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Koththamalli

Koththamalli
Alternative namesKothamalli Thani, Iguru Koththamalli, Coriander Ginger Tea
TypeFlavoured tea
Region or stateSri Lanka
Created byTraditional
Main ingredientsCoriander seeds, ginger, water
VariationsPeppercorns

Koththamalli (Sinhala: ඉඟුරු කොත්තමල්ලි තේ, Tamil: இஞ்சி கொத்தமல்லி தேநீர்) is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing coriander seeds and ginger. It is a traditional Sri Lankan home remedy for curing the common cold.[1][2] Coriander and ginger have long being recognised for their Ayurvedic properties.[3][4]

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of dried coriander seeds
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger root or one tablespoon ginger powder
  • 15 black peppercorns (optional)

Preparation

Wash and drain the coriander seeds, lightly dry roast the seeds for approximately five minutes (to bring out the essential oils, aroma and flavor). A variation to this recipe is to dry roast the coriander seeds with the black peppercorns. Add water and ginger then allow to simmer, until the amount of water has reduced by half. Strain and pour into drinking glasses - serve hot/warm. Add jaggery (raw cane sugar), or kithul pani (raw coconut treacle), or honey to sweeten, according to individual's taste.

References

  1. ^ Tegal, Megara (9 September 2015). "The Magic In Koththamalli". The Roar. Roar Media. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ Ranatunga, D. C. (December 2011). "Time tested home remedies". Serendib. Sri Lankan Airlines. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Coriandum sativum". Ayurvedic Plants of Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna/Barberyn Ayuruvedic Resorts. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Zingiber officinale". Ayurvedic Plants of Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna/Barberyn Ayuruvedic Resorts. Retrieved 21 August 2018.