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.

Tangy Imli ka Amlana / Rajasthani Cuisine

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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Tangy Imli ka Amlana / Rajasthani Cuisine
imli ka amlana

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

  2. 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. 🙂
    The Imli Ka Amlana looks perfectly made. Beautiful picture too.

  3. 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.

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

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