Recipes Using Ginseng

Alpa Momaya

March 9, 2022


1. Fresh Ginseng Soup

Prep Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 2 People


  • 2 pcs Ginseng roots(Ginseng roots- 2 pcs)
  • 4 pcs Red dates ((remove the pits)
  • 4 pcs Dried/ fresh almond mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Chickpeas (channa) (soak in water for 2 hours)
  • 7 cups Water
  • To taste Salt


  • Wash and chop the fresh mushrooms. If you use dried mushrooms, soak them in water for 15 minutes. Then cut into pieces.
  • Soak chickpeas in water for at least 2 hours. Then, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Next, put all the ingredients in a pot. Turn the stove on and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer the soup in medium to low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Add salt and stir well.
  • Pour the soup into bowls. Serve hot.
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2. Ginseng tea

Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2 People


  • 10 pcs Dried ginseng root ( small (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 5 cups Water


  • Gather and wash all the ingredients. Next, peel the ginseng roots and slice them thinly.
  • In a bowl, pour honey and add ginseng roots. Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat water over a high flame in a separate pot. Heat the water but do not boil it
  • Pour this water over the ginseng mixture.
  • Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and serve hot.
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3. Ginseng porridge

Prep Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 People


  • 10 pcs Ginseng root
  • 1 1/2 ltr Water
  • 120 gm Chicken
  • 100 gm Fragrant rice (wash and drain)
  • 2 pcs Dried mushrooms
  • 12 pcs Gingko nuts

Marinade for chicken meat:

  • 1 tsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Corn flour


  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Light soy sauce
  • As per taste Salt, pepper and sugar


  • 1 inch Fresh ginger


  • Wash and clean the chicken. Then, cut it into small pieces.
  • Keep chicken bones aside for later use.
  • In a large bowl, add ginseng roots and chicken bones. Bring this to a boil.
  • Simmer this broth in low heat for 30-40 minutes. Strain the stock.
  • Wash and chop fresh mushrooms. If you use dried mushrooms, soak them in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut them into shreds.
  • Add rice, stock, mushroom, and ginkgo nuts in a fresh pot. Keep this on the stove and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer the mixture until the rice is soft. You can keep the consistency as per your preference.
  • Simultaneously, semi- cook the chicken pieces in a non-stick pan with some oil.
  • Add the chicken fillet to the rice mixture. Cook this for a few more minutes till the chicken is tender.
  • Turn off the stove and adjust the seasoning.
  • Garnish with ginger shreds and serve hot
Keyword ginseng, porridge

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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