Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters

This simple quick and easy drink is perfect for the Winters and to tide you over the cold days. A typical “nanima-ke-nuske” (grandmother’s remedies) & I am here in Chicago right now and it is just perfect for this time of the year! All the ingredients for Winter Sheera have a lot of health benefits:
Ghee – considered the liquid gold,
Haldi/Turmeric – considered one of the healthiest spices
Besan – great for the winters and gives the body warmth
Almonds – a yummy and a healthy nut
Now fight the winter blues and stay warm as you cuddle with your hot cup of Winter Sheera.

DISCLAIMER: We are not doctors and this is not a prescription or a preventive.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Whole Almonds – 1/4 cup
Ghee – 1/2 tsp
Haldi (Turmeric) – 1/8th to 1/4th tsp
Besan (Chick Pea Flour) – 1tbsp
Milk or Dairy Substitute – 1 cup
Sugar – to taste

Method:

1. Soak the Almonds overnight or put them in a bowl and heat in microwave for 2 minutes, allow to cool and them peel them.
2. Roughly grind them in a mortar-pestle or in a spice grinder. Set aside.
3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, on medium heat, pour 1/2 teaspoon of Ghee and allow it to warm up.
4. Add in and cook the Turmeric Powder for 1 minute.
5. Add the Besan, reduce the flame and roast it until you get a roasted-besan aroma while stirring continuously.
6. Add Milk and the crushed Almonds, increase flame and allow the Milk to come to a boil.
7. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat again and allow mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes. Mix frequently.
8. Transfer and serve hot.

Tips:

1. If you are truly having this drink to truly get the benefits of Turmeric, we suggest you slowly increase the amount of Turmeric upto 1 tsp.
2. Add in a couple of drops of vanilla if you are averse to Turmeric.
3. It can easily be made into a Vegan and a gluten-free drink.

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