Yummy,looks like this for dinner!
I have all the ingredients, yippee!
I'm gonna have to get me a cobek though.
I'm starting to expand the taste buds of the kids and I reckon this will go down well.
Im off to dig up the kencur.
Cheers mate, much appreciated.
I've recently started growing some Temulawak.
Can't wait to try it at harvest time.
Apparently very tasty and healthy.
Often used medicinally, apparently in Bali a delicious drink is made by cooking dried slices of rhizome in water with palm sugar.
Temulawk drink recipe
50 grams of temulawak
20 grams tamarind pulp (no seeds)
25 grams kencur
10 grams Cumin
100 ml of boiled water
100 grams Palm sugar
2 pieces of pandan leaves
1 litre Water
Thinly sliced temulawak and kencur, toast briefly.
Mix the temulawak, tamarind pulp, kencur, cumin and 100 ml of boiled water, puree in blender.
Boil water with sugar and pandan leaves until sugar dissolves.
Mix the ginger mixture to the boiling water with sugar and stir well. Strain.
Serve warm or cold
This, and any other simmilar recipes using gingers, can also be fermented with water kefir grains (aka. Ginger beer plant) ...yum!
Last edited by Speedy; 28-12-2011 at 11:16 AM.
That's the one
Good for the liver, the heart and the soul!
do you know where I can buy kefir grains?
This is gonna sound odd, but did anyone mention the powder is great for removing leeches without harming the leech?
New research has discovered that curcumin, a compound found in the cooking spice turmeric, can cause a modest but measurable increase in levels of a protein that's known to be important in the "innate" immune system, helping to prevent infection in humans and other animals.
I some times use turmeric to stop the onset of a cold, soar throat and fever : Add a generous table spoon (or two) of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk. Add sugar or honey to suit your taste. The trick is to drink the powder at the bottom of the glass, not just the flavored milk. It will work better if used at the first signs of cold symptoms, for me it is usually sufficient to ward off the attack, you can feel the feverish sensation back off instantly and the throat is soothed . In cold and humid weather you can also use it preemptively by doing the same but just add much less powder (a teaspoon).
Like many soft, natural remedies it will work better with some people than other so I would recommend to try if it works for you.
It is a grandma remedy in north India.