What does winter mean to you? Apart from the holiday season and snow, it also comes with the bouts of common cold, cough and not to forget the flu 😦 !
Keeping yourself and your family immune during this chilly weather is a task in itself! One round of cold is enough to get your energy meter down.
When under the weather, you will find the remedies right in your kitchen pantry! The basic aromatic spices are filled with medicinal properties.
The below recipe is your chai/tea infused with ingredients rich in antioxidants, antibacterial and vitamin C. This will be your favorite drink during winters! Trust me!
P.S: You can skip the tea powder if you are not a fan chai!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-8 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
Cloves – 3 to 4
Peppercorns – 1/2 Tsp
Cinnamon Stick – 1/2 inch
Ginger – 1 inch chopped
Tea powder – 1 Tsp
Turmeric – a pinch
Honey – as needed
Lemon – as needed
Water – 3 cups
In a pestle and mortar, add the cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, and ginger. Crush well and keep it aside.
In a saucepan, add 2 to 3 cups of water, crushed spices, turmeric and tea powder.
Boil well for about 5-6 minutes.
Strain into a teacup, stir in the required quantity of honey and lemon. Mix well.
Enjoy hot on a cold winter day.