Sorasam – Ginger Cordial

In the past, when medical facilities were limited, people sought for home remedies. They developed treatments, temporary or permanent, using simple, natural household ingredients. Not only are they inexpensive, they have no side effects too.

To me home remedies stand synonymous to grandmothers – simple, but wise. What was known to the older generation of India, has been passed down to younger generations, through word of mouth. These practices can still be found in modern households. I learnt this from my MIL and is quite useful in treating common stomach ailments like upset stomach, indigestion etc.

Ingredients

Ginger – 4 inch piece
Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Lemon – 1 or 2
Salt
Sugar

Method:

Grind ginger, coriander seeds and cumin seeds together with 2 cups of water. Strain the liquid and add salt, sugar and lemon juice. Adjust ingredients according to your taste. Refrigerate this for 30 minutes. The top layer of the liquid will be clear while the chalky layer has deposited down under. Carefully strain the clear liquid and discard the murky liquid. I don’t peel the ginger as we strain the pulp.

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You can also serve them mixed with sparkling water.

14 comments:

Roopa said...

feels like that we make kashaya!...

bala said...

Kudikkavendam paarthale odambu gunamayudum

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Asha said...

A spicy drink!Sounds great.Looks delicious, with lot ice cubes in there makes a refreshing summer drink.Thank you:))

Richa said...

hey, that looks like a tasty home remedy :) so a cup of this drink is to be had ?
thanks

bee said...

i love ginger anything, so this is right up my alley. thanks.

musical said...

Good one, Suganya. Perfect after a heavy meal!

DEEPA said...

ginger drink ...must try this one ...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

It sounds spicy.....Nice healthy drink....nice one...

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Vcuisine said...

Ginger is my favorite I consume it daily. This one is delicious. Your photos are tempting Suganya. Viji

Sharmi said...

something like waht we call the suku kapi. I dont know if you have heard of that. it is very similar to what you have made. drinks like this are a real comfort.

Suganya said...

There is no milk in this recipe. And, With cumin and coriander, I cannot compare this with sukku kapi . Try, compare and let me know Sharmi :)

Richa said...

hi, just wanted to let you know, i tried ur ginger drink and it was very refreshing, thanks!

Larisa said...

thanks

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