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An Easy Way to Make Chyawanprash at Home!

Bindiya Sharma | November 14, 2018

Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic medicine that has been well known for centuries.  Chyawanprash can be consumed by people of all ages. It is very beneficial to take chyawanprash to avoid seasonal cough and cold, especially during the winter season.

This medicine can be made at home as fresh amla is the most important ingredient used in it, and all the other ingredients can be easily obtained from any Ayurvedic goods or grocery store. Let’s learn how to easily make market-like-tasty Chyawanprash at home: 

Ingredients required: 
Amla – 250 grams
Jaggery – ½ cup
Honey – ½ cup
Ghee – 2 ½ tbsp
Dates – 6-7 (seedless)

Ingredients for making the spice mix (grind to a fine powder)
Green cardamom -3-4
Black pepper – ½ tbsp
Cinnamon – ½ inch piece
Fennel – ¾ tablespoon
Saffron – 5 – 6 strands

Boil 250 g of amla for 2 whistles in the cooker, let the pressure drop on its own. In the meantime, soak the seedless dates in hot water for 15 minutes.

Separate the seeds of the boiled amlas once they cool down. Grind them with the soaked dates in a mixer grinder. If you want, you can use some of the water in which the dates were soaked to grind. Keep this paste aside now.

Grind the  fennel seeds, black pepper and green cardamom in another clean and dry grinder. Add the cinnamon stick and saffron to it and make a fine dry powder.

Now add ghee to a non stick pan, and when it is hot, add puree of amla and dates and cook it for eight to ten minutes. Now add ½ cup jaggery and ½ cup honey and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Now add the powder of all the dried ingredients in this mixture and cook until you get the thickness like Chyawanprash.

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Your homemade Chyawanprash is ready. You can consume it yourself and feed it to your family throughout the winter as well.

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Bindiya Sharma


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