Burhani | Borhani is a thick, frothy, herby and spicy savory drink. Made with yogurt (doi | curd), cumin, ginger, mustard, green chili and mint leaves. Mustard seeds powder brings unique flavor and taste in burhani. Burhani is a ultimate summer cooler and the best probiotic iftar drink.
About The Recipe
Bangladeshi Burhani is very similar to our chaas (savoy lassi). Burhani is also known as Borhani in Bangladesh. This is a probiotic drink.
The main ingredient in this drink is mustard seeds powder. This gives the drink a very distinct flavour and taste. Burhani is often served with meal in Bangladesh weddings. This helps in washing out the spicy food from throat and helps in reducing acidity. Burhani after a spicy meal keeps the tummy cool.
What does Borhani taste like?
Borhani taste like our chaas but with strong pungent smell of mustard seeds powder. This is mildly spicy with the hint of ginger.
Some add black salt to this. Black salt helps in deigestion and eases acidity. Black salt too add distictive flavour.
Is Borhani good for health?
Yes. Being probiotic drink, this helps in boosting immunity and digestion. A glass of chilled borhani is the best summer drink ever. Thirst quencher, borhani is best during Ramadan.
Cooking From A Country – Bangladesh
It is the time for the Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge. This is a theme-based event. We bunch of food bloggers come together and share our theme-based recipes. We celebrate a new theme every month. Depending on the theme we post our recipes.
Allhumdulliah we are celebrating 15th month of this theme based event. The theme for this month is Cooking From A Country – BANGLADESH. Upon googling, I found Bangladesh food is much like our Bengal food. Mostly sweets & desserts like ChomChom, Rosogolla, Rosmalai, etc. Further reading, I found most of the spices and ingredients used in Bangladeshi recipes are like our Indian recipes. Bangladeshi cuisine has been shaped by its rich culture and diverse history. It incorporates many cosmopolitan influences from the invaders and rulers who visited and ruled over the period in Bangladesh.
Burhani | Borhani
After learning about diverse and beautiful Bangaldeshi Cuisine, I choose to share with you this popular and flavorful yogurt-based drink Burhani. This helps in digestion and served usually preceding a lavish meal.
A quick and easy drink which is made by whisking yoghurt, ground spices and herbs. The addition of mustard powder gives aromatic flavor and delectable taste to this burhani. I served this cool and refreshing drink with spicy Dahiwale Aloo and Jeera Rice as you can see in the pictures.
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Ingredients To Make Burhani
Curd | Yogurt – I always use fresh and homemade curd in making this recipe. Curd acts as pro biotic and the good bacteria helps to clear out the digestive system.
Mustard seeds powder – adds flavour and aroma to the drink.
Green chili – brings fiery taste in the drink.
Cumin seeds – earthy, nutty and warm cumin seeds (jeera) will not only help in digestion but also will bring refreshing taste in the drink.
Black salt – brings sharp taste to the drink. Helps in digestion and eases acidity.
Ginger root – adding ginger will give a nice zing to the recipe.
MInt Leaves – brings freshness in burhani.
- 2 cups plain Yogurt/Curd, whisked
- ¼ tsp. black Mustard seeds powder
- ¼ tbsp. roasted Coriander powder
- 1 Green chilli, chopped
- 1 tsp. Cumin seeds
- ½ cup loosely packed Mint leaves
- ½ cup loosely packed Coriander leaves
- ¼ tbsp. roasted Cumin powder
- ½ tbsp. black Salt
- 1 1’inch Ginger root, minced
- ½ tsp. white Pepper powder
- ½ tbsp. Sugar
- ¾ cup Water
- 3-4 Mint leaves, for garnish
How to make Burhani
- First in a blender add mint leaves, coriander leaves, chopped green chili and minced ginger. Puree until smooth.
- Then add roasted coriander powder, cumin powder, mustard seeds powder, white pepper powder, sugar and black salt. Blend again by adding whisked yogurt and water. Whizz until frothy.
- Finally pour this into serving glasses.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves and sprinkle a pinch of black salt or pepper.
- Serve chilled.
- I used chilled curd and water to make this Burhani, so I served it immediately after meal.
- Add love to make this Burhani taste ‘Yummy’.
Lubna's Serving Suggestion:
Burhani is the best summer drink. You can served chilled burhani on any hot day.
A cool drink like burhani is best after a spicy meal.
I make a big pitcher of this to serve with spicy main course like biryani or bagara kahana.
You can make this ahead and serve chilled in iftar during Ramadan.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1463mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 16g