Lemongrass Ginger Herbal Tea


2 leaves of lemongrass
1 inch of ginger
2 carom leaves (optional)
2-3 teaspoons of sugar


1. Place 2 cups of water to boil in a pan. In the meanwhile, thoroughly wash and cut lemongrass leaves using a kitchen scissor into small pieces. Grate or crush ginger and wash carom leaves.
2. Once the water starts boiling, add lemongrass, ginger and carom leaves. Allow to boil them for 4-5 minutes to infuse their flavour well.
3. Add the sweetener of your choice - sugar or palm sugar or jaggery. Give it one final boil and remove from flame. Strain into cups and serve hot with snacks or put your feet up and drink a cozy cup with a book.


Recipe from Priya Elango.

You can use regular granulated sugar or palm sugar or even jaggery to make it healthier. You may need to adjust sugar as per your taste.

You can add tulsi (Indian basil), or carom leaves or any other lerb of your choice to create your own flavour.