Make Chyavanprash at home – A great Ayurvedic supplement for monsoon

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Chyavanprash is an Ayurvedic mixture often prescribed for kids as an energy booster. The Ayurvedic supplement is made with nutrient and mineral-rich herbs. Here is how you could prepare it at home.

½ kg gooseberries
1/3 cup ghee
400 gm jaggery
1tsp saffron
1 bay leaf
1 inch piece of cinnamon
10 gm dried ginger
10 gm banslochan (Bamboo silica)
10 gm long pepper
5 gms nagakesar (mesua ferrea)
5 gm nutmeg
5-7 cardamom pods
5 gm cloves
5 gm pepper corns


Wash the gooseberries
Pressure cook these with some water
Drain the cooked gooseberries before grinding in a mixer jar into fine paste
Meanwhile, in another mixer jar powder the pepper corns, cloves, nutmeg, long pepper, nagakesar, banslochan, dried ginger and bay leaf
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel
Add the gooseberry paste and jaggery
Mix well until the water reduces from the mixture
Now add the spice powder
Mix well
Add ghee when the mixture begins to thicken up like jam
This would now begin separating from the sides of the vessel
Into it add the saffron
Mix well
After the chyavanprash has cooled down, store in air tight glass jars.

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