Monday, December 1, 2008

KHASHAY

Khashay is the medicinal and traditional drink, which is prepared at the time when one suffers from cold or fever. Its the best home remedy to get a quick relief. Its good to have 3 to 4 times a day. I prepare khashay thesedays as all we 3 are suffering from bad cold and cough:(. One thing I would like to share and also very interesting is my motheinlaw will add a new ingredient and that is a piece of coconut shell. It is said that the coconut shell too contains some medicinal effects. If anyone adding new extra ingredients, then please let me know so that it will be useful for all of us.

INGREDIENTS.

4 Cubes Jaggery.

1 Cup Water.

5 to 6 Crushed Peppercons.

3 1 inch pieces Crushed fresh ginger.

2 Cloves.

1 tsp Jeera.

1/4 cup Coriander seeds.

Pinch of Turmeric.

Small piece of Coconut shell.

Few Basil leaves (Optional).

METHOD.

In a pan dissolve the jaggery with water. Add all the ingredients and bring to boil.(Instead of jaggery, honey can also be used.)


Simmer for 5 min. Using the filter, pour the drink into the glass and serve warm.


Enjoy!!

31 comments:

Usha said...

Very useful and timely tip...have never heard of medicinal properties of coconut shell, how interesting !

sowmya said...

good one..thanks for sharing...as usha said adding coconut shell is something new..am not so sure. but carom seeds(ajwain is als added in the kashayam as we call it...

Suma Rajesh said...

woo..thats a quick comment usha nd soumya...yes i have heard ajwain .gud for digestion tooo...thanks 4 the info soumya..

Jaishree said...

In same way i prepare kashayam but instead of coconut I use ajwain(omam)and dry ginger.This kashayam is not only for cold.. for bodyache also...adding corriender is curing Pitham, adding tulsi dissolves Kabam...so many medicinal cures are there...Nice sharing...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow coconut shell also carries medicinal values. "Kashyam" that is what it is called in Telugu. My MIL adds dry ginger and sometimes honey too. Simple home remedy.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is very useful.. and everything is available at home anytime.

DEESHA said...

i drink this too whenever I have cold & cough .. good recipe suma

Valarmathi said...

This one is very useful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Happy cook said...

This is much more better than taking any medicines.

notyet100 said...

thnks for the much needed recipe for delhi winters,...:-)

Roopa said...

Perfect for a cold weather :) I remember my mom making this when we fall sick .

Purva Desai said...

Well timed post, its becoming chilly day by day and this remedial drink has come at the right time...
Thanks suma for sharing

anudivya said...

That is so cool! I used to drink this whenever I was sick. I actually like it... :)

Curry Leaf said...

IT is a much needed and sought after recipe.Thanks

ranji said...

Good one suma...ya me too make this whenever one of us have cold...very very effective...those peppercorns really clears the throat :)..i hope u all are well now!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sound so good. I think it is very useful post for me as I catch cold quite often. Will try it today itself....

Shama Nagarajan said...

good homemade medicine....nice entry

SriLekha said...

ur recipe looks so authentic!

Jeena said...

Great cold remedy. :-)

Laavanya said...

That looks like a tasty khashayam - perfect for this weather & cold season.

srikars kitchen said...

looks really nice & perfect..

Andhra Flavors said...

very usefull post suma

Andhra Flavors said...

very usefull post suma

raaji said...

My grandma makes this whenevr anyone in our house gets hold of slight cough....it really works wonder..though its hard to takein.

Uj said...

Hey... how are you both doing now? Very useful post

Priya said...

Prefect for cold weather...i used to prepare almost the same..great one Suma..

Srivalli said...

Thats really very interesting..never heard abt the shell being useful!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This sis how my mom make kashaya fo me when i catch cold,thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sharmi said...

hi Suma, this is very useful recipe during winters. kids keep catching cold and this will help them a lot.

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks all..i know its useful during this climate..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey suma, i tried this...in fact i am having it right now.. it is soooo soothing for the throat. very good recipe.