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's, the people require myriad options to keep their thirst appropriately quenched according to the weather conditions, be it a steaming hot beverage during winters or a frosty cold drink in the 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. Pre-mixed mocktails such as Fizz Burst Mojito and Fizz Burst Blue Curacao is a new entrant in the Indian beverage market.
Variants of Tea/Coffee
- Indian filter coffee – a sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans (70–80%) and chicory (20–30%), especially popular in the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- Masala chai – flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs
Indian filter coffee served hot and frothy in a traditional tumbler and dabara
- Badam milk – almond-flavoured milk
- 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
- Buttermilk – Chhachh in North India, Mor in Tamil, Majjiga in Telugu, Taak in Marathi
- Falooda – a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients
- Kesar milk (saffron-flavoured milk)
- Lassi – a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
- Sattu – a foodstuff in South Asia consisting of a mixture of ground pulses and cereals
- Aam panna Made from Mango.
- Coconut water
- Frooti – the largest-selling mango flavored drink in India
- Fruit jump
- Gajjar ka doodh
- Jal jeera
- Jigarthanda, Madurai
- Kala Khatta
- Kesar kasturi
- Kokam sarbat
- Kokum sarbat
- Kulukki sarbath
- Mastani, Pune
- Nannaari (Sarsaparilla) Sarbat, Tamilnadu, Lemon based drink
- Nimbu pani
- Ookali – hot drink made by boiling coriander seeds, Western India
- Saunf, Gujarat
- Sharbat and its variants
- Sugarcane juice
- Bangla – Made from starch and sold in West Bengal. There are government licensed counters to sell this beverage. This is a distilled country liquor.
- Chhaang – brewed with barley, millet (finger-millet) or rice grains
- Cholai – It is an unrefined alcoholic beverage available in West Bengal.
- Fenny – coconut or cashew apple, Goa
- Gudamaba – sugar cane, Hyderabad – it was a traditional drink which is brewed from sugar cane.. in the due course it was produced from methane and other chemicals due to which the government banned it.
- Hadia – rice, Central India
- Handia (হাঁড়িয়া) – Made from rice mainly. Sold in rural West Bengal and neighbour states.
- Mahua – mahua flowers, Central Indian
- Manri – fermented rice, Mithila
- Toddy, Arrack – also called Sarayi,Kallu, made from various kinds of palm saps, South India
- Sekmai – from the state of Manipur, sticky rice
- Sonti – rice, (unknown)
- Tadi (তাড়ি) or Palm wine – Mainly from eastern part of India. It is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree 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 Tamilnadu
- "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.