Kashayam By Chef Kunal Kapur
Kashayam is a variety of chai that’s popular during the monsoon. Chef Kunal Kapur shares this age-old medicinal chai recipe.Read More
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp fennel seeds
8-10 green cardamom
water as required
1 tsp dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp jaggery powder
- In a pan lightly roast, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 6-7 cloves, and 8-10 green cardamom and set aside.
- Transfer all the lightly roasted masalas into a pestle and grind it.
- In another vessel, add water as required and let it boil. Once it comes to a slight boil add the kashayam powder along with 1 tsp dry ginger powder and ½ tsp turmeric powder.
- Boil it for further 2-3 minutes. strain the kashayam and mix 1 tsp jaggery powder to it.
- Kashayam is ready to serve.
Kashayam, a traditional medicinal beverage, is made from whole spices that are mildly dry roasted on slow flame; this process removes any moisture from the spices and activates the essential oils in the spices. These are hand-pounded coarsely and boiled in water with little turmeric and dry ginger powder. The trick is not over boiling this mixture as all these spices tend to give out a bitter taste if over boiled.
This Kashayam is strained and served with a spoon of jaggery. Drinking the Kashayam in the mornings on an empty stomach will do wonders for your body and give it the necessary balance.