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Friday, September 14, 2007

PRASAVA PODI/ POST PARTUM HERBAL POWDER

PRASAVA POWDER
Prasava powder is made with ingredients which are very good to be had after delivery. Consumption of this powder helps in building health, healing and aids in digestion. You can mix this powder with hot rice and ghee and eat. Or simply eat one spoon of this powder every morning or add it to half a cup of hot water and drink it.

Ingredients
Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
Pepper – 2 tsps
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Thippili – 1 tbsp
Jathipatri – 1 tbsp
Nannari – 1tbsp
Dry red chillies - 4
Dried Neem flowers -a handful
Dried ginger – a small piece
Sundakkai - 10-12 (u can use the vattal available in the market(which is already salted) and fry it)
Manathakkali - 10-12 (u can use the vattal available in the market(which is already salted) and fry it)
Asafetida -1 big lump
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste

Method
Dry roast the dried neem flowers to a dark red colour in a pan without oil. Keep aside.
In a pan, fry asafetida and curry leaves to a reddish brown color. Roast all the other ingredients also to a reddish brown color. Heat salt till it splutters vigorously and remove when fried lightly. Don’t fry until it becomes black.
so you can use less salt and still get the full flavor. Put all the ingredients in a dry blender and make a very smooth powder.

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