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Severe Cold – How to treat at home?

Severe Cold – How to treat at home?

A nasty cold can leave you feeling miserable and sniffling the whole day. You may also suffer from a blocked nose and find it difficult to sleep during the night. Whether it is a severe congestion, a running nose or a cold associated with chills and body aches, there are effective home remedies to treat all these symptoms.

Some quick cold remedies

The first thing to remember is to stay hydrated when you have a severe cold. Keep sipping plenty of hot water throughout the day. Ginger is a great natural reliever of cold. Grate some fresh ginger and allow it to steep in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Strain the mixture and add a teaspoon of pure honey and drink 2 to 3 times a day to get relief from cold.

Another great home remedy is to make a mixture of fresh lemon, honey and cinnamon powder. Mix it in water to make syrup. Drink this syrup regularly for a couple of days and you will get relief from any nasty cold that you have. Turmeric is another great spice that has immense medicinal value. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk and drink it before going to bed at night. You will feel fresh and energetic in the morning.

Home remedies for a cold n cough

When you have cough continuously for a couple of days, the best home remedy is black pepper. Take a teaspoon of black pepper and powder it finely. Boil a glass of cow’s milk and add the black pepper and allow it to simmer for a minute. Add a teaspoon of honey after allowing the milk to cool a bit and drink the mixture. Black pepper is a great remedy for cough and cold and is a natural anti-oxidant and anti-microbial as well.

How to cure a cold naturally

Cold can be treated naturally at home itself. Take a pinch of the following:
Black Pepper
Grind all the above into a fine powder. Sprinkle a bit of warm water on the powder to make a fine paste. Apply the paste on the forehead and chest and allow it to sit for a few hours. You will notice that this poultice is very effective and you get almost instant relief from cough and cold. Continue the treatment for 2 to 3 days for severe cases of cold.

Note: If the cough or cold persists for more than 3 days it is better to visit your doctor and check it out.

Kesar Chai

Kesar Chai –

How to Prepare Kesar Chai at home?

All you need is water, tea leaves, milk, saffron strands, sugar, and a few spices to make this super healthy beverage. Addition of saffron or kesar in boiling water gives the flavor and aroma to tea.

Try this Soothing and Refreshing chai/tea during a tea break or even for morning breakfast.
1. 2 cups Water
2. 1 teaspoon Tea leaves
3. 1/4 cup Milk
4. Kesari Saffron strands (7- 8 strands)
5. cinnamon stick – 1
6. cardamom powder – 1 Tsp
7. sugar – 1½ tbsp or
1. Take a pan and add water, along with the saffron strands and cardamom powder, pepper, cinnamon stick and give it a boil.
2. Once it begins to boil; add the tea leaves. Allow the tea leaves to simmer in the water for about a minute and turn off the heat.
3. Once you add the tea leaves, allow it to brew just a little to ensure the tea stays light and does not turn bitter.
4. Stir in the milk into the chai and allow it to rest for a few seconds.
5. Strain the Kesar chai into the cups and serve. Add a few more saffron strands to the top while serving, this will give a great look and also add to the taste and flavor of the chai.
Benefits of Kesar Chai:
Here are the few health benefits of adding a flavor – Kesari(saffron) into your cup of tea/ chai:
Memory Booster
Cancer Prevention
Vision Health
Blood Pressure
Clear Skintone
You may also like: Saffron Nankhatai

Saffron Moong Dal Halwa recipe

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe:

Moong Dal Halwa is a famous Indian dessert made using moong dal and flavored with ghee, saffron, and cardamom.
Here’s how to make perfect moong dal halwa which is a classic recipe that melts in your mouth and treats you as a delicious dessert.

Preparation Time: 10min

Cook Time: 1h
Ready Time: 1h 10min
Servings: 7-8

1 Cup Moong Dal
1 Cup Water + to soak 25-30
Kesari Saffron Strands+ for garnish
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Ghee
1 Tbsp Sooji
1 Tbsp Besan
⅛ Tsp Cardamom Powder
2 Tbsp Chopped Nuts + for garnish


In a bowl, add moong dal along with water and soak overnight.

Drain the dal and add to a blender. Blend for a couple of seconds to form a coarse paste. Keep aside.

In a saucepan, add 1 cup water and bring to the boil. Transfer 1 ladle of the boiling water to a small bowl, add saffron and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Add the infused saffron water back to the boiling water along with sugar. Mix well once the sugar has dissolved.

Cook the sugar-water mix for 5-7 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In a deep non-stick pan, heat ghee over medium-low heat and add sooji and besan. Cook for a minute and add the ground moong dal. Cook for 20-30 minutes while stirring continuously until a sand-like texture is formed.

You may also like to try Kesar Kheer recipe.

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Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe.

Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe: 

Shahi Tukda(Shahi Tukra) is the rich royal bread pudding made with milk, nuts, saffron powder, sugar, bread, and ghee. Try this super easy recipe and enjoy the most famous recipe at home.

Preparation Time: 5min

Cook Time: 2h 20min

Ready Time: 2h 25min

Servings: 1-2



½ Litre Full Fat Milk

1 Pinch

Kesari Saffron Powder

1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder

½ Cup + 1 Tbsp Sugar

250 ml Water

2 Bread Slices

Ghee, for frying

Chopped Nuts, for garnish

Saffron Strands, for garnish

Silver Leaf, for garnish


In a deep non-stick pan, add milk and bring to the boil. Once the milk starts boiling, take out a ladle full of the hot milk into a small bowl and add saffron powder. Mix well and add back to the boiling milk.

Reduce the heat to low, add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and continue to simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes or until thick, while stirring in between.

Once the rabri reaches the desired consistency, take it off the heat and keep aside.

In another non-stick pan, add remaining ½ cup sugar along with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 7-8 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In another pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add 1 bread slice to the hot ghee and fry for a minute per side until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to the reserved sugar syrup, soak for a minute and transfer to a serving plate.

Top the soaked bread slice with rabri, garnish with chopped nuts, saffron and silver leaf. Repeat with remaining bread and rabri. Serve warm.


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Saffron Mango Shrikhand Dessert Recipe

Mango Shrikhand is a very simple, healthy and easy dessert recipe which can be prepared in no time. Mango Shrikhand is made with hung curd, mango puree, sugar, and saffron powder. It is garnished with chopped nuts and saffron strands and is best served chilled. Do try this no-cook dessert and enjoy with your family.

Preparation Time: 10min
Ready Time: 10min
Servings: 4-5
1 Mango, diced
1 ½ Cup Hung Curd
2 ½ Tbsp Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Warm Water
⅛ Tsp
Kesari Saffron Powder
Chopped Nuts, for garnish
Saffron Strands, for garnish


In a hand blender jar or hand blender, add diced mango and blend into a puree. Keep aside.

In a bowl, add hung curd and powdered sugar. Whisk well.

Add warm water to a small bowl and add saffron powder. Mix well and add to the hung curd mix along with mango puree. Mix well and transfer to serving bowls.

Garnish the shrikhand with chopped nuts and saffron and serve chilled.

You may like to try Mango Kalakand