Kadha Recipe | An Ayurvedic drink to fight cold, flu, infections

Traditional home remedy for cold-cough-seasonal infections | Decoction of herbs & spices | Immune booster drink | Herbal-Ayurvedic-Medicinal drink
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Kadha also known as Karha is an Ayurvedic drink that is recommended to be consumed during Monsoons and Winters. Kadha boosts your immunity to fight against cough, cold, fever and general illness that might onset due to seasonal changes.

This medicinal drink is actually a kind of Herbal Tea that is made with boiling assorted herbs and spices like cloves, tulsi, ginger, black pepper along with tea leaves and sugar. Some people also prefer to add Honey instead of sugar. See more Tea Recipes - Mumbai style Cutting Chai and Masala Tea Recipe.

The recipe to make Kadha is very traditional and you might get to remember that how your grandmother used to make this every monsoon or winters and insisted for you to sip on.

While typing this recipe I am geting nostalgic, still remember those days….my nani (Grandmother) used to hold the glass of Kadha with her sari pallu and sip the drink for at least half an hour while reading some mythological book. Miss her!

Ok, now coming back to the topic -These home made remedies work like a miracle, though sad to see that now in the world of Globalization we are only depended on herbal teas and green teas that come in fancy packs. So, let us check out our Desi recipe of Karha.

Get to know more Immune Booster Recipes like -

Turmeric Milk - Haldi Doodh Recipe

Raw Turmeric Salad Recipe

Homemade Amla Juice Recipe



Never consume Kadha on empty stomach as this might lead to Acidity. Have it after the meals or best in the evening.

For adults 2-3 cups of Kadha a day is sufficient. Kids must not consume more than 1/2 to 1 cup a day.

Note - Overdoze of this drink might lead to acidity or stomach upset.

 

Want to know about some more Traditional Indian and Regional Recipes, then you must refer to these ones -

Mathura ke Dubki Aloo

Bengali Enchorer Torkari

Bihari Aloo Chana Ghugani

Konkani Ambe Upkari

Maharashtrian Tondli Chi Bhaji

Kashmiri Khatte Baingan

South indian Beans & Moong Dal Poriyal



Kadha | An Ayurvedic drink to fight cold, flu, infections

Kadha Recipe - An Ayurvedic drink to fight cold, flu, infections.

Preparation Time :
Cooking Time : 12 minutes

Category : drinks
Cuisine :
Servings : 2 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Water - 2.5 cups
  • Sugar/honey - 2 teaspoon or To taste
  • Cloves (Laung) - 3
  • Black pepper (Kali mirch) - 5
  • Green cardamom (Choti elaichi) - 1
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini) - 1/2 inch stick
  • Tulsi (Holy basil) - 8-10 leaves
  • Tea leaves - 1/2 teaspoon

How to make Kadha | An Ayurvedic drink to fight cold, flu, infections

To begin with making this traditional Kadha Recipe, we need to wash Tulsi to remove the dirt.

  1. Coarsly grind tulsi, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, ginger together. You can use a mortar pestle for this or simply do it with your mixer grinder.
  2. Now take water in a saucepan and add sugar/honey, tea leaves, cinnamon stick and ground paste.
  3. Bring it to a boil on high flame. Reduce the flame and simmer for 2-3 minutes or till the water is little bit reduced.
  4. Remove from heat and strain the drink into cups.
  5. Kadha is now ready. Sip on it while it is hot enough to handle.





  • Name
  • Kadha Recipe | An Ayurvedic drink to fight cold, flu, infections
  • Sub name
  • Traditional home remedy for cold-cough-seasonal infections | Decoction of herbs & spices | Immune booster drink | Herbal-Ayurvedic-Medicinal drink
  • Category
  • Drinks
  • Key ingredients
  • Cloves, holy basil, cardamom
  • Cooking technique
  • Boiling & brewing
  • Technicality
  • Easy
  • Cooking time
  • 12 minutes
  • Servings
  • 2
  • Equipment used
  • Saucepan, seive/strainer, mortar pestle or mixer grinder
  • Steps
  • 0
  • Created date
  • 2018-11-19 13:26:00

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