How to Make Homemade Chyawanprash? Why Chyawanprash Needed in Winters?
Created by Preeti Updated on Dec 13, 2019
Chyawanprash is a common name in every Indian household, which is widely used in winters and known for ages to boost the immunity of the body. Chyawanprash is consumed by every age group, especially in winter, though it is advised to not give Chyawanprash to kids below the age of 3 years. I remember as a child how I used to love the taste of this sweet-sour tangy Chyawanprash and so is my daughter, she is completely in love with my recipe for home-made Chyawanprash and in winter, I ensure that she take one spoon of this immunity booster jam before she leaves for school, which can keep her away from all winter ailments of cold and flu during this season.
What is Chyawanprash?
Chyawanprash is herbal jam, cooked using various ayurvedic herbs. Each herb has its own ayurvedic and medicinal benefits and Amla (Indian gooseberry) stays as the key ingredient in Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash tastes both sweet and sour at the same time.
Benefits of Chyawanprash in winters?
You will be curious what are the benefits of chyawanprash during winter seasons? Chyawanprash is known for its immunity-boosting property, as Chyawanprash is made of 20-40 ayurvedic herbs, wherein each herb has great immunity-boosting properties and hence making Chyawanprash a must-have dietary supplements especially in winters. Let’s see the benefits of Chyawanprash
Chyawanprash is a powerful immune booster, especially in winters
Supports overall strength and energy in the body
Aids to digestion system
Promotes healthy functioning of the heart and respiratory systems
Helps in the production of hemoglobin and white blood cell
Purifies the blood and detoxifies the body
Chyawanprash also helps to fight day to day health ailments of winter like cough and cold
Supports urinary health
Normalize blood pressure
Who Should Not Consume Chyawanprash?
People suffering from diabetes should not consume Chyawanprash as Chyawanprash contains sugar, however, these days in the market there is a special jam for Diabetes patients, where conventional sugar is replaced by Sucralose which is a no-calorie sweetener which is safe for diabetic patients.
Children below 3 years are not advised to consume Chyawanprash as the ingredients may produce heat in the body.
Pregnant women are also advised to consume Chyawanprash after consulting with the doctor only.
Recipe to Make Chyawanprash at Home?
Wondering how to make this immunity booster Chyawanprash at home, below is the recipe, let’s get inside the kitchen.
Here are the main ingredients which you need to prepare homemade chyawanprash. Check this
|Amla (Indian gooseberry)||750 gm|
|Sugar or jaggery powder||750 gm|
|Clarified butter (or) ghee||250 gm|
|Sesame oil||65 ml|
So, first, make the powder of these above-given ingredients.
|Bay leaves||05 gm|
|Dry Ginger||10 gm|
|Chinese cinnamon||05 gm|
|Prawal bhasma||2.5 gm|
How is Homemade Chyawanprash Prepared?
If you love cooking or even love to be in the kitchen trust me you can make this delicious power-packed Chyawanprash for your family in just one hour of time. Check this
- Make the powder of all the above-mentioned ingredients, mix them properly and keep it inside a bowl.
- Take the Amla to wash them properly and pat them dry using a clean cotton cloth.
- Once amla is dry, take a fork and prick the amla from all the side,( this is done so that amla gets cooked properly).
- Put these Amla in a pressure cooker with water and cook it for two whistles.
- Once it cools, de-seed the Amla and mash the amla properly, so that there is no lump.
- Take the pan, once the pan is heated add the ghee, sesame oil, and the powder jaggery or (sugar).
- Now add the mashed Amla and cook it on low flame till you see the moisture of mixer evaporates.
- Add all the mixed powdered ingredients (step1) to this.
- Switch off the flame and mix this powder with the amla paste and add honey to this mixture.
- Mix the honey thoroughly.
- Once this mixture is cool, transfer this into a clean glass jar.
With these simple 11 steps, your homemade Chyawanprash is ready to eat.
Generally, it is advised to consume Chyawanprash in winter only as the herbs it contains can produce heat in the body, so best to avoid it during the summer seasons. Now, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make this power-packed Chyawanprash for your family and make them winter ready!
Share your recipe too, if you have ever made this power-packed Chyawanprash for your family!
| Dec 20, 2019
| Dec 19, 2019
Hi Rinki, quantity has been mentioned in the blog, please check.
| Dec 18, 2019
So please tell us how much quantity of dried ingredients you have taken.. like dry ginger,dashmool, sandal wood, cardamom etc
| Dec 18, 2019
Please tell the exact quantity of dried ingredients like dry ginger,bay leaf , sandal wood,dashmool,triphala,cardamom etc
| Dec 16, 2019
Who all are going to make this? I have already made this... :)
| Dec 15, 2019
Thanks for sharing
| Dec 13, 2019
| Dec 13, 2019
Very interesting recipe. I am sure it will help children in boosting their immunity thereby fight off infections in this cold weather. Thanks for sharing Preeti! Waiting for much such recipes.
| Dec 13, 2019
I am planning to make this, hope I will be able to!