Koova Kaachiyathu/ Arrowroot Milk

Today is already Ramadan 17… in the next three days, the last ten days of Ramadan will commence of which the Blessed Night will appear on one of the odd nights… the way days are going, it is so usual for us to feel that we are not taking full advantage of this blessed month. Work, home, kids, parents, and umpteen number of things to do and the feeling of guilt is always there that “I am not able to get the spiritual boost I needed”. That is when my friend, Shazia, shared this beautiful article on her FB wall, and believe me, once we realize what is mentioned in there, we will be at ease. Alhamdulillah for everything that He has blessed us with… the ease, and the calmness… After all,
Allah intends for you ease, and does not want to make things difficult for you.”
[Surah Baqarah 2:185]

So InShaAllah, looking forward to doing the maximum I can in the coming days… 🙂


This is not the first time I am appearing on Jehanne’s space. When my blog was a baby, hardly four months old, she invited me for a guest post. I can easily say that she is the first good friend that I have made through blogging and InShaAllah, wish to cherish this friendship as long as the journey goes. I have always been vocal about my friendship with her. Even though we have never met, with plans to meet never materializing thanks for the distance of space and time between us, I have always felt as though I am communicating with somebody who has known me since childhood. If blogging has made me believe in the goodness of people, then one of the first reasons is definitely Jehanne. JazakAllah Khairan dear, for having me around at your space for a second time, it does mean a lot to me, in all sense…


Trying to rack my head as to what to give Jehanne, finally I decided on something that is really very simple. Nothing much of a recipe, but loads of memories…  To catch up on the recipe and more about the post, do hope on to Jehanne’s space.


PST: As I look on the number of posts, there you go!!! It’s the BST’s 400th post! And what better way than to be on my bestest bloggie buddy’s space… I have to say I am grinning from ear to ear… 🙂 Unlike my other milestone posts, this is a nice quiet post… very apt for the month that we are in… a big hearty “thank you” to all who have been part of this little journey of mine. If I am still blogging and continuing with some zest, it is only because of all of you, my lovely readers… 🙂 


Don’t worry, will definitely come up with a nice long post to celebrate this little occasion of the blog very soon… do stay tuned for that! 🙂



Koova Kaachiyathu/ Arrowroot Milk

Course Drink
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder/ kookapodi
  • A pinch of cardamom powder optional but highly recommended
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • Combine all the ingredients in a thick bottomed saucepan and keep on low flame. Stir now and then till the mixture becomes boiled and starts to thicken slightly – the consistency will change from watery to glossy.
  • Switch off and serve warm!


You can make this completely out of milk alone, like how I had it at that aunty’s house. But I love the combination and flavor that milk and coconut milk gives together, so I prefer making it like this.
Do not add more than 1 tsp of arrowroot powder per cup of liquid added. Arrowroot thickens and starts acting similar to corn flour and too much of it will give a “kurukku” (thick mixture) instead of “kaachiyathu”!

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  1. I am so honoured that u grace my humble space, that too with a milestone!! Wow 400th post is such an accolade, we need to celebrate :-)..Thank you for such lovely healthy recipe that I will insyaAllah try very soon 🙂

    1. Hugs dear… love u 4 the sake of Allah… 🙂

  2. Congrats on 400 th and the pics look awesome Rafee.Love ur new props and koova kaachiyathu.

    1. Thank you so much Meena…

  3. The picture looks beautiful & congrtz on your 400th post!

    1. Thank you so much Sheela…

  4. 400 th post:) that's awesome..Congrats:)

    1. Thank you so much Vandana… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  5. Congratz for ur 400 th post…….love the way u presented……..I'm in love with ur tray and the arrowroot milk 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Remya… 🙂

  6. nice tempting pic.. congrats for your milestone

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  7. Congrats dear…yummy and lovely preparation…
    I think some steps in preparation is missing there..pls check dear 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Shabbu.. the post is updated, appreciate ur noticing… 🙂

  8. Congrats on your 400th post.. Lovely clicks dear.. The arrowroot milk is a must try..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  9. Congrats on reaching 400th post dear! Truly awesome and the drink also looks so soothing and tempting!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  10. Congrats Rafee…Lovely and healthy recipe

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  11. Congratulations on your 400th post!!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  12. pics look so attractive…should be delicious too

    1. Thank you so much Amila…

  13. Congrats !!! lovely pic plus new drink

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  14. congrats on your 400th post dear..Lovely guest post,yummy

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  15. ramadaan mubarak!
    oh my my…what flavours…this must have been some awesome treat:)

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… 🙂

  16. Mabrook !! very healthy drink!

    1. Thank you so much Niloufer…

  17. 400th post? simplz amazing ! Congrats ! lovely post !

    1. Thank you so much Reni…

  18. Congrats rafee .. Thts so fast.. Hats off to u gal .. Nd miles to go

    1. Thank you so much Hasna…

  19. A very big congrats dear…..u truly are a genius :)…yummy drink and lovely click

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Ruxana… 🙂

  20. Was just going through ur old posts as well..so proud to hear that Raza is keeping fast too..bless her X Will head on to jehannes space to check the recipe..wonderful to know how string ur friendship is .

    1. Thank you so much Vinee…

  21. great clicks Rafee and I must say this is my favorite but haven't had in a long time…will head over to Jehannes space

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  22. heelo sweet raf….i come here regularly…..the clicks are great and so is the recipe

    1. Thank you so much Biny…

  23. wow milky and healthy drink 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Monu… 🙂

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