Are you a fan of paan? Then try this usual recipe frrom Nutritionist Avantii Deshpaande and Chef Japvir Singh Vohra.
Iced Paan Latte
- 7-8 betel nut leaves (preferably Kolkata paan leaves or maghai paan)
- 7-8 khajur
- 5-6 roasted fennel seeds
- 4 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tbsp cloves, roasted
- Vanilla essence
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Ice cubes and water for adjusting the consistency
- In a grinder jar add betel nut leaves, dates, roasted fennel, roasted cloves and vanilla essence.
- Add ice cubes and ½ cup water to form a smooth paste.
Strain the paste with a fine sieve and transfer to a blender jar.
- Add coconut milk, vanilla essence and blend well.
Put lots of ice in a glass.
Pour the mixture over this.
For added flavour, you can lace the glass with dark chocolate or mint chocolate.
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