Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ginger Juice/Inji kashaayam

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Ginger/Inji kashaayam is my mother's signature home remedy recipe for enhancing digestion and preventing indigestion. I prefer to call it ginger juice rather than kashaayam as its very tasty with the goodness of ginger, jaggery and lemon. My mother used to serve this juice generally after a heavy meal(ususally restaurant food) to prevent indigestion. I also used to be a ghee lover during my school days. When I felt sick due to over eating of ghee, my mother used to give this and I would be alright within few hours. Or just eating a small piece of ginger with a bit of salt coated on it did wonders for me. Sadhana and Muskaan's Home Remedy event gave me a chance to prepare this juice by myself.(ofcourse got the recipe from my mother) Just then I realised how easy it is to make this kashaayam.
Here is the recipe.
Ingredients to make around 3 cups of inji juice(I gues one person can have around 1/4 cup of juice on single serve. I have 1/2 cup. :-))

Fresh Ginger: 50gms(skin removed, washed and cut into medium sized pieces) Coriander seeds: 1 tbsp Jeera/Cumin seeds: 1 tsp Jaggery: 3/4th cup(or less broken into piece) Juice of one medium sized lemon Water: around 3 cups
Procedure


1. Soak coriander seeds and cumin seeds in water in a small bowl for half an hour.(add around 1/4 cup water or till the seeds are immersed) 2. After half an hour, drain water(don't throw the water) and grind the soaked seeds along with ginger in a mixer. 3. If needed add more water(drained water can be used for this) and grind until ginger and the seeds are ground well. 4. Strain the juice in a bowl. 5. Add more water(from the measured 3 cups) to the pup that remains in the strainer and strain again. 6. Do the same a couple of times more till the juice is completely removed from the pulp. 7. Add the rest of water(if you want it a bit strong reduce the water to 2 1/2 cups) 8. Add jaggery. After few minutes once the jaggery is dissolved completely, add lemon juice and stir once or twice and serve.
Note: This juice can be given to childern too(5 years and above). If giving only for adults, water and jaggery quantities can be decreased to get stronger juice/kashaayam. It can be refrigerated upto a day.
This is my entry to Sadhana and Muskaan's Home Remedies event.

19 comments:

  1. Inji kashayam and pudin hara are the only two that work like magic when you have an indigestion. Excellent one Priya.

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  2. Loved the recipe Priya. I have been looking for a good one for cough as well. I think this might help because of ginger and lemon?

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  3. Good recipe Priya, Ginger is Amma`s remedy for cold, indigestion, headache and many other ailments.

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  4. I loved the recipe,Ingredients are very simple...Healthy and Tasty drink....

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  5. thanx for sharing ,will giv a try...

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  6. such a healthy drink! simple n wonderful remedy! thanks alot for sharing this recipe.
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  7. Inji kashayamm is so good for health...i make them once in a while, when I get sick. THanks for the recipe...picture is beautiful

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  8. Looks fantastic, thanks for participating in the event.

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  9. Healthy recipe! perfect for the event.

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  10. Ginger juice sounds very healthy!

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  11. Thank u for sharing....love the flavour provided by the ingredients...nice presentation....

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  12. I somehow want to make my kid drink this one,so much medicinal values!

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  13. Priya,
    We are going to post the round up for home remedies tomorrow, please do email the entry details with a photo.

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  17. Hi priya, I had taken ginger kashayam & it really a good betterment for indigestion...can i take this weekly twice for better result. .i think doctors want to answer my question still i expect answer from you too...please . .Karthik

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