List of Indian beverages
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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.
- Aam panna – made from mango
- Coconut water
- Fruit jump
- Gajjar ka doodh
- Jigarthanda, Madurai
- Kala Khatta
- Kesar kasturi
- Kokum sarbat
- Kulukki sarbath
- Mastaani, Pune
- Nannaari (Sarsaparilla) Sarbat – lemon-based drink, Tamil Nadu
- Nimbu pani (lemonade)
- Ookali – hot drink made by boiling coriander seeds, Western India
- Saunf, Gujarat
- Sakar(rock sugar)-loung(cloves) Pani - Famous in Gujarat, Rajasthan
- Sattu Pani - Famous in North India
- Sharbat – drink that has many variants
- Sugarcane juice
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Masala chai
- Irani chai
- Nilgiri tea
- Tulsi tea
Indian filter coffee served hot and frothy in a traditional tumbler and dabara
- 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.
- Desi daru
- Gudamaba – it is a traditional drink from Hyderabad brewed from sugar cane. It used to be produced from methane and other chemicals but the government banned it.
- Handia (হাঁড়িয়া)
- Kodo ko jaanr, also known as Chyang
- Lugdi - Made from rice, Manali
- Mahua – Made from mahua flowers, Central India.
- Manri – Made from fermented rice, Mithila
- 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
- Indian beer
- Indian brandy
- Indian Made Foreign Liquor
- Indian rum
- Indian whisky
- Indian wine
- Indian vodka
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