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Jwano ko Jhol

posted Aug 3, 2012, 9:27 PM by Weall Nepali   [ updated Aug 3, 2012, 9:30 PM ]

Thyme Seeds Soup

There is a tradition of giving pregnant woman to drink jwana ko jhol immediately after she gives birth to a child. It is believed this soup gives you health and wellness.

It is said jwano heals the wound very fast. Thyme contains many important essential oils, which are found to have anti-septic and anti-fungal applications. Jwano is helpful to produce milk in mother to feed the child. It is good to have jwana ko jhol if you have body ache or you are having cough and cold. In winter too this soup helps you to stay warm. 

More about Thyme seeds


Thyme contains many active principles that are found to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Thyme contains thymol, one of the important essential oils, which scientifically have been found to have antiseptic, anti-fungal characteristics. The other volatile oils in thyme include carvacolo, borneol and geraniol. Thyme has various minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. 

Its also home of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. The herb is also a rich source of many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and folic acid.

How to make jwana ko jhol (Thyme seeds soup) 

Utensils 

Pan 
Bowl 
Spoon

Ingredients 

Thyme seed- 1 table spoon 
Cumin powder- a pinch
Ginger (finely crushed) - ½ table spoon
Asfatea (hing) – a pinch 
Turmeric -1/2 tea spoon
Salt as per taste
Ghee- ½ table spoon 
Water- 2 cups (usually we soak rice and use the water (chaulani))
Rice flour – ½ table spoon 

Method 

Turn on the stove and heat the pan

When the pan is hot add ghee 

As soon as ghee melts add hing, ginger and thyme seed and stir it 

Now add turmeric, cumin powder salt and rice flour, keep on stirring

After 2 minutes add water 

Let it boil for about 5 minutes 

Jwana ko jhol is ready to serve

You have to serve hot jwana ko jhol 

It tastes best with rice, fried potato and ghee!      

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