Lemon Grass Tea
|Chopped lemon grass||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cardamom||2 , crushed|
|Fresh ginger/Dried ginger powder 1 teaspoon||2 Inch|
|Turmeric root piece/Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon||1 Inch|
|Coriander seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Ajwain||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper corns||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Put all these ingredients, except the jaggery, in 6 cups of water ana boil till reduced to half the quantity.
After it comes to a boil let the tea simmer, do not cook on a high flame.
This is best for infusing the essences of the various ingredients.
Add the jaggery and take off flame.
Ideally you should have this fresh but for purposes of convenience you can store the decoction in the refrigerator and reheat before consuming the next day