Friday, 11 November 2011

Ginger Burfi- the sweet medicine


The mix of cuisines at the buffet dinners and the satiety centre forgetting to use the word " enough" the onset of indigestion is a sure happening.

If one does not believe me imagine, nan,side dish, then bisebela bath,then rasam sadam , finally custard puddings.

The onset of winter has brought on the chillness that causes a dry hacking cough, and for the lesser mortals a case of laryngitis, the cough preparations are either suppressants or expectorants and at times a blend of both to confuse the system to expel and suppress.

For these times we villagers have a sweet remedy called as the ginger burfi, many a house hold has forgotten to make them and we depend on the Unani therapists who make them for their patients.( i have managed to sweet talk to get some for myself)

4 comments:

shazia masood said...

we use ginger juice extract mixed with honey and crushed black pepper for the dry cough or sore throat!

venkhat said...

That sounds wonderful, is there a way we can prepare the ginger extract, or do they come in a herbal store? shazia.

shazia masood said...

we just grind the ginger and strain by pressing the paste thru a fine sieve. The extract collected is mixed with less than equal amt of honey and freshly ground pepper added. Can be consumed within 2-3 days.

venkhat said...

thanks shazia