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.


A Shikanjvi (Nimbu pani) seller, outside Red Fort, Delhi

Milk-based beverages[edit]

Lassi is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from India.

Flavoured milk[edit]

Tea and coffee[edit]



Further information: Indian tea culture
A cup of Darjeeling tea

Flavoured tea[edit]

Alcoholic beverages[edit]


Cashew apples being squashed in Chorao, Goa, to be used in the preparation of feni


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Some interesting indigenous beverages among the tribals of Central India" (PDF). Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 6 (1): 141–43. January 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2012.