Ready to use Kashay powder
Time taken – 45 minutes(to dry roast cool & powder)
Ready to serve kashaya beverage
Kashay powder is a mix of few of the masala ingredients like the noble Coriander seeds, cumin , fennel , fenugreek, pepper, false cumin(vayvilinga), Dry ginger powder, barley powder, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric powder, etc and sprouted wheat powder(for rainy and winter season powder)and sprouted ragi powder(summer powder). Of course the proportion can be adjusted as per one’s needs. This is a north canara drink available in almost all the restaurants and is good for digestion and also as a home remedy for cough and cold. Also for those edicts of coffee & tea want to either reduce the intake or give up, this is the best option for sure!!!! I borrowed this recipe from mom in law and i always have a chunk of this powder at home to relish half a cup of kashay!!!!!It is also called the summer cooler. How about giving a try??????
What you need to have:
1. Coriander seeds – 4 Cups
2. Cumin seeds – 1/3 Cup
3. Fennel seeds – 1/4 Cup
4. Fenugreek seeds – 1 Teaspoon
5. Black pepper – 25 corns
6. Vayvilinga (false pepper) – 1 Teaspoon
7. Cardamom – 6-8
8. Cloves – 3-4
9. Cinnamon – 2″ piece
10. Barley powder – 2-3 Tablespoons
11. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon
12. Dry ginger powder – 1 Teaspoon
What you do with what you have:
4. Dry roast fenugreek seeds till done but do not burn , since it is bitter on its own and will be more bitter later if burnt!!!!
5. Dry roast fennel seeds in the same spatula till done.
Fennel seeds being dry roasted
6.When roasted coriander seeds is hot enough, add barley powder, turmeric powder, dry ginger powder to it and stir in well. Powder all the roasted ingredients in the mixer to a coarse consistency. Kashaya powder is ready to use. Store it in dry and air tight containers and will remain afresh for 2-3 months for sure to relish yummy kahsaya drink!!!!!
Ready to use Kahsaya powder
Good to remember:
1.Dry roast all the ingredients on medium flame only so that it does not get burnt.
2. Grind the powder to a coarse consistency.
To make one cup kashaya drink:
1. Milk – 1/2 cup
2. Water – 1/2 cup
3. Kashaya powder – 1/2 teaspoon
4. Sugar – as per taste/Jaggery
Method: In a wide bowl mix water and milk and place it on medium flame , adding sugar and kashaya powder. Bring it to a boil and switch of the flame. Using a strainer strain it and enjoy it with biscuits or namkeens!!!!
Ready to serve Kashaya drink