Whenever we visit Kerala, we have been served this jeera water (cumin water). When I was younger, the yellow color of the jeera water used to amuse me. I have never given much thought about this jeera water till now. But now that, I am collecting and researching home remedies, I amazed at the plenty of benefits of drinking jeera water. Drinking jeera water regularly, balances the three doshas – vata, pita and kapha. Jeera water also helps in digestion. Since our country is hot most of the year, drinking jeera water cools the body. Cumin seeds are rich in iron and drinking this water helps women who are anemic. This jeera water recipe is prepared by boiling water in a pan. When it comes to full boil, jeera seeds are added and boiled for 10 minutes until the color of the water changes to yellow. Let it cool and your healthy jeera drink is ready. Keep drinking this water thought the day, to keep yourself healthy and hydrated.
1. Boil water in a wide pan. Let the water come to a rolling boil.
2. Add the cumin seeds into the water. Let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes until the color of the water changes to yellow color.
3. Remove from fire. Strain. Cool and your jeera water is ready.
- Boil till the color of the water changes.
- Make it fresh every day.