Perungaya Choornam

Recipe from Cook and See Part 3
This s a grandmother’s home remedy for indigestion ,ordinary cold and cough.


  • Asafoetida 8 grams ( Preferably compounded )
    Dry ginger   (Chukku)35 grams
    Long Pepper (Thippili) 35 gms
    Pepper corns 35 gms
    Cumin seeds 35 gms
    Carom seeds (Omam or ajwain) 35 gms
    Cumin (black ) 35 gms


  1. In a shallow pan ,dry roast all the ingredients and powder them well . Store and keep in a cool place .
    All the above ingredients can be dried in the hot sun for a day or two and powdered and used .

The above choornam is a very useful for indigestion. Make and store. It can be useful, when needed for mild cases of stomach upsets. However if you have a medical condition and take medicines for that ,please consult your doctor before using these preparations.


  • Some interesting facts…
  • Thippili is also known as long pepper ,can be got from ayurvedic medicine shops or shops which stock indian country spices and herbs.
    Thippili is very beneficial for depression,weight loss and indigestion.
    Its regularly used in Indan cuisine in rasam ..
    It is used in ayurvedic and siddha preparations for cold and cough.
    Dry ginger is effective for removing all toxins from the body.
    Chukku kaapi is effective in opening all nasal blocks if you suffer from sinuitis or frequent colds,especially in winter .
    Its stocked in most homes in South India .