Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lemongrass Plant

Lemongrass is known as gavati chaha in Marathi and paati cha in Gujarati. It's very easy to grow. You can either buy lemongrass from your farmers' market (very economical!) or you can buy from your supermarket. Place it in a cup filled with water for 3-4 days or till it sprouts roots. Once you see those roots, just plant it in soil. 
We us the grass like leaves of the lemongrass (gavat is grass in Marathi & hence the name gavati chaha or paat also means the needle like leaves and hence paati cha in Gujarati)  for making tea. A perfect remedy for cold in this fall weather!


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