Kashaya / Herbal drink:

Kashaya is a herbal drink; unlike tea or Coffee, it is a decoction of a group of herbs used in our day-to-day cooking. This recipe is my dad’s favourite one, and we have followed this recipe for ages. Kashaya is an alternative drink for people who don’t want to consume Coffee or tea due to various reasons like acidity etc. It has multiple health benefits too.   


I usually prepare this powder and keep it as an alternative drink to tea or Coffee and usually prefer this in monsoon season.

To prepare Kashaya powder:


Coriander seed – 200 grams.

Cumin – 100 grams

Fenugreek seeds – 2 tsp.

Fennel seed /saunf – 2 tbl sp

Whole wheat /broken wheat – 3 tbl sp

Finger millet /Ragi  OR Whole Moong – 2 tbl sp

Black pepper – 2 tsp.

Cardamom – 5


-Measure everything and keep it ready.

-Slowly dry roast everything one by one till it emits an aroma.

-Spread these roasted items on paper and cool.  

-Now take one dry mixer grinder jar and powder this.                 

-Cool completely and store this powder in an airtight container.             

To prepare Kashaya:


Water – ¾ cup

Kashaya powder – 1 tsp

Sugar or jaggery – as required

Milk – ¼  to ½ cup


-Boil water by adding Kashaya powder and sugar or jaggery.

-After boiling it for 2 to 3 minutes, add milk and remove it from the flame.

-Sieve the mixture and enjoy your herbal drink or Kashaya.

NOTE: You can omit whole wheat and replace it with the Whole moong or add moong as an additional ingredient. 

8 thoughts on “Kashaya / Herbal drink:

  1. Jayanth desai Reply

    Indeed best one
    Thanq for recipe
    As by name ಕಷಾಯ i thought it would contain lots of dry ginger
    Or is there other ಕಷಾಯ powder containing ginger powder

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you.

  2. Senguttuvan Reply

    Healthy Drink. Thanks for the recipe. Since I have stopped taking Tea / Coffee, I can consider this as my alternate health drink.

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much uncle.

  3. Murali Reply

    Love to start this healthy drink…

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Glad to hear!! Hope you also enjoy this drink.

  4. Rathy Reply

    Very nice drink. Tried and liked it. Can we add wheat flour n ragi flour in the absence of whole grains. Can you pls give the recipe in cup measure ment. Thankyou

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Hi Rathy, if you are using whole wheat and Ragi flour, please dry roast both the flours for 2 to 3 minutes to get the nutty flavour. Thank you for trying my recipe.

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