7 monsoon drink recipes to stay warm and healthy this season – Tricks and Tips

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90 ml apple juice
20 ml honey
20 ml lime juice
5 ml apple cider
5 nos clove
3 nos cardamom
1 nos small stick cinnamon


Muddle all the spices in a pan. Add apple cider, apple juice, honey and hot water to the mix
And stir them together. Then strain into a cognac glass and garnish with a slice of apple.

Healing Kashaya by nutritionist Shweta Shah, founder of Eatfit24/7

A kashaya is a perfect drink for the monsoon believes Shah. “The herbs in the drink not only comfort the throat but also help battle cough and cold which is quite recurrent in this season. Have it as a tea after every meal to improve your digestion. It also works as a decongestant and helps to clear the sinuses.”


½ tbsp cumin seeds
½ tbsp coriander seeds
½ tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 tbsp peppercorn seeds
1 cup water
A small piece of jaggery


Dry roast all the spices. Let them cool and then grind into a smooth powder. In a pan boil a cup of water and adjust the quantity of the spice powder as per your taste. Kashaya tea is ready, filter it and add jaggery if you want to sweeten it.


Fresh Mint Kahwa by Shriya Naheta Wadhwa, Founder, Zama Organics

If you’re looking for a warm drink to help revive you in the morning, as opposed to putting you to bed, this fresh alternative to a cup of joe is just the thing. Spicy, sweet, and refreshing, it’ll get you going.


3 cups water
5-7 green cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
A handful of chopped fresh mint leaves
3-5 saffron strands
Honey as desired


In a saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil.  Stir in the cinnamon stick and the cardamom pods. Boil for two minutes, then add the saffron. Turn the heat to low, add chopped mint leaves, stir, and then turn the heat off. Set aside 3 to 5 minutes, and let it brew. Strain it and then mix in the honey as per your taste before serving.