imli ka amlana
Tangy Imli ka Amlana / Rajasthani Cuisine
Written by Jayashree
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Imli ka Amlana is a refreshing, sweet and tangy drink from Rajasthani cuisine. It is used as an appetiser.

I am in search of good refreshing drinks, something that soothes the mind and body or some new recipe with mango as it’s simmer.

Imli ka amlana is a drink from Rajasthani cuisine that is usually served with the main course. It is a tangy, refreshing, digestive drink ideal for summer.

Many of you must be familiar with Aam ka Panna, it is similar to that drink. Raw mangoes are used in aam ka panna, here tamarind pulp is used. But, this needs no cooking and can be made anytime as mangoes are seasonal.

This month in the Recipe Swap Challenge, I had to prepare a dish from Priya Iyer’s blog the She has a good collection of recipes, some go back to the good old days of Tamilans. Do check her blog. After going through her blog, came down to three chosen ones and finally decided to make this Imli Ka Amlana. I am happy I tried this, shall make it again.

A few summer treats from my blog are here. Punjabi lassi is not only refreshing but loved by all. The cucumber lassi is ideal for all age group.

Let’s make Imli ka Amlana:


  • 1/2 cup tamarind pulp
  • 8 teaspoon jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 cups water
  • mint leaves for garnishing


  1. Soak tamarind for fifteen minutes and extract the pulp.
  2. Take all the powder and grind them to a fine powder.
  3. Add jaggery in tamarind pulp.
  4. Put the spice mix, add water, mix, chill it in refigerator.
  5. Garnish with mint leaf and serve

Take a tip:

  • Sugar is usually added, but I have added jaggery. Brown sugar can also be used.
  • If you have ready tamarind powder, you can use it.
  • The jaggery that I used is of ogood quality, hence I did not strain it.

Imli ka Aamlana

Imli ka Aamlana is a tasty, refreshing and digestive drink from Rajasthani cuisine. It is usually served with the Rajasthani platter.

Course health drinks, summer drinks
Cuisine Indian, rajasthani,
Keyword amlana, digestive drink, imli ka amlana, summer drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1/2 cup tamarind pulp
  • 8 teaspoon jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • 2 cup water
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)


  1. Soak a small lemon sized ball of tamarind in water for fifteen minutes.

  2. Mix all the spices together, make a fine powder of it.

  3. Extract the pulp.

  4. Add tamarind and spice mix to it. Give a stir.

  5. Add water. Garnish with torn mint leaves.

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imli ka amlana

Do give a try to this refreshing drink, it’s tangy and tasty. If you ever make it, do take a picture and tag @evergreendishes on Facebook or tag @foodiejayashree on Instagram

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  1. usha

    Salivating reading the recipe. Sounds like a really refreshing drink. This looks like the tamarind juice we make for Rama navami.

    • jayashree

      It is a refreshing drink, but it is different from that Ram navami drink. It is more like aam panna.

  2. simplysensationalfood

    This sounds like a nice tangy drink , it has interesting flavours tangy with spicy.

    • jayashree

      Yes, we loved it. Thanks for the visit.

  3. The Girl Next Door

    This is a favourite drink at our place, tangy and sweet and supremely refreshing. Glad you chose this recipe to try out, and that you loved it too. ūüôā
    The Imli Ka Amlana looks perfectly made. Beautiful picture too.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the appreciation and it is indeed nice !

  4. Jolly

    Sounds and looks so refreshing drink. Simple yet super delicious drink and good for digestion!!

  5. mayurisjikoni

    The only things I think of using imli in is for chutneys, sambhars, dals. Never would have thought that one can make a delicious drink out of it. Full of Vitamin C, it must be such a refreshing summer drink.

  6. Jagruti Dhanecha

    I would love to have a glass, love imli chutney. Tangy and spice flavours are delicious here.

  7. chefmireille

    this sounds like such a delicious tangy and spicy drink – Would love to try it!

  8. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    I’ve never heard of this drink before, can imagine how delicious it must be! I hope to try it as I have all the ingredients too ūüôā

  9. Sandhya

    Love this refreshing drink! I will make it this summer for sure!

  10. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    That is a nice tangy and refreshing drink! Looks delicious and perfect for the summer month.

  11. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    That is a perfect tangy drink for summer jaya ! Looks so refreshing and such a diff kind of drink to relish dearie

  12. Lathiya

    This is a new drink to me…looks so delicious and perfect for this summer. Will give a try.

  13. F for Flavour

    Never thought of using imli in a drink. I’m gonna give a try soon

  14. Pavani

    This drink looks so refreshing and delicious.perfect drink for this summer. Will try it soon.

  15. themadscientistskitchen

    Wow ! That is one yummy tangy and spicy drink. Love it! It sounds like a refreshing drink. Will definitely try it this summer.


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