Cardamom milk or elaichi milk recipe– A delicious, healthy, warm and soothing milk flavored wit cardamom pods. This is a perfect winter bed time beverage that you can make in no time. Best drink suited for all ages right from babies above 1 year to toddlers to kids to adults. Here is how you can make cardamom milk at home with step by step photos.
This elaichi milk is a childhood favorite that we grew up drinking. Elaichi means cardamom in Hindi. Flavored with fresh cardamom pods, a bit of saffron and sweetened with a bit of sugar this is a drink that is delicious as well as healthy.
While growing up a glass of milk was a norm before bedtime. As we strongly detested plain milk we would be offered various flavored milk. While every morning we had ragi malt or sathu mavu kanji, night it would be saffron milk, cardamom milk, turmeric milk or occasional badam milk, pista milk.
Of all the drinks this elaichi milk is one simple recipe but it has immense health benefits. If you have kids that won’t drink plain milk such flavored milks are really a boon. You can easily vary the flavors and get the benefits of the flavoring ingredients as well like cardamom, saffron, turmeric etc.
Such naturally flavored homemade beverages are hands down better than store bought sugar and preservative laden flavored milks or health drinks. I usually have badam milk powder and milk masala powder handy to make masala or badam milk. While making at home you have the total control over ingredients.
This cardamom milk is one such naturally flavored drink that I often make for my kid. With just two cardamom pods and a pinch of saffron this cardamom milk turns out very flavorful and delicious.
This Cardamom Milk Recipe Is
So easy to make, delicious & clean
Flavorful & tasty
Gluten free & vegetarian
Best health bed time drink for toddler and kids.
Can be made vegan by using non dairy milk.
To make cardamom milk I suggest you use fresh cardamom pods. If you have homemade cardamom powder you can use it but it is better to avoid store bought powder.
If you use cardamom powder often in your cooking you can easily make your own by dry roasting 1/4 cup cardamom and grinding it with 1 teaspoon sugar. Adding sugar helps in getting fine powder.
You can serve cardamom milk as bed time beverage or with evening snacks like dry fruits laddu, atta ladoo, ragi ladoo, veg puff, veg rolls, cutlets, cheese toast, veg nuggets etc.
How To Make Cardamom Milk
Pick 2 plump green cardamom pods and crush it well using a mortar and pestle.
Add 1 cup previously boiled milk to a sauce pan. Add 2-3 saffron strands.
Next add the crushed cardamom pods. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Add sugar or palm candy powder and mix well. You can also add a pinch of badam milk powder or milk masala powder.
Serve cardamom milk hot or warm with snacks like atta ladoo, ragi ladoo.
Health Benefits Of Cardamom Milk
Induces Sleep- It is one of the best bed time beverage that ensure’s good night sleep for you.
Improves digestions- When had at night after dinner cardamom milk helps in good digestion,
Fights free radicals
It helps in relieving acidity.
Helps in treating anemia.
So today fix your self and your loved ones a glass of cardamom milk and enjoy!
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Cardamom Milk Recipe
Cardamom Milk Recipe (Elaichi Milk)
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 6 cardamom pods
- few saffron strands
- 3 cups boiled milk.
- 3 teaspoon sugar
- Pick 6 plump green cardamom pods and crush it well using a mortar and pestle
- Add 3 cups previously boiled milk to a sauce pan. Add few saffron strands.
- Next add the crushed cardamom pods. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Add sugar or palm candy powder and mix well.
- Serve cardamom milk hot or warm.
- You can double the recipe.
- Cardamom milk is best served warm.
Can I add little crushed ginger and crushed peeled and soaked almond with a pinch of termeric with cardamom milk?
yes you can