Kashaya/ Kashayam Powder (Ayurvedic beverage Mix)
Kashaya or Kasahayam is an Ayurvedic beverage which keeps body warm and healthy during winter. It is an excellent hot beverage to soothe cold and flu. This aromatic and sweet spiced Ayurvedic beverage with mild heat from peppercorns is all time favourite for people from coastal Karnataka.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 cups
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml
For Kashaya Powder
- 1/2 cup Coriander Seeds
- 1/4 cup Cumin Seeds
- 1 tbsp Black Peppercorn
- 1/4 cup Fennel Seeds
- 2 inch Dried Ginger
- 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Cloves
- 2 tsp Cardamom
For 1 cup Kashaya/ Kashayam
- 1 tsp Freshly ground powder
- 1 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tbsp Jaggery powder
Dry roast 1/2 coriander seeds, 1/4 cup cumin seeds, 1 tbsp black peppercorns, 1/4 cup fennel seeds on low flame until fragrant.
Now add 2 tbsp cloves, 2 tbsp cardamom. Roast on low flame for couple of minutes, turn off the flame and allow them to cool.
Crush dry ginger in a mortar and pestle.
Add the roasted ingredients, crushed ginger and turmeric powder into a blender.
Now grind all the ingredients to a powder and store it in an air tight container.
In a pan bring water to boil.
Add kashaya powder and jaggery, let it boil for couple of minute.
Add milk and brew it for a minute and turn off the heat.
Strain and enjoy mildly spiced kashaya while its still hot.
Adjust milk as per your preference.
Jaggery powder can be substituted with sugar.
Allow the ground powder to cool down completely before storing in an air tight container.
With above measurements, you can prepare approximately 25 cups kashaya.