Monday, August 13, 2007

Cumin Kashayam

Think Spice - Think Cumin Event
Since the purpose of this event is to know the uses of spices I thought I'll post a recipe of cumin with medicinal values .Cumin is an excellent digestive aid ,an appitite stimulant , medicine for cold .
For any and all of these problems ..we get best results if they are taken in the following format.

Ingredients :
Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
Pepper fresh - 2 tbsp
Ginger - 2 " piece
Thulasi leaves- a handful
Water 3 cups
Brown cane sugar - 3 tbsp
Method :
Dry Roast Cumin and Pepper seperately .
Mash Ginger
Boil water ,add the ginger ,thulasi and the roasted seeds .
Simmer it for 15 to 20 min .
add the sugar and mix till sugar dissolves .
turn off the flame
Let it stand for 1/2 hour .
Drain the kashayam .
We can either drink it as it is or add it to milk and drink .
Taking this once a week relieves us of any kinds of digestive ailments and common cough and colds.


sunita said...

Hi Ramkumari, thanks for the lovely entry...glad you could participate.

ramkumari said...

Thanx Sunita ,for visiting my blog .I enjoyed participating :)