HERALE HANNU PAANAKA | CITRON LIMEADE in Karnataka style
4medium size Herale Hannu / smooth skinned Citron (makes about 1/2 cup juice)
1cupgrated dark brown jaggery
3- 1/2cupsdrinking water
1tsplemon juice (1/2 small lemon)
1inchpiece of fresh ginger,skinned and ground to paste
big pinch of salt
pinch of saffronpowdered in a mortar and pestle
citrus juicer ~ optional
Wash the Citrons and towel fry. Extract juice using a citrus juicer or squeeze by hand. Makes about 1/2 cup of juice.
Pour Citron juice to a large mixing bowl or jug. Add crushed jaggery (quantity should be enough to cover the juice completely.). Squeeze lemon juice to this.
Grind Saffron to a powder in a mini mortar and pestle and add to the juices. Sprinkle ground cardamom and add freshly ground ginger as well. I used mortar and pestle for all the grinding.
Sprinkle the salt, drizzle the honey and add brown sugar.
Pour in the water and stir to mix well.
Taste and adjust the sweetness as required. Since everything depends on the fruits, taste may vary. Add more citron juice or water or sweetener to suit your taste. Jaggery neutralizes salty, sour and hot tastes. Adjust accordingly.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
While buying Citron, buy fresh looking unblemished semi yellow fruits with smooth skin. Green Citrons aren't as juicy and ripe.
Use lemon juice only if Citron isn't tangy enough. Brown sugar can be used as a substitute for Jaggery.
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