Saturday 31 March 2012

Bael Sherbet

bael sherbet

Its summer time folks. So how about a chilled glass of bael sherbet after coming home from the hot sun. It’s an excellent way to beat the heat. Some people don’t add sugar to it if the fruit is very sweet but then again, its optional and according to your taste. 
Recipe of Bael sherbet
1 kilogram whole bael fruit (Bilva)
 Black salt (kaala namak) – to taste
 100 grams Sugar
3 liter water
1 tsp black pepper powder (kaali mirch)
bael fruit

1. Break the bael fruit and remove the pulp. Discard the hard outer covering or shell.
2. Soak this pulp in water. Break the pulp with hands. Let it be soaked for 2-3 hours.
3. Strain it in a  strainer crushing the pulp well against the strainer.
4. Add salt, sugar and black pepper powder. Mix well and serve bael sherbet chilled.
Healthy Bytes- Bael fruit is an excellent laxative and relieves constipation. It also cleans stomach and half ripe fruit is good for digestion.
100 grams of edible portion of the bael fruit contains-
61.5% water
0% fat
2.9 % Fiber
31.8 % Carbohydrates
1.7 % Minerals
1.8 % Protein 

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