Monday, September 26, 2011

Inji Sorasam - Indian Ginger Ale

Have you been experiencing loss of appetite? Do you need to make your stomach feel healthy and well? Have you got to prepare yourself for a brilliant feast spread? Or you just need to feel overhauled and feel like a clean system once more?...Well, the answer to all these questions and many more is in this simple ginger drink!

This used to be a regular during the days of my Great Grandma! She used to make this atleast twice a month.. Whenever she goes down with vertigo (giddiness) she would make up this drink and keep taking small portions through the whole day. Now, my MIL also makes this regularly and we love to drink it during the weekends and prepare ourselves for some sumptuous weekend feast!

The effect of this drink is best felt when had on an empty stomach. So, the best time is to have it early in the morning before breakfast! You will no doubt find it strong but you will also realise how refreshing it is once you drink it.


- a good big piece of ginger - about 4-6 inches
- 2 tsp corinader seeds
- 2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cups of water

Prep time: Overnight or a couple of hours


- Peel the ginger and chop into small pieces. Add some water and grind the ginger, coriander and jeera into a fine paste.
- Mix this paste to 2 cups of water and allow this to stand still for a couple of hours.
Just after grinding and mixing water
- As we usually drink it early morning, I make this in the night and let it stand over night. This will help the ingredients flavour to infuse in the water and also let them settle down at the bottom.
In the morning, after it has settled down
- After a couple of hours or in the morning, use a filter and strain the water to another bowl without letting the sediments mix up too much.
- In a bowl, add the sugar, honey and lemon juice. Adjust lemon and honey as per your preference.Stir it up well and mix the filtered ginger water. Mix everything well.

- Drink it up fresh:-) You definitely need to drink it to realise its goodness....

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  1. a nice healthy drink.I never tried at home, but had a couple of times from juice bars. thanks for recipe, will try soon

  2. very flavorful drink ..perfect for all gastritis..
    glad to follow you :-)
    Do drop in my space too..
    Erivum Puliyum

  3. something that I need Hyma to reduce my fatigue! thanks for this fab recipe:-)

  4. Thanks Jehanne...if it does reduce your fatigue...then i guess you found your Dr in me:-))lol

  5. wow, this drink sounds so healthy and refreshing..especially a boon to tummy disorders..wonderful post dear..

  6. Love the spicy kick in there ~ a thirst quencher!

  7. Bookmarking this...Recipes like this are always handy :) Looks refreshing...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Natural cleanser!! loving it...
    I used to drink it early morning.. without coriander and cumin though..

  9. wow.. I was looking for ginger-ale recipe.. thanks so much for such a healthy recipe :)

  10. Thankyou all for your response! Glad to share a healthy recipe with all:-)

  11. I made this Hyma for the Blog hopper, it is very tasty ...

  12. looks very tempting...will definitely try it.
    first time here..glad to follow you.