Turmeric milk step-by-step recipe with video and photos.
About this recipe
Golden turmeric milk is a traditional Indian drink that has numerous health benefits. This age-old Ayurvedic drink is very easy to make and is ready in just 5 minutes.
Also called turmeric latte or golden chai latte, this drink is catching up in the western world and is something we Indians grew up drinking - haldi doodh. It is considered very healthy and is considered to boost your immunity. It is a preferred drink, especially during winter as it protects you from cold and cough. A glass of turmeric milk at night before going to bed is considered very beneficial for a good night's sleep.
Golden milk is considered to have many health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants. It helps reduce inflammation, anxiety. It helps recover from injuries faster and is also considered beneficial to treat joint and bone issues. It helps fight skin infections and allergies. Everything that goes into making this healing drink has numerous health benefits.
You can drink a glass of golden milk every day, throughout the year. It is particularly beneficial during winter. Drink warm milk during winter, chill it and drink during summer. It's a great alternative to smoothies.
Next time, skip your hot chocolate and try this delicious, comforting, and very healthy golden turmeric milk or haldi wala doodh. Read on for the benefits of turmeric, ingredients, variations, and step-by-step instructions to make this golden latte.
History and Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is used in Indian cooking for ages. The use of turmeric dates back to at least 4000 years. It is not only used as a spice, it is also known to be sacred and is used in religious ceremonies and weddings. Traditionally, turmeric roots were used in cooking, but modern cooking incorporates turmeric powder which is easily available and easier to handle and use.
Turmeric derives its medicinal properties from curcumin which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, curcumin is what loads turmeric with numerous health benefits. Turmeric helps fight cancer and depression. It is also known to fight common cold and viral infections. Curcumin also helps with type 2 diabetes and helps in easing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Ingredients to make turmeric milk
Milk: I use whole milk.
Turmeric powder: It is easily available in all Indian grocery stores and supermarkets.
Black pepper: I use crushed black pepper here.
Honey: Golden milk is sweetened with honey.
Step by step instructions
Add milk to a saucepan and bring to boil (steps 1,2).
Add the turmeric powder and pepper to the milk. Mix well (steps 3,4).
Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and strain the milk (steps 5,6).
Add honey and mix well (steps 7,8).
To make vegan golden milk, you may replace it with almond milk or any dairy-free milk. However, take care not to boil the almond milk like regular milk. Replace honey with jaggery or raw sugar.
Traditionally, turmeric root is used to make golden milk latte. However, I am using turmeric powder. If you use turmeric roots, let them steep in the milk for at least 5 minutes.
Other spices can also be added to make masala golden milk. Cinnamon, cardamom and ground ginger go well with it.
Also, try this delicious and creamy taro milk tea recipe by Kristen.
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Turmeric milk is loaded with health benefits. It is a preferred drink, especially during winter as it protects you from cough, cold, and flu. A glass of turmeric milk at night before going to bed is considered very beneficial for a good night's sleep.
Drinking a glass of turmeric milk is considered very healthy and has numerous benefits. You can drink it any time of the year, but it is particularly beneficial during winter. Drink it warm during winter and chill it and drink instead of smoothies during summer.
This golden turmeric latte:
– has numerous health benefits
– is very comforting
– can be made in just 5 minutes
– can be made vegan-friendly by replacing milk with almond milk and honey with sugar
– a great healthy alternative to hot chocolate or smoothies
Golden Turmeric Milk | Haldi Doodh
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper crushed
- 1 tablespoon honey or as per taste
- Add milk in a saucepan and bring to boil
- Add the turmeric powder and pepper to the milk. Mix well
- Simmer for 1-2 minutes
- Turn off the heat and pass the milk through the sieve
- Add honey and mix well
- Serve warm