This is not going to be an elaborate post. I'm gonna share a home remedy that my mom gives us when we suffer from cough and cold. It's very simple to prepare and is extremely relieving and soothing to the throat.
|Milk with Palm Jaggery|
Palm sugar is the main ingredient here. It comes from Palmyra Palm trees. Here is another useful page on Palm Sugar.
What You Need -
Palm Jaggery (Panam Kalkandu) - about 5 or 6 small candies.
|Palm Sugar Candy|
Milk - 1 glass (200 ml)
For Masala Milk, also add -
Dry Ginger (Chukku / Sukku ) - 1/4 inch piece
Pepper corns - 2
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Blanched almonds (Badam) - 2, chopped into very small pieces
How To -
- Take a milk pan and boil milk with palm sugar candies and turmeric powder. Add the rest of the ingredients, if you like to, but these two are really vital.
- You don't need sugar. Palm jaggery is the sweetener here.
- Stir with a ladle and make sure the palm jaggery mini-rocks are fully dissolved.
- Once the milk boils, filter using a tea strainer. This is to make sure the impurities, if any, in the palm sugar are filtered out.
|Milk with Palm Sugar Candies|
Drink it when still HOT (Important!) and your throat will thank you (and me!)
You can also eat these candies as such. That's also quite therapeutic, for cough and cold.