Monday, December 21, 2009

Masala Punch

Did you know that the Punch has an Indian origin to it, I didn't know until  I read about it on Wikipedia. 
The drink was brought back from India to England by the sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early seventeenth century, and from there it was introduced into other European countries. The word 'Punch' too is a loanword from Hindi 'panch' and the drink was made from five different ingredients: spirit, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices. The original drink was named paantsch, which comes from the Parsi word panj for five. The word "five" ultimately from Sanskrit panchan-s. 
The version posted here again is something my Uncle did on impromptu. We had all the cousins gathered in the front yard, a chilly evening, the pork being barbecued and what better occasion to serve this punch.

Ingredients: (Recipe Courtesy : Freddy Paulose) 
Orange Juice - 2 packs of 1L each
7 up/ Sprite - 2 cans 200ml each (you could add more if you want more fizz)
Lemon Juice - 1/4cup
Black Salt - 1/4tsp
White pepper powder - 1/4tsp
Sugar only if required
Ice cubes
Cocktail Stirrer

Empty all the ingredients to a big jug and stir till all the ingredients are well mixed. Add sugar only if required. Serve in glasses with ice cubes. This drink is to be consumed immediately and not stored.


  1. hey Thats a good info ;)
    Drink looks super and yummy!!!! Nice clicks too..

  2. And a dash of vodka if you were not in Kuwait! ;)
    Excellent drink :D


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