Christmas Kashayam || Chaitime

‘Tis the season! It’s the season of lights and pine and candles and stockings…it’s also the season of cold and sinus and flu and migraines. Fear not! Here’s a recipe to keep yourself warm this winter and enjoy the season of cakes and cookies without ever having to stop.

Kashayam is a home-brewed herbal drink used as a remedy for common cold, cough and flu. It is really simple to make and is quite tasty as opposed to the popular myth of it being bitter. 😉 Enjoy the goodness of a hot cup of Kashayam whenever you feel a little queasy and drink some more just because it tastes so yummy. 🙂

Christmas Kashayam



For the powder:

Black Pepper Corn – 3 tbsp

Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 2 tbsp

Coriander Seeds (Dhania) – 2 tbsp

Clove – 8 to 9 buds

Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Tumeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp

For the drink:



Cardamom Powder


For the powder:

  • Dry roast black pepper corn, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, clove buds and fenugreek seeds.
  • Grind all spices and mix with turmeric powder.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

For the drink (Serving – 2 cups):

  • Boil 1/2 cup water and mix in jaggery (to taste) and 1 1/2 tsp Kashaya powder. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of milk and bring to a boil. Sprinkle cardamom powder.
  • Let it stand for one minute.
  • Strain and enjoy Christmas Kashayam hot!

Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading! ❤


One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am your big fann!! 🙂 Gonna try this

    Liked by 1 person

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