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Being made from exotic ground orchid tubers, Salep, also known as Sahlab, is a warm traditional Turkish beverage that is an instant stress reliever, energy booster and, has the potential to lift up your mood and gives you a feeling of refreshment. As it a starchy and thickened viscous liquid, it can also be added to ice creams to get a rich and unique taste. Also do you know, it has a high nutritional value to offer? The powder, if mixed in water with a little turmeric to it, can act as an effective and natural medicine for indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, heartburns, bronchitis, common cold and other health related issues. Though Salep powder is available at any online store or ecommerce site, but its specialty lies in the process of making the creamy liquor of the powder mixed with milk and sugar, which turns out to be a very delish, winter drink that you just can’t miss out if you ever visit Turkey. But what if you get a craving of it sitting at home or, want to try out a cozy beverage on a winter evening? Worry not, we got you an easy recipe on how to make Salep drink at home without much hassle. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the ingredients needed.

Ingredients :

1 tbsp salep powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 litre of high-quality milk
Ground Cinnamon powder to sprinkle
Turmeric powder (Optional)
Pistachios (Optional)

Procedure :
• Take the salep powder, half cup of warm milk and sugar in a bowl, mix them well and start whisking them together until the mixture becomes lump free. Pour the rest half cup of milk and continue stirring well.

• After the mix gets completely smooth and lump free, pour it on a thick bottomed pan and put it on a low flame. Stir it for a few minutes and then leave it on a medium flame to get cooked and a little thickened for about half an hour.

• Keep stirring the batter in several intervals to prevent it from burning. Also in the meantime, take a pinch of the creamy mixture and taste it to know whether the sweetness is balanced or not. If needed, you may add a little bit of sugar according to your taste.

• Turn off the gas and wait for the mixture to get cooled, thickened and creamier.

• After the creamy liquid gets a little cooled, pour it into different cups and according to individual preference, sprinkle cinnamon powder and pistachios over it. Also, you may add 2 teaspoons of turmeric and stir well to make the drink tastier and more nutritious.

Enjoy a pleasant, wholesome time with your close ones taking sips of warm, creamy Salep from your cup in a chilling winter eve or, surprise your guests by serving them this homemade delish milky drink in the house party on Christmas Eve. Let the sweet aroma of this fancy beverage please and comfort your guests!

Last Updated on November 8, 2021

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