Kaacchiya Enna or Velichenna Kacchiyadu for Toddlers
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Ingredients
  • Peppercorns – 2 to 3
  • Cumin/ Jeera seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Tulsi leaves – 3 to 5
  • Moringa leaves – 2 to 3 stem with leaves
  • Coconut oil – 1 cup
  • Betel leaf stem - 1
Instructions
  1. Take coconut oil in a kadai
  2. Keep the heat on medium and let the oil heat up a bit (about 1-2 minutes)
  3. Add rice first and when the raw smell goes off add peppercorns , jeera and the deseeded red chilly skin
  4. Finally add the moringa, tulsi leaves, betel stem and switch off the heat when it wilts.
  5. Let the oil cool down completely.
  6. Sieve the oil into a dry air tight bottle
Notes
1. You can use this oil instead of the usual oil you use for your baby when he /she contracts codl or cough

2. You can also opt for virgin coconut oil

3. The oil should not smoke under any circumstances. You know the kaachiya enna is ready when the leaves wilt . Switch off the gas soon

4. Here I have not used betel leaf stem
Recipe by Bumps n Baby at https://www.bumpsnbaby.com/kaacchiya-enna-velichenna-kaacchiyadu-cold-cough/