Thursday, November 9, 2017

Herbal Winter Tea


Makes 1 cup

Black peppercorns: 5-6
Cloves: 3-4
Cardamom: 2
Cinnamon stick: 1 inch
Black cardamom: 1
Fresh ginger: ½ inch
Basil: 5-6 leaves
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Clarified Butter (Ghee): 1 tsp
Honey: 2 tsp


  • Take all the ingredients except turmeric powder and crush them in a motar pestle.
  • Boil 2 cups of water and all the crushed ingredients, turmeric powder and simmer on low flame for 15 minutes, till a soft rolling boil is achieved.
  • Cover  and continue boiling till the water is reduced to half of the original and is a deep golden colour. 
  • Strain and add honey and ghee. Drink hot.