Try THIS Homemade Chyawanprash To Boost Your Kids' Immunity this winter

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Yes, that's right. We tell you how to easily make preservatives free Chyawanprash at home.

Say goodbye to that monstrous cough and cold this winter with this immunity strengthening homemade Chywanprash.

There's nothing like homemade fresh preservatives free Chywanprash.

This is a very basic recipe of Amla Chywanprash with minimal spices. The actual Chyawanprash contains lot more ingredients which are very warm in nature hence cannot be consumed by toddlers. This recipe is basic with ingredients easily available.

Since Amla/Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C, I added ingredients which are rich in Iron such as dates, jaggery, and raisins. Amla or Indian Gooseberry is a powerhouse of Vitamin C. It also contains minerals such as calcium, Iron, Phosphorus Vitamin B complex. It's a storehouse of powerful antioxidants.

Most children or adults suffer from iron deficiency especially vegetarians. Iron-rich foods should be paired with foods rich in Vitamin C for better absorption of Iron. So this is a great way to meet those deficiencies in children and adults. And it tastes nice too.

Homemade Chyawanprash recipe

The process is simple. It'll take you about 40 minutes to prepare it. All the ingredients can be given to +10 months old babies. In case ur unsure about the right age for Amla, please consult your pediatrician before introducing them to your child.

This recipe roughly makes roughly 300gm of Chyawanprash

Ingredients:

* 1/2 kg Amla or Indian Gooseberry
* 1 cup Jaggery or Gur
* 5 tbsps of Ghee or Clarified Butter
* Handful of Raisins (seedless)
* 11 to 12 Soft Dates (seedless)

For Spices: (dry grind all of these below to a fine powder)
* 6 to 8 Cardamon or Green Elaichi
* 9 to 10 Black Peppercorns
* 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder or an inch long stick
* 1 tbsp of Fennel Seeds or

* Few strands of Saffron or Kesar
* 1/2 Star Anise
* 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
* Cloves 8 to 9

Method:

* Wash Amlas thoroughly.
* Boil the amlas for 2 whistles on high flame in a pressure cooker. Let it sit in till the pressure releases.
* Drain the water in a bowl. In the same water add dates and raisins. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes or till they soften.
* Once Amlas are cooled, remove the pit.
* Put the Amlas, Dates, and Raisins in a blender and make a smooth puree. You can add some amla water for a smooth puree. But remember, the more water you add, the more time it'll take to cook.
* In a pan add some ghee or clarified butter. And add the puree to the ghee. Cook for good ten minutes or until ghee separates.
* Add Jaggery or Gur to the puree. Cook for about 5 minutes.
* Then tap into the spice powder.
* Check for sweetness now. If it feels sour, add some more gur as per taste. Actual Chywanprash is more sour than sweet but for kids, you can keep it on the sweeter side.
* Now cook on low flame till the mixture leaves the pan easily and has become a sticky mass.
* The doneness of Chywanprash is, when you add a little ball in water, it will sink and not spread.
* Let it cool down then transfer to an airtight jar and refrigerate.

Consume 1 tbsp with a glass of milk or any time of the day.

Store it in an airtight container. It'll be good till 2 months. Refrigerate for longer shelf life

Note: Never Add Honey Along With Jaggery And Cook. As per Ayurveda, honey, when heated above 40 C, becomes highly toxic. Always have raw honey. If you want to add honey, always add when Chywanprash is completely cooled.

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