We all know how terrible it is to have a sore throat and congestion. If you are just begining to feel a bit queasy and dont want to resort to medication a few home remedies might help. The comfort of a cuppa chai, and that too a therapeutic one! Ginger is one wonder herb… it has such fantastic medicinal properties and combined with other ingredients this cup of chai is a true home remedy. Its best to have this chai as soon as you start feeling the start of a sore throat and a bit of uneasiness.
For those of you who dont have a cold and yet enjoy a flavoured cuppa chai..do try out this recipe !
I made this for my son this christmas when he drove from the capital and came home feeling quite ill. He sipped this piping hot cuppa chai and immediately felt the congestion in his chest easing out slightly. This is not a 100% remedy if you are really sick (then you will need proper medical attention and medication) this is just a slight help.
The milk is optional if you dont like milk in your tea (i made it with milk)
The combination of ginger, peppercorns and cardamom help clear the throat and clear congestion
Saffron is a good natural cure for depression and is a good for all over well being if taken in a small quantity daily.
Now shall we make a cuppa chai?
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 CUPPA CHAI
2 cups of water
1″ pc. ginger bruised
2 black whole peppercorns
2 green cardamom pods, slightly crushed
2 strands of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
1 tablespoon of sugar, brown sugar or jaggery
1 tea bag or tablespoon of indian chai ( this is which i used)
a tiny pinch of salt
1/4 cup of whole milk, or skimmed milk, or semi skimmed or soya milk
Put the water to boil and when it starts boiling add all the whole spices and ginger. Let this boil for about ten minutes till you get an excellent aroma. Then add the tea and it boil till it reduces to half its quantity. Add the sugar and then the milk and bring it to a boil and simmer for a few minutes more.
Strain into a mug and serve immediately with a smile and a hug 🙂
To buy Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron do contact me
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF HOW I MAKE A CUPPA MASALA CHAI