Malnad region and even coastal Karnataka morning beverage is always kashaya. With fresh aroma of the roots,seeds and made with fresh milk will wake you up in the morning. This kashaya is a hot beverage which has many health benefits, it is excellent drink to prevent/soothe the cough, cold and flu symptoms. Prepare the kashaya powder and prepare kashaya and drinking every day will keep your body prakruthis (vata, pitta and kapha) balanced.
Here we have kashaya powder with many ingredients which is not available every where, in that case use basic ingredients which is available in your pantry. You cannot skip coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, turmeric root(dried). All other ingredients required but not a must.