This 5-minute recipe to make Golden Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh is the best drink to keep away from illness and get a feel-good feeling. Sip this ayurvedic, spiced milk warm or cold to get the many benefits of Turmeric in a delicious drink. Here is how to make it.
There are days when work takes a toll on me!
With the continuous shooting, making recipes for the blog, and making sure that I answer all the queries on my social media platform, everything together at one time can be very time-consuming.
On such days, I miss my mom who used to always give me a warm glass of Turmeric Milk that is popularly known as Haldi Doodh in India, to cop with such tiring days with no energy left.
Also, the days when I was down with a fever or flu.
And thus till now, when I feel literally very tired, I make myself a glass of Haldi Doodh and sip it slowly while relaxing on my couch.
Turmeric Golden Milk or Haldi Wala Doodh has some magical power to it which cures all your miseries, be it physical or emotional.
Just wrap a warm cup of it in your palms and inhale the steam wafting from it and then sip it slowly while you read your favorite book and I can assure all your woes will be gone.
It also helps to build up the immune system apart from having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
So it’s a very good choice to include in your kid’s and family’s diet.
About this recipe
It is an Ayurvedic beverage which is very popular in India, to cure fever and flu. It has many health benefits and thus great to include in your everyday diet.
In this recipe, milk is boiled with turmeric powder and black pepper and then strained.
Yes, that’s easy. To make it sweet, I have added honey, but you can go for sugar too.
Can it be taken daily?
Turmeric milk can be taken once daily without any side effects. In fact drinking, regularly will boost your immune system and make you stronger physically and mentally.
But make sure to not overdo it as it has side effects when taken in excess.
When is the best time to drink it?
You can have it any time of the day, but I mostly have it in the morning! It is also advised to consume it right before you sleep, as it promotes a good night’s sleep.
It is said that having it daily keeps the cold and flu away. So, here’s a great reason to incorporate Haldi doodh in your everyday diet.
Does it stain teeth?
If good quality organic turmeric is used to make Turmeric Milk, it will not stain your teeth.
How much turmeric can you consume in a day?
“About 500 milligrams of curcuminoids a day is a good wellness dose for keeping inflammation away and promoting gut health” – Source
So basically, one to two glass of turmeric milk every day is good for your health.
Drinking warm turmeric milk on a regular basis has immense benefits and it must be a part of your regular diet. Listing a few benefits here
- Helps build immunity
- Fight Bacterial and viral infection
- Is anti-inflammatory
- Prevents the growth of cancer
- Cure arthritis
- Gives relief from aches and pains
- Rich in antioxidants
- Cures acne
- Helps in Weight Loss
- Cures sore throat, cough, and cold
- Excellent blood purifier
- Detoxify liver
- Helps in getting good sleep
- Prevents hair loss
If taken in excess, turmeric milk can cause
- Upset stomach
- Iron Deficiency
- Increased risk of bleeding
- May cause allergic reaction
How to make it Vegan?
You can make Turmeric Almond Milk or Turmeric Coconut Milk as a vegan version of Golden Turmeric Milk. Just swap regular milk with any vegan milk of your choice.
If using honey, replace it with maple syrup for vegan milk.
How to make it for a cough?
To make turmeric milk for cough, add crushed 3-4 black peppercorns, 2-3 cloves, 1-inch cinnamon, 5-6 Indian holy basil leaves along with the regular recipe, and boil the milk for 10-15 minutes.
Strain and sip warm.
You can also add some dry ginger powder to this concoction.
You can choose the sweeter you want to add in this milk. It could be sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice.
You can choose any milk to make this recipe. Vegan milk also works like a charm.
Try adding spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ground ginger, ground pepper, etc for added flavor.
You can also add some fresh grated ginger or ground ginger along with turmeric in this milk recipe.
A few threads of saffron when added in this drink, not only increase its nutritional benefits but also makes it more delicious.
How to make it using Fresh Turmeric?
Fresh turmeric is available in winters and it is much better to have it than powdered turmeric.
Make sure to wear gloves while dealing with fresh turmeric as it leaves a yellow stain on hands which takes days to go.
To make turmeric milk using fresh turmeric, replace the powdered turmeric with 1 tsp of grated fresh turmeric and keep the remaining process the same as mentioned below.
- 1-inch Fresh Turmeric
- 2 cups Milk
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper Powder
- 2 tsp Honey
- Wash the turmeric and peel the skin.
- Grate it using a medium grater.
- Heat milk in a pan.
- Add grated turmeric and black pepper powder and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Strain the milk.
- Add honey and milk well.
- Serve hot.
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Step by Step Recipe
Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil.
Add turmeric powder and pepper powder and cook for 2-3 minutes. Strain the milk and add honey to it. Mix well.
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 tsp Organic Turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
- 2 tsp Honey
- Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil.
- Add turmeric powder and pepper powder and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Strain the milk and add honey to it.
- Mix well and serve hot.
- You can pour the milk in the glass from a distance to get the froth.