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Fever, Cold and Flu fighting Soup

by | Jun 3, 2015 | 26 comments

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Recipe for warm Cold and Flu fighting Soup. We call it as Kashayam in tamil. Relief from headache, throat pain and body ache.

Its the falling sick season. Everyone at home is down with a cold and fever one by one. With flu comes a whole lot of things. The fever, headache and the sneezing. Whether you are down with a cold or fever or both, this Flu fighting Soup will help you fight the monster a little bit.

This Flu fighting Soup tonic has a a lot of ingredients known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

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Take a pressure cooker and add in a teaspoon each of cumin seeds, black pepper corns, turmeric powder and mung/moong dal (optional). Add in a small piece of cinnamon, 2 cloves, one inch piece of ginger, 6-7 cloves garlic and a little salt to taste. Add 750 ml of water to the pan.

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Pressure cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. If you are not using the pressure cooker, add 500 ml extra water to the pan and boil for 45 minutes on medium flame. Cover the pan with a lid while boiling.

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After the steam has released from the cooker naturally, gently mash the garlic and the dal with a cup.

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Strain the liquid.

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Serve thisΒ Flu fighting Soup warm. If you wish add a teaspoon of honey to this Flu fighting Soup and serve.

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Fever, Cold and Flu fighting Soup

Recipe for warm Cold and Flu fighting Soup. Home remedy tonic. Anti inflammatory , anti microbial elixir.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mung/moong dal (optional)
  • A small piece of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • one inch piece of ginger
  • 67 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 750 ml of water
  • Honey to serve

Instructions

  1. Take a pressure cooker and add in a teaspoon each of cumin seeds, black pepper corns, turmeric powder and mung/moong dal (optional). Add in a small piece of cinnamon, 2 cloves, one inch piece of ginger, 6-7 cloves garlic and a little salt to taste. Add 750 ml of water to the pan.
  2. Pressure cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. If you are not using the pressure cooker, add 500 ml extra water to the pan and boil for 45 minutes on medium flame. Cover the pan with a lid while boiling.
  3. After the steam has released from the cooker naturally, gently mash the garlic and the dal.
  4. Strain the liquid.
  5. Serve warm. If you wish add a teaspoon of honey and serve.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Home Remedy
  • Cuisine: Indian

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26 Comments

  1. Aarthi

    When can have this remedy ??morning or evening??

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Anytime. Usually 2-3 times a day. Just heat and serve.

      Reply
  2. Mano

    Thanks a lot Suguna for this soothing home recipe. Tried it and it tastes great .






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  3. sharuk kha

    take Panadol instead of this headache work






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  4. Swetha

    Can we add salt to it

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    • Hemlata

      Hi can i give it to 8month baby plz do reply

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      • Suguna Vinodh

        sure. Just reduce the black pepper so its not spicy for the baby.
        Hope the little one feels better soon.

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        • Mithila Ketkar

          Do not add honey to the baby’s soup. Babies under the age of 2 cannot digest honey i believe.

          Reply
  5. Ramya

    How much times we have to drink this soup a day

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  6. shiya

    Thank you so much for this recipe.It helped my family big time.






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Hi Shiya, Hope you all are feeling better. Thank you.

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      All the ingredients are natural and if the baby has been introduced to lentils, I think this soup should do no harm. But do consult with your pediatrician just to be sure.

      Reply
  7. Sree Krishnan

    Can we store this Fever, Cold and Flu soup in fridge.

    how many days we can store in fridge.

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  8. Swathi

    Can v add salt to it instead of honey?






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  9. Vidhya

    Perfect soup for flu days. Can this be given to 18 month olds too during flu?






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thanks Vidhya. Sure you can give it to your toddler.

      Reply
  10. Shubha

    Can this be given with mashed rice?

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  11. Tom

    @Annu Mathew Haha Nice comment.

    Same story here.

    Lovely website. Everything is perfect, layout, recipes… everything.

    Glad I’m here.






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  12. Annu Mathew

    What would newlyweds-in-a-faraway-city (like me) do without you Kannamma! Thanx a bunch! πŸ™‚






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  13. Amrita

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I will try this at home for my son who is unwell.

    Reply

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