List of Indian beverages
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.
- Aam panna – made from raw mango
- Bael sharbat
- Buransh - made from rhododendron flowers with jelly like constituency, Uttarakhand
- Coconut water
- Fruit jump
- Gajjar ka doodh
- Gud-nimbu sharbat – made of lemon and jaggery
- Ganne ka ras or Sugarcane juice
- Jigarthanda, Madurai
- Kala Khatta
- Khus sharbat
- Kesar kasturi
- Kokum sharbat
- Kulukki sharbat
- Nannaari (Sarsaparilla) Sarbat – lemon-based drink, Tamil Nadu
- Nimbu pani (lemonade)
- Ookali – hot drink made by boiling coriander seeds, Western India
- Pudina sharbat – made from mint
- Phalsa sharbat – made from Grewia asiatica
- Rooh Afza
- Saunf, Gujarat
- Sakar-loung Pani – made from rock sugar and clove(famous in Gujarat, Rajasthan)
- Sattu Pani – famous in North India
- Sharbat – drink that has many variants
- Sugandha Water
- Ambil or Ambli- prepared by using Ragi flour and buttermilk, Maharashtra and Karnataka
- Buttermilk – Chhachh in North India, Mor in Tamil, Majjiga in Telugu, and Taak in Marathi
- Falooda – a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients, such as rose syrup, vermicelli, basil seeds, tapioca pearls, and pieces of gelatin mixed with kulfi, milk or water.
- Haldi doodh or Hot Turmeric milk
- Lassi - a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from India. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit. Traditional lassi (a.k.a., "salted lassi", or simply, "lassi") is a savoury drink, sometimes flavoured with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices. Salted mint lassi is highly favoured in Bangladesh.
- Mastaani, Pune
Tea and coffee
- Indian filter coffee – a sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans (70–80%) and chicory (20–30%)
- Instant coffee
- Assam tea
- Balma green tea
- Berinag tea
- Darjeeling tea
- Doodh Pati Chai
- Green tea
- Irani chai
- Masala chai
- Noon chai
- Nilgiri tea
- Tulsi tea
Indian filter coffee served hot and frothy in a traditional tumbler and dabara
- Apo – traditional drink from Arunachal Pradesh made from fermented rice
- Bangla – An alcoholic beverage made from starch[clarification needed] and sold in West Bengal. There are government licensed counters to sell this beverage. This is a distilled country liquor
- Bitchi – a beverage consumed mostly by Garo tribals
- Bhang lassi – an intoxicating beverage prepared from the leaves and flowers (buds) of the female cannabis plant, consumed as a beverage in the Indian subcontinent
- Bhang thandai
- Chhaang or Tongba – drink from Sikkim made from grain millet
- Chuak – a drink from Tripura made from rice, jackfruit and pineapple
- Desi daru
- Feni – popular in Goa
- Gudamaba – a traditional drink from Hyderabad brewed from sugar cane. It used to be produced from methane and other chemicals until the government banned it.
- Kodo ko jaanr – also known as Chyang, prepared from finger millet
- Kaid Um – beverage in Meghalaya, consumed mostly by Khasi and Jaintia tribes.
- Kallu - palm wine from Kerala
- Lugdi – made from rice, Manali
- Laopani – made from fermented rice-popular in Assam
- Mahua – made from mahua flowers, Central India.
- Manri – made from fermented rice, popular in Mithila
- Mandia pej - made from ragi powder and stale water from boiled rice,popular in Odissa.
- Sekmai – from the state of Manipur. Made from sticky rice.
- Thaati Kallu
- Toddy/Tadi/Kallu (Palm wine)
- Sunda Kanji – made from fermenting rice that is buried in earthen or mud pots covered with cloth, sold in Tamil Nadu
- Zawlaidi - popular in Mizoram prepared from rice, millet and maize
- Zutho - from Nagaland
- Indian beer
- Indian brandy
- Indian-made foreign liquor
- Indian rum
- Indian whisky
- Indian wine
- Indian vodka
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