Meethi Sonth – Dry Ginger In Sweet Cream (Desi Recipe For Cold, Flu & Cough)

5 from 1 vote

I am a strong believer in the wisdom of our ancestors therefore I always rely on this very effective (tried and tested over decades) desi 'nuskha' handed down generations, in my family, when the temps plunge and the cold/flu and cough is lurking around.
Therefore, switch to desi and try to stay healthy :)As kids (and even as teens) we were given this delicious meethi sonth along with a glass of hot milk every alternate day, first thing in the morning, during peak winters and I can't remember ever falling sick despite the biting north Indian cold and lack of central heating.
Best thing about this super simple and quick recipe is that there is no particular ratio in which you need to add the ingredients and it is ready within a minute…literally! Tweak the ratio to suit your taste.
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Recipe Taste Bitter, Spicy, Sweet
Servings 12


I use the following ratio

  • 6 tbsp Cream fresh, feel free to use low fat
  • 4 - 5 teaspoon Dry Ginger Powder Sonth
  • 5 - 6 teaspoon Brown Sugar


  • Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan (better if you have a heavy bottom one).
  • Switch on the heat to medium low.
  • Keep stirring the contents till they begin to bubble around the edges.
  • Lower the heat to minimum and cook for half a minute. (adjust consistency to your liking)
  • Remove from heat and serve a teaspoon of it with a hot glass of milk.
  • This keeps well for approximately a week to ten days in the refrigerator (keep it covered)


  • I mostly use Amul fresh cream but feel free to use the one you collect at home from full cream milk (since this one is thick and richer, use it accordingly)
  • If you wish to serve it hot, just add a couple of teaspoons of milk while reheating it to bring it to the desired consistency.
  • Keep the consistency wee bit loose since it will thicken once it cools.
  • Since dry ginger powder is a warm spice, serve no more than half tea spoon a day to the small kids.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 41 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 0.2 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 3 mg | Potassium: 18 mg | Fiber: 0.03 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 110 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 8 mg | Iron: 0.04 mg

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Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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