tonic to children because it is believed that it can increase the brainpower.

Curry leaves are native to India. They are flavoring agents that are often used in curries. These leaves not only add flavor to the curry, but they have medicinal properties that benefit health as well. They are considered to have antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties.

They may also help protect the liver from damage.

Incorporating brahmi and curry leaves in your diet may enhance your general health. Making a Brahmi and curry leaf drink (popularly known as "tambuli") is very easy. Drink this simple beverage once in a while and boost your overall health.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Four cups of beverage

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brahmi leaves with stems attached
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper corns
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional, for flavor and thickness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, curd, or yogurt
  • water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Saute peppercorns and cumin seeds until they become crispy.
  2. In a mixer grinder, add Brahmi leaves, curry leaves, peppercorns, cumin seeds, and grated coconut. Add some buttermilk, curd, or yogurt. Grind it to get a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer it to a bowl. Add remaining buttermilk or curd and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add water to bring the beverage to the drinking consistency.
  5. Pour the beverage into serving glass. Drink it fresh! Store the remaining beverage in the refrigerator.

Important Note

1. Make Brahmi and curry leaf beverage sufficient for one-time use.

2. Store the remaining beverage in the refrigerator and drink it within a few hours.

Step one: Brahmi and curry leaves mixed with coconut, cumin seeds, salt, and peppercorns to make a smooth paste.
Step one: Brahmi and curry leaves mixed with coconut, cumin seeds, salt, and peppercorns to make a smooth 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!
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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 5
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 years 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 years 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.

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 years 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 years 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!

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 years 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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    Ashi 

    3 years ago

    @Shaila,

    What is this? I never hear of this.

    Looks delicious.

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