Besan Ka Sheera Recipe (Natural Cold Remedy)

Besan Ka Sheera is an effective natural home remedy for cold and cough. Besan or chickpea flour is slow roasted until aromatic and then simmered with milk, turmeric and freshly cracked black peppercorns. Turmeric and Black pepper have a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties aiding in giving relief from cold. It is a popular home remedy used in Northern part of India. The drink also induces good sleep when ill. The Besan Ka Sheera is served hot and best had before the bedtime.  Milk, Whole Black Peppercorns, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Jaggery, Ghee, Pistachios, Saffron strands   2 cups Milk 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly powdered 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 3 teaspoons Jaggery , (or sugar) 1 tablespoon Ghee 1 tablespoon Pistachios , or almonds for garnish 1 pinch Saffron strands     2   10     To begin making Besan Ka Sheera (Natural Cold Remedy), heat ghee in a sauce pan, add the besan and slow roast it until it turns golden and aromatic.Slowly add in the milk and whisk well to avoid the lumps.Add the turmeric, cracked pepper, jaggery (or sugar if using) and mix well.Add the saffron and whisking the mix for 5 minutes until it turns a little thick. Switch off the heat, mix in the nuts.Serve the hot Besan Ka Sheera (Natural Cold Remedy) at bedtime to get immediate relief from cold and cough.