Homemade Chyawanprash Recipe
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Recipe type: Health Supplement
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 400 gm
 
Chyawanprash has been traditionally considered the perfect natural supplement to our daily diet. Get the pure goodness of this food by making your own Homemade Chyawanprash Recipe free from sugar and preservatives.
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ kg Indian Gooseberries /Amla
  • ⅓ cup ghee
  • 400 grams jaggery / Gud
  • Few Saffron strands / Kesar
  • To be Powdered
  • 1 bay leaf / Tej Patta
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick / Dalchini
  • 10 grams Dry Ginger / Saunth
  • 10 grams Bamboo manna / Vanshalochan
  • 10 grams Long Pepper / Pipli
  • 5 grams Cobra's Saffron / Nagkesar
  • 5 grams Nutmeg / Jaiphal
  • 5- 7 pieces green Cardamom / Choti Elaichi
  • 5 grams Clove / Laung
  • 5 grams Black Pepper / Kali Mirch
METHOD
  1. Wash the Indian Gooseberries. Add 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Add the gooseberries to it and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Mean while break the jaggery to very small chunks and keep aside.
  3. Take all the ingredients under the list "to be powdered" and grind it to very fine powder. Sieve the powdered spices / herbs and keep aside.
  4. Once the pressure subsides on its own, remove the boiled gooseberries. Allow them to cool a bit , then de-seed them. Add them with very little water used for cooking gooseberries in a grinder jar and get a smooth lump free puree.
  5. Heat a broad bottom wok (if possible use iron cast wok) and add ghee to it.
  6. Once the ghee melts add the gooseberry puree to it . Blend very well and cook on low to medium flame until the liquid evaporates and the mixture becomes a bit thick.
  7. Now add the jaggery and mix well. keep stirring and cooking the mix until all the jaggery melts and the mix begins to thicken again.
  8. The color of the goosebbery mix will darken after addition of jaggery.
  9. We can see bubbles bursting out from the mix as it cooks. Be careful as the mix is very hot. Keep the flame to low and keep stirring contimously for another 5-7 minutes.
  10. Once the mix is thick enough and starts leaving the pan , add the spice/ herb mix to it and blend with a spatula.
  11. The mixture will become thick and the color will further darken. keep cooking the mix for few more minutes.
  12. Lastly add saffron strands and give a quick stir. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and put off the flame.
  13. Allow the chyawanprash to cool down completely before transfering it to a sterilised glass jar.
  14. Use as per need. You can start with 1 teaspoon of chyawanprash to your baby with warm milk in the morning.
NOTES
Avoid giving chyawanprash to babies in summers. Keep chyawanprash in a dry cool place and always use a clean dry spoon to scoop it out. Homemade Chyawanprash stays good for 4-6 months at room temperature in cool dry place.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at https://www.mylittlemoppet.com/homemade-chyawanprash-recipe/