Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Boil freshly grated ginger and cinnamon with
black tea
add milk and sugar to taste

Warming and soothing

Kithcherie-vegetarian chicken Soup

We have been suffering with the boomerang flu and when I finally managed to clamber into the Kitchen-my best ever kitcherie was borne. Its quick and nutritious and does claim to have the life rejuvenating properties of chicken soup.

In a heavy based saucepan add
  • a knob of butter(good for sore throat)
  • a teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • inch of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 t salt and pepper
  • 0.5 t of turmeric(antibacterial)
  • 0.5 cup each of masoor(washed orange/red lentils) and basmati rice
  • fill saucepan 3/4 full with filtered water
Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.