Takra is an Ayurvedic digestive drink made with just few ingredients - super easy and quick, it is a light refreshing drink for healthy digestion.
Takra or Takram is a super refreshing and light Ayurvedic drink made with just few ingredients - yogurt, water, salt and spices. You can have it first think in the morning or as a mid-day snack or as a evening drink - there really is no particular time to enjoy this wonderful, light digestive drink.
Depending on your digestive problems, if you like you can add all the spices listed below or if you are otherwise very healthy and have no digestive issues but would still like to enjoy this yummy drink, then by all means you can still add all of the spices listed below or select per your wish.
When you will make takra, after adding water and your dairy-free yogurt, blend it for good one minute - you will then see fat on top which is great! I highly advice to keep this fat in the drink and enjoy it as healthy fats are crucial for our hormones, brain, skin, hair, nails and even for healthy weight management.
What's even more important is that in this drink when we add the spices, you need the healthy fats to help deliver the spices to the cells and tissues so enjoy the drink as is and don't take that tiny bit of healthy fats out like others might tell you.
Takra or takram is usually made with just yogurt, water, salt and cumin powder. Sometimes during summer months, cilantro is also added as it is cooling to the body and also a great detoxifying herb but it is your choice to add fresh cilantro or not.
1. Coconut yogurt or any dairy-free yogurt of your choice
1. Sea salt or Indian Black salt (kala namak) - 1/3rd teaspoon
2. Cumin powder (can be roasted) - 1/2 teaspoon
3. Ginger powder - 1/2 or 1/3rd teaspoon
4. Asafoetida (hing) - Pinch's worth
5. Black pepper - 1/2 or 1/3rd teaspoon
6. Cardamom - 1/2 teaspoon
Simple Steps -
1. Add water and coconut yogurt in the blender along with the spices. Blend all for good one minute - pour in glass and enjoy!
Note - I did 50-50 ratio of water to yogurt but you can do one part yogurt to two or three parts water. Likewise, you can also add some cilantro and make it even more tastier and healthier for yourself.
Vata individuals should NOT dilute the yogurt-water ratio beyond 50-50 and on top of that, make sure to choose full fat yogurt.
This is it! Enjoy your takra in the morning al fresco while enjoying the sun and let me know what you think about this wonderful, savory drink straight from India for you!
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