With Summer around the corner and the country under lockdown. Change of seasons almost always results in a viral fever or common cold. During the times of global apprehension surrounding Coronavirus it seems important to take every precaution to avoid, even the common cold.
Since in India we share our homes with our parents, grandparents, children, siblings and their spouses etc., we need to not only take care of ourselves but also of our immediate family members.
In such a scenario we have just the solution to help you practice a nutritious intake that strengthens the immune system for all the family members.
Believe it or not healthy lockdowns can be a thing with this recipe passed down by generations, a recipe as effective as it is timeless.
This ‘magic drink’ has all the properties that can help build better immunity and provide relief from most flu related ailments such as the common cold, cough and fever. It has many names amongst different households like – kadha, kahwa, qaawaa etc.
- Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
- Serves: 1-2
- Water: 2 Glasses or 500 ml
- Tulsi / Basil leaves, whole: 6-7
- Ginger / Adrak, grated: 1 tsp
- Salt: A pinch
- Turmeric / Haldi powder: 1 tsp
- Cinnamon stick / Dalchini: 1 to 2 inch
- Carom / Ajwain: 1 tsp
- Lemongrass: As required
- Black Pepper , whole or powdered: 3-4 or 1 tsp
Before serving, optional
- Lemon juice: 1-2 tsp
- Honey: 1-2 tsp
In a saucepan add all the ingredients and bring to boil two to three times.
You will see the colour transform to a deep dark brown and the kitchen will start resonating with the aroma of all the wonderful spices and ingredients.
Strain the Kadha aka Kahwa aka Qaawa into a mug and serve to the ailing family member or just simply enjoy it as a replacement to tea or coffee.
Pro Tip: Once you are confident in your skills you can adjust the quantity of the spices and ingredients as per the preferred taste of the recipient.
Let us know how you make your Kahwa…
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