Monday, January 22, 2007

Inji Kashayam

Inji kashayam, a medicinal drink made with fresh ginger,pepper,coriander seeds and jaggery.This is mother in law's famous recipe to make us all feel better when we are down with cold,indigestion or even nausea.Simple and easy to make and this is my entry for JFI-Ginger by Rosie.

Ingredients

Fresh ginger - 1 inch piece
Coriander seeds - 1tbsp
Whole Peppercorns - 1tbsp
Jaggery - 3tbsp(use it according to your taste)
Water - 2 cups

Method

Crush ginger in a mortar.Add water in a sauce pan and heat it.While its heating add ginger,coriander seeds, pepper and jaggery.Bring this to a boil and let it boil for about 5-6 minutes.Sieve it through a tea filter.Serve hot to feel better.



Tips : While buying ginger, look for the longer ginger root 'cause, the longer the ginger root, the fresher it is.

12 comments:

Mallika said...

This drink reminds me of what my nani gave me when I was sick. I think she called it Kadha (kar-ha).

Sounds so warming for this awful cold weather...

Rashmi said...

I was looking for this recipe.
Thanks for sharing.

USHA said...

Hi Maheswari,

Challah looks very awesome, i know how you have felt to slice it.Wondeful presentation...

Inji Kashayam is a good entry for JFI-Ginger, i remember my ganny prepares us, when we suffer from cold etc.,

I always like your tip part,it is almost will be a new tip which i never came in any magazine or other media...

sailaja said...

That's exactly what I need right now. I'm going to prepare it right away, down with a cold. :(

Great entry, Maheswari.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Maheshwari

Thanks for the kashayam recipe. I am sure it will be really useful for this cold winter.

Asha said...

Blogger gave me lot of trouble today,just came back from the Dentist and couldn't open my blog!
Kashayam is a great entry,my grandmother made this at home!:)

Hema said...

A beautiful entry to the JFI. We add honey instead of jaggery. A very effective homemade remedy indeed!

swapna said...

wow maheswari..
kashayam recipe is good..thanks for sharing..

Maheswari said...

Thanks you all..

Deepa said...

I will try this kashayam, hope this will make me feel better with my throat infection.

Jagadeesh Arunachalam said...

Exact recipe i was looking for.
Thanks for the post

littleimp said...

Thank you to share this recipe :-)