Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Kashayam | Kashayam for Cold, Cough, Fever and Throat Pain

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Kashayam Recipe

This is my grandma's signature home remedy for the treatment of cold, cough, throat pain and fever. Kashayam means a water decotion of a herbs or spices or mixed together. This kashayam serves as an excellent remedy to releive from cold. The mild pepper flavor and strong flavor imparted from ginger along with sweet taste from jaggery tastes divine and your kids will ask for more. The addition of tulsi & neem leaves helps to boost immunity and fights the viral infections and promote the well-being. Check out this easy video recipe to prepare traditional kashayam at home.

Preparation time:  10 mins                 No. of servings: 4
Cooking time:  10 mins                       Calories: 240 cal

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  • Grated ginger - 3 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Raisins - 1 tsp
  • Basil or tulsi leaves
  • Tender neem leaves
  • Jaggery (optional ) - a small piece
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp


  1. Heat 3 cups of water in a saucepan.
  2. Add cinnamon, cloves and allow to boil.
  3. Add grated ginger and stir.
  4. Add pepper, cumin and allow to boil.
  5. Add turmeric pwd, salt, raisins, jaggery (optional) and stir.
  6. Add fresh tender neem leaves and basil leaves.
  7. Let the kashayam boil for 6 to 8 mins in low flame.
  8. Turn off flame.
  9. Cover with lid and let the kashayam cool for 10 mins so the flavors get well infused.
  10. Strain the kashayam in cups.
  11. Healthy kashayam is ready.
  12. Enjoy warm. It helps to cure cold, fever, throat pain and cough.
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