Common names: Tragacanth gum, Katheera, Haloosiyaa, Dink
Botanical name: Astragalus Gummifer
Gond Katira Drink:
A delicious drink for relieving the summer heat. It helps you to cool your body and mind
- Gond Katira – Approx. 5 grams
- Sugar – 1 tbs
- Crushed ice
Soak Gond in approx. 100 ml of water overnight. It will get soft and fluffy until the next morning. You will also see an increase in the volume of Gond Katira. Wash it with clean water thoroughly in order to remove any impurities. Now, once again put it in a glass of water and add sugar to it. Stir it well. Add crushed ice. Your delicious Gond Katira drink is ready to be served. You can add Rose syrup instead of sugar as per your taste.
It has both cooling and heat producing effects. In summer, it is soaked in water and after some time, it becomes fluffy and soft. Consuming it in this form in summer helps to cool our body. In winter, it can be fried and then ground to a fine powder form. It can also be added to many sweets. In this way, it generates heat in the body.