Indian beverages form an integral part of Indian cuisine. With a climate as varied and extreme as India, the people require myriad options to keep their thirst appropriately quenched according to the weather conditions, varying from a steaming hot beverage during winters to a frosty cold drink in summers. Different regions in the country serve different drinks made with an eclectic assortment of ingredients including local spices, flavors and herbs. Available on the streets, as well as on the menus of posh hotels, these drinks add to the flavorful cuisine of India.
Tadi (তাড়ি) or Palm wine – Mainly from East India. It is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm trees, such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms. Also called Toddy (in English).
Sunda Kanji – Made from fermenting rice that is buried in earthen or mud pots covered with cloth, sold in Tamil Nadu