Kothamalli Thani – cold remedy #1

The English translation of this is ‘Coriander Water’. Kothamalli = Coriander. Thani = Water. It is one of those magic potions that Tamil parents give their children when they have a cold. So last weekend when mum caught wind of a slight sniffle – it took her less than 3 minutes after I walked through the door – to rush to the kitchen to make me Kothamali Thani.

Researching the ingredients that make KT it makes sense, as they all have super high healing properties.

Here is the recipe – it’s super easy to make and hopefully works. I am brewing my 3 cups right now while  writing this blog. INGREDIENTS (makes 3 cups)

  • 1 cup of coriander seeds
  • 10 whole pepper corns
  • 4 pieces of 1 ginger 1 inch thick
  • sugar – as much as you need
  1. Roast the coriander, pepper and ginger for about 5 minutes on a fry pan. You will start to get a lovely nutty kind of aroma. (I am not really good with aromas – so if it’s not nutty to you – forgive me)
  2. Add 5 cups of water and the roasted mixture to a saucepan and bring to boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer till the mixture is down to 3 cups.
  4. Drain the liquid into cups, add as much sugar as you need and serve.
  5. You don’t have to drink it all at once. But I guess with anything it’s always best fresh.


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