Lemongrass Drink


It is such a hot day and a glass of chilled Lemongrass drink would definitely help. I can imagine him gulping this down to cool himself after his golf game 😆

Lemongrass is used in various Asian cuisines. However, nutritionally, lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese. It also has minute traces of B vitamins.

Along with its culinary uses, lemongrass is useful in alternative or complementary remedies for a wide range of ailments. Lemongrass is traditionally used to relieve indigestion, gastric irritability and cholera. It also helps release cough and nasal congestion.

INGREDIENTS

200 grams lemongrass (serai) pounded to release the flavour

5 pandan (screwpine) leaves tied in a knot

4 slices ginger

2 litres water

60 grams rock sugar or honey rock sugar to taste

DIRECTIONS
1. In a pot, add the ingredients except rock sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

2. Add rock sugar and stir until dissolved. Discard lemongrass stalks, ginger and pandan. Drink warm or chilled.

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