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arrowroot drink

Koova Kaachiyathu

Gluten-free arrowroot drink
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Autumn, Baby toddler food, diabetic friendly, gluten free, Indian, Kerala, Kids choice, Malabar, Medicinal, One pot, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people


to cook together

  • 3 cups coconut milk ( either the first extract or thinned out light milk)
  • 3 tsp arrowroot powder


  • 1 pinch green cardamom powder
  • 5-7 strands saffron (optional)
  • 1 -2 tbsp date syrup (use as per the sweetness you like)


  • In a small bowl add about 3 - 4 tbsp of coconut milk and the arrowroot powder and mix well into a lumpless solution
    arrow root in milk
  • Add the rest of the coconut milk into the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
    arrow root drin with coconut milk
  • Add the arrowroot mixture and keep stirring till they cook and thicken a bit.
  • Add the cardamom powder and date syrup and mix well
  • Pour into glasses, Serve warm with saffron strands on top.
    koova kaachiyathu


For sweetner,
You can add sugar, stevia or dates. They are all to provide just the baseline of sweetness.
The cup size used here is a standard tea cup.
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