Barley Drink (Jau ke Sattu) Recipe For Summer

Serves 1

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

2 tbsp Barley Flour (use it as it is or dry roast on low heat and let it cool down completely)

1 cup water

1-2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed

1/8 teaspoon cumin (jeera), dry roasted

1 tsp. rock sugar (or raw sugar)

Rock salt (saindhav namak) to taste

4-6 fresh mint leaves, washed and crushed

Equipment needed: Stirrer/ Spoon


  1. Combine barley flour and water in a tall container and stir it well to remove any lumps.
  2. Mix in fresh lime juice, roasted cumin powder, rock sugar, salt and crushed mint leaves.
  3. Stir it well to form a uniform mixture and serve immediately.

Ayurvedic Tip

Barley drink can be consumed on a regular basis during the summer. It is naturally cooling and quenches thirst quickly.

Recipe inspired by Devi Bansal

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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!