Be it monsoon or chilled winter, this homemade kadha will help you fight against a cough, cold, fever, stomach infection and indigestion. This homemade remedy can be made from the ingredients easily available in the home and is thus inexpensive.
I make this kadha regularly at home and we enjoy it drinking hot after our dinner. As the kadha is little spicy, my son prefers adding honey to it while drinking and my husband and I put lemon juice in it. You can enjoy the kadha plain, without adding honey or lemon.
Besides the herbs and spices mentioned in this recipe, you can also add other herbs and spices such as fennel seeds, cardamom, fresh turmeric, holy basil (tulsi), lemongrass (lili chai). You can use different combination of herbs and spices for different flavors.
I add grated fresh turmeric to the kadha, along with grated ginger whenever fresh turmeric is available. I make kadha whenever I get time in the day and then cover it with lid and keep it aside so that the flavors of the spices and herbs are nicely infused. After the dinner, I warm the kadha and strain it and serve hot. Drinking something hot after the meal is considered good for the body. So then why not drink this homemade kadha or herbal tea..
So friends make this homemade drink and beat the cold.
Cheers in monsoon and winter!!
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Kadha/Ukado/Decoction Of Herbs And Spices
- 4 cup water
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 5 whole peppercorns
- 2 cloves
- 1/4 tsp carom seeds
- 1 inch ginger grated
- 1/2 cup mint leaves washed and torn
- 2 tsp honey optional to serve
- 2 tsp lemon juice optional to serve
- In a pan add water, cinnamon, whole peppercorns, cloves, carom seeds. Put it to boil.
- Add the grated ginger as the water starts to boil.
- Let the water boil.
- When water is boiled and reduced to nearly half the quantity, add the fresh mint leaves and let it boil for another 5 minutes. The water will be reduced to half the quantity now. The kadha is ready.
- You can serve it immediately. But I prefer to cover it with lid and keep it for a couple of hours. The flavors of the spices and herbs will be nicely infused in the water.
- Afer a couple of hours, warm, strain and serve the kadha plain or with honey or lemon.
- Enjoy the kadha hot in the cold weather and build up your body immunity against cough and cold.
19 thoughts on “Kadha/Ukado/Decoction Of Herbs And Spices”
Y mint? Y not tulsi? Mint is cool rite?
Thank you for going through the recipe. Mint is good for digestion and gives a good fresh flavor to the kadha. Besides the herbs and spices mentioned in this recipe, you can also add other herbs and spices such as fennel seeds, cardamom, fresh turmeric, holy basil (tulsi), lemongrass (lili chai). You can use different combination of herbs and spices for different flavors. For more recipes follow http://www.pepkitchen.com
Can we add pudina instead of Mint
Yes definitely mint and pudina are the same.
Pudina is mint
There are a lot of herbal plants grown in India which has a lot of importance and benefits. One such plant is Tulsi whose drink is very much useful and nutritious which can help fight illness and increase immunity. This video will explain how tulsi kadha is made which helps us a lot.
Thank you for a nice list of ingredients. Mid like to recommend a couple more ingredients coz of their healing power for fevers raisins 4 tbsp and 1/2 tsp method or fenugreek seeds.
Thank you so much for going through the recipe. Yes you can add more ingredients to make the kadha healthier. Thank you for the suggestions. I will surely try with these ingredients.
Ever since the lockdown has started we as a family have a cup of herbal tea everyday. I got this recipe from an instagram post (its from my yoga instructor) Today i went through your blog and as mentioned added mint leaves to it too.I tried it and It taste great. And i thought i should thank you for it. Thanks alot… Just a question having a cup everyday all season is fine? Or should we reduce or stop it
Thank you so much for following the recipe. We in our house have this kadha everyday. It is purely herbal, ayurvedic and so it is completely fine to have it everyday. Also you can try out the recipe of herbal green tea from the blog. It is very refreshing.
Stay healthy and stay safe. Take care.
I make kadha using Crushed ginger, Tulsi, Mint and Lemon grass (lili chai). Can we make in bulk and store in fridge for few days and reheat as and when we need-to reduce daily workload.
Yes you can make kadha and refrigerate for 3-4 days and reheat and use. You can also crush ginger, tulsi, mint,lemon grass and other spices together and freeze them in the ice cubes. Boil each cube in water for 2 cups of kadha and enjoy…
Hi! I have this recipe with Basil everyday. Can you share the nutritional chart for this kaadha with basil also? That would be really helpful.
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Can I store the kadha in fridge for using the next day ?
Yes you can store kadha and use it next day. Heat it again before serving. Thanks!