Sorasam (well known in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu) is a juice prepared with ginger, lemon, coriander (Dhania in Hindi) seeds and cumin seeds. This helps digestion and is very effective during stomach upset, vomiting sensation, belching and other digestive related problems. This is very useful at festive times like Diwali, when we tend to eat more sweets prepared with ghee and deep fried items that are likely to affect our digestion.
Coriander is very effective in treating pitham (bile). My mother used to give me Sorasam regularly during my childhood once a month.
Serves: 8 to 10
Preparation time: 20 minutes other than soaking time.
- Fresh lemon medium size – 4 to 5 no (approximately gives ½ cup juice)
- Coriander seeds – ½ cup
- Ginger – 30 to 40 gms (adjust according to your tolerance of ginger)
- Cumin seeds – 1 tea spoon
- Water – 5 cups
- Sugar or jaggery or honey – 5 tea spoon (optional-adjust as per your taste)
- Salt- pinch
- Soak coriander seeds, cumin seeds in half cup of water for 30 minutes; peel ginger and cut into pieces.
- Grind in a blender coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger with water; filter it and take out the juice; add again water in the residue, repeat this two or three times and extract the juice.
- Now add sugar/jaggery, lemon juice and mix. Sweet, sour and hot Sorasam is ready now.
- Very effective if taken 100 ml in empty stomach in the morning for three days.
- To be taken as a medicine only and can be taken as a energy drink once in a while.