Chyawanprash is used as an Ayurvedic immunity booster for ages in most Indian households. Chyawanprash is usually made using Indian gooseberries (Amla) and a variety of Ayurvedic herbs that are nutritious and healthy. Chyawanprash strengthens the immune system and is known to be particularly good for the lungs because it nourishes the mucous membranes and helps to keep the respiratory passages clear. Here’s how you can make it in your home in a Microwave Oven:
- Prepping Time: 30 mins
- Cooking Time: 30 mins
- Level of Cooking: Easy
- Taste: Sweet
- Serves: 2-3
- Indian gooseberries (Amla) – 350 gms
- Ghee – 1/3 cup
- Jaggery (Gud) -- 400 gms
- Saffron (Kesar) – 2-3 strands
For spice powder:
- Bay leaf (Tej Patta) – 1
- Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) – 1-inch
- Dry ginger (saunth) – 10 gms
- Bamboo Manna (Vanshlochan) – 10 gms
- Long pepper (Pipli) – 10 gms
- Cobra’s saffron (Nagkesar) – 5 gms
- Nutmeg (Jaiphal) – 5 mg
- Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi) – 2-3
- Clove (Laung) – 4-5
- Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) – 4-5
Step 1: Wash, de-seed Amlas and pat dry it completely. Take a glass bowl with 100 ml water and cook the Indian gooseberries for 10 mins at 100% micro power level in a Microwave. Allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Step 3: Take a clean glass bowl and add the Amla paste with chopped jaggery, ghee and saffron. Stir the mixture and cook for 5 minutes at 100% micro power level.
Step 4: For the spice mixture, add all the spices (mentioned above) in another glass bowl and heat for 10 min at 100% micro power level, stirring every minute for better texture and consistency.
Step 5: Put all the spices in the Mixer Grinder and grind to a fine powder and sieve.
Step 6: Mix the gooseberries mixture and spice powder. Cook for 5 min at 100% micro power level. Allow it to cool down completely and store in airtight containers.