By Prof. Vd Rangaprasad Bhat.
Ayurveda is not just about bitter herbs and medicines. Many sweet dishes are explained in detail with their benefits. Khajur kheer is very good aphrodisiac, cardiac tonic.
Ingredients of Date milkshake:
Seedless dates – 50 grams.
milk – 100 ml
Cashew nuts – 25 grams
coconut milk – 500 ml
dry nuts [if necessary].
Chop dates it into small pieces and soak it in 100 ml of milk and leave it aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
Take two dates and a few cashew nuts, chop them into small pieces and fry them in a pan with ghee until they become crisp, and keep it for cooling.
Prepare a semi thick paste of the dates soaked in milk using a mixer and keep it ready for next process.
Take half piece of the coconut and prepare the coconut milk from it and keep it aside.
Boil half a liter of thick milk and slowly add the above-prepared thick paste of the khajur (dates) by mixing it with a flat shaped wooden ladle. Allow the dates paste to get cooked for 5 to 10 minutes, by keeping the flame simmered. Care is taken to avoid charring of the paste in the pan by occasional stirring with the wooden ladle.
When the cooked Ksheera Karjurika attains a slightly thicker consistency, add 10 to 15 ml of cow’s ghee, the roasted kharjūra and nuts pieces, and the coconut milk prepared, and stir it for a few seconds. And then switch off the stove. The Date milkshake is now ready to be served hot.
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Ayurvedic benefits of Khajur Kheer:
Snigdha – unctuous, oily
Shukrala – improves sperm and semen quantity and quality
Balaprada – improves strength and immunity
Mamsaprada – improves muscle strength
Balya – improves strength and immunity
Ratikara – Aphrodisiac
Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart
Chardi – Vomiting
Arochaka – anorexia
The Ksheera Kharjurika is unctuous [Snigdha] in property, and promotes the shukra and muscles [Shukar Mamsa Balaprada ]. It is pleasant in taste [Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart], improves the physical strength and the virility [Balya – improves strength and immunity, Ratikara]. It helps to relieve vomiting and anorexia [Chardi Arochakani].
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Ayurveda Mahodadhi, written by Sushena, mentions the qualities of a preparation named kṣīrakharjūrika whose main ingredients are milk and dates.
This recipe is called Ksheera Kharjurika in Ayurveda.
Ksheera means milk (cow milk or buffalo milk)
Kharjura means Khajur or dates.
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