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Moira mama's Cuzumente

Vania Cotta
This concoction of herbs and spices are boiled together until reduced and served warm.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Goan, Indian
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 pot to boil the concoction


  • 4 cups Water
  • ½ inch Ginger root roughly crushed
  • ½ tsp Dry Coriander Seeds
  • 5-6 nos Black peppercorn slightly crushed
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 5-6 nos Cloves
  • Sugar/Honey/crystalised sugar lumps to taste
  • 1 nos White Onion small, roughly diced into large chunks
  • 5-6 nos Fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 inch long Lemon Grass stalks
  • 7-8 nos Holy Basil including the sprig


  • Add all the ingredients together and boil until the water is reduced down to half and the concoction has a dark colour to it.


  • Holy Basil is also commonly called Tulsi
  • Crystalised Sugar lumps or candied sugar is commonly known as Kodi Sakor in Goa. The sweetness is generally added towards the end especially if it is had with honey instead of sugar. Do not boil honey with the concoction.
Keyword Cuzumente, khadha