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 Turmeric Milk Recipe or Haldi Milk Recipe.
I haven’t posted on the blog since last 8 days and it feels like an eternity to me. I am so used to my ritual of getting up in the morning and posting a recipe first thing, that something was amiss since last few days.
Work was quite hectic this month, which of course is a good thing but then I hardly got any time to cook and take pictures for the blog. A lot of Video shoots happened in last few days which kept me very busy.
I have tied up with a network and shot recipe videos with them for 2 days. We shot 14 videos and most of them were quite elaborate and detailed recipes, so you can understand how much of an effort must have gone into making those videos.
A few days of pre planning, sorting out the recipes, getting the ingredients and other necessities and then actually cooking the dishes while speaking about them, it literally drained me out. Now I am eagerly waiting for the videos to be up on my Youtube channel :).
I am also shooting Buzzfeed kind of Videos for a client and the shoot happens 2 days in a month, so again a lot of my time goes into planning the recipes and arranging for the shoot. In addition to this, we also shot facebook Videos for myself and I was trying out a new Videographer this time, so a lot of brainstorming happened with him, explaining what I exactly wanted.
So basically 5 days of extensive video shoots happened this month along with the regular work of recipe development and photo shoots that I am a part of.
I also completed an year working with a food start up in Bangalore as a consultant and Food Photographer for them and this association has given a new perspective to my style of work and definitely made me a better person.
There is another great news that I wanted to share with you all. I am now a part of Saffola as a Food Expert on their website Fitfoodie. This association is almost like a dream come true. Getting associated with one of India’s leading website and that too as an expert is quite an achievement ( If I can say so myself ) and I am very happy and proud about it. But that again means more work, which I am obviously happy to do 🙂
So basically the gist of all this is that I am neck deep in work and I don’t want my blog which is my passion to suffer because of all this. I am trying to give my 100% for it to work by working more hours and somehow trying to manage a balance between work, personal life and my passion. Also I am slowly getting to terms to be not able to post everyday and not feel guilty about it.
Amidst all this, I was feeling very low (More on the emotional front than physical) and wanted something to refresh my soul. This Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh (Or sometimes Indian Beaten Coffee) is what my mom used to give me whenever I was down with cold, fever or emotions
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 favourite book and I can assure all your woes will be gone.
Turmeric milk also help to build up the immune system apart from having anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties. So it’s a very good choice to include in your kid’s and family’s diet. Here is how to make Turmeric milk or Haldi wala Doodh.
Can Turmeric Milk be taken daily?
Turmeric milk can be taken once daily without any side effects. In fact drinking it 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.
Does Turmeric milk 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 everyday is good for your health.
Turmeric Milk Benefits
Drinking warm turmeric milk on a regular basis has immense benefits and it must be a part of your regular diet. Listing a few turmeric milk 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
Turmeric Milk Side Effects
If taken in excess, turmeric milk can cause
- Heart burn.
- Upset stomach
- Iron Deficiency
- Increased risk of bleeding
- May cause allergic reaction
How to make Vegan Turmeric Milk?
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 a vegan milk.
Turmeric Milk for 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.
Variations of Turmeric Milk
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 milks also works like a charm.
Try adding spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ground ginger, ground pepper etc for added flavour.
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 increases it’s nutritional benefits but also makes it more delicious.
Turmeric Milk Recipe 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 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 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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How to make Turmeric Milk Step by Step
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.
Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe
This 5 minute recipe to make Golden Turmeric Milk is the best drink to keep away from illness and get a feel good feeling.
- 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.
Make this milk using fresh turmeric when it is in season.
You can make a vegan version by using vegan milk instead of regular milk and maple syrup instead of honey.
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