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Pummelo Sugarcane Juice Punch

Pummelo Sugarcane Punch
Batabi Lebu and Akher Rosh
Citrus maxima, Bengali: বাতাবি / Batabi / Jambira, English: Grapefruit
Sanskrit: Beejapoora / Matulunga / Madhukarkatikaa

The grapefruit is not to be confused with grape. Its pulp segments are pungent, tart either pallid or red and shell out easily. The fruit is highly prized in Asia, growing less today. I remember as my father also did that we used to play football with Batabi lebu due to overproduced fruit crops in my childhood days. After cutting and pulling the rind, separating the segments inside the fruit membrane, the giant lemonish fruity flesh is available to eat raw, salad, candied or as fruit juice. Its peel, which serves as a vessel for several core culinary preparations. The fruit bears multiple seeds, which is used to make essential oil.

"Pummelo Sugarcane Juice Punch"
By Barnali Dutta
Published 01/11/2014

Prep time: 00:15 | Cook time: 00:00 | Total time: 00:15 | Yield: 4 servingsIngredients

New year eve with awesome rituals

Bael Pana Bael Puree Bael TeaBeal Pana and Bael TeaBy Barnali Dutta Published April 7, 2014The fruit of the Bael (Bilva - The Golden Apple) tree, the family of Rutaceae is found wildly or cultivated throughout India. The leaf of Bael is generally trifoliate. This trifoliate leaf is symbolic of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. The Bael tree is considered as sacred by the Hindus. They offer its leaves to Lord Shiva during worship. The essence of its fruits and leaves possess an evaporating oil which is very good for human body. The leaves absorb foul gases from the atmosphere and keeps the atosphere clean. Bael sharpens intellect and concentration of mind. Toasted Bael leaves if taken with clarified butter and sugar candy powder sharpens concentration and intelligence. Ripe fruit is taken during summer to keep the body and mind cool and very good laxative. Decoction of unripe Bengal quince or Bael fruit baked for 3 hours with sugar checks dysentery and sorbet of ripe fruit pulp …

Thanda Thanda Cool Cool

Palm Toddy Kernel and Green Coconut Summer CoolerPalm Toddy Kernel and Green Coconut Summer Cooler Toddy Palm Sweep Sap Mocktail
By Barnali Dutta Published: 2014-04-04

I got the opportunity to share a very special coolified summer drink with everyone. We have great addictions for toddy palm. Let's start from the beginning. The palm seedlings or tal phopra, during autumnal Lakshmi puja is a must item to offer. Tal shash or jelly like sweet sap kernel of the Palmyra tree, sweet, clear, colorless toddy-juice and jaggery, and from the juicy mature palm, the yellow thick pulp. One will need a great effort to extract the pulp from the mature fibourous palm seeds, still we are fond of it, and last but not the least the tal misri, crystallized palm sugar lumps. I used palm sweet sap kernel and the tal misri for this indigenous drink, which we have during every summer from my childhood days.

Prep time: 6 hours | Cook time: 5 m…