Drinks

Desi Daru That Will Make You Forget Imported

Lugdi

You’d probably remember this alcoholic drink from ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani ‘. Try this local drink made from fermented rice or barley on your next visit to Manali.

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Chhang

Apart from the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, it also offers an interesting local liquor as well. Chhang is said to help you fight the biting cold or to simply relax.

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Feni

Portuguese brought the cashew nut trees to Goa, but the localities of Goa found a way of converting its fruit into a spirit. That spirit is now popularly known as the Feni.

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Kiad

 This drink is from Meghalya and is said to have medicinal properties. It has a 70 percent alcohol content and is banned by the government and is thus sold illegally.

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Kesar Kasturi

From the land of royals, this is liquor is made of saffron and 22 other spices. It was served to the royal kings back in the monarchy period. It is now being offered commercially.

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Zawlaidi

A grape-based wine loved in states like Mizoram and Tripura. ‘Zawlaidi’ means love potion in the Mizo language. It made with high quality grapes from the mountains in local area.

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Kinnauri Ghanti

Made with filtrated grapes, apricot, pear, and wild peaches this drink is not like any other desi daru brands. It is vastly consumed and produced by tribals of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

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Mahua

Mahua is actually a flower from which this desi liquor with the same name, is made. You can definitely have one while traveling through Maharashtra.

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Bangla

Bangla is a unique craft and is a recognized county liquor. To buy this publicly, there are certain government-licensed counters. It has a very high alcohol content.

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