Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

Spiced hot chocolate

The healing properties of the spices and my favorite warm beverage sounds delicious. I don’t know about finding carom or mace here. I am going to see if we can find it .

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Spiced hot chocolate


This is a fragrant hot chocolate gently seasoned with a touch of cardamom powder, carom seeds, mace and vanilla. Using dark chocolate gives a mild chocolate flavour. For more chocolatey flavour feel free to include cocoa powder with some added sweet. I used semi-skimmed milk as a low-fat option but  adding cream, whole milk make it rich and thick if calorie intake is not a prob.

Health Benefits:

Carom seeds, also known as Bishops weed, is used both in cooking and as an important ingredients in many medicines. Carom seeds has used traditionally as a remedy for flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pains and bronchial problems. It is noted for its antispasmodic, tonic and carminative properties. Thymol, which is found in its essential oil is a powderful antiseptic and antifungal agent.

Mace has similar benefits as of carom seeds and few other benefits are – It can reduce vomiting, nausea and…

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