Bhang is a drink of Indian origin which is made using the leaves of marijuana plant and flower buds. This beverage is popularly consumed during the festival of Holi and is supposed to have a divine taste.
It gives you a smooth feeling and inner vibrancy that makes you feel really good and high on energy. Set in the backdrop of colors and water balloons, glasses of bhang add to the essence of this colorful festival.
You can make great Bhang following these recipes and your invitees and guests will surely keep asking for more.
- 1 to 2 grams of ground marijuana
- 3 grams of butter
- Honey (optional)
- 2 cups of milk
- A pinch of spices like nutmeg or cinnamon
Kitchen tools required:
- A pan
- A stirring spoon
- A glass to serve in
First and foremost, the pan should be heated on the stove and the butter is melted in it. After this, the grounded marijuana is added to the pan and stirred with the help of a spoon. After it simmers for about a minute, add milk to the pan and continue to stir. At this point, turn the heat down and just keep warming the mixture without letting it boil. For the final step, just add pinches of spices like nutmeg and cinnamon for that tangy taste. Put it into a serving glass to be enjoyed and drunk. You can also add some honey if you want a hint of sweetness in your drink.
- 2 cups of water
- 4 cups of warm milk
- 1 ounce marijuana
- 1/8 teaspoon garam masala (mixture of cloves, cinnamon, cardamom)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon rose water
Boil the water and pour it into a teapot. Clean the marijuana of any seeds or twigs and put it into the teapot and cover the lid. After letting it brew for about 7 minutes and strain this mixture with the help of a muslin cloth and collect the strained liquid. On the other side, squeeze off the marijuana leaves and put it in a mortar. Now add 2 teaspoons of warm milk to it and grind it properly. Then squeeze out the leaves and gather the milk from it. Then again repeat the grinding process by pouring in new milk again and again for about 5-6 times. Gather all of the flavored milk collected at the end of all the rounds and also add grinded almonds and some more warm milk to it. Finally, combine all the liquids thus collected including the water in which the marijuana had previously brewed in. Add to this, the ginger powder, garam masala, remaining sugar and milk and also the rosewater. Serve it chilled and enjoy this popular beverage.