Last updated on April 9th, 2020
Turmeric milk or the golden milk as the rage has it now is a wonderful healing drink from India. It all takes five minutes for you to make this healthy and healing turmeric milk. Feeling under the weather, want a quick pick me up or need to just improve your immunity as whole, this milagu manjal paal or haldi doodh as we it in India is your best. Hardly a recipe, here is how to make perfect turmeric milk at home!
Haldi milk or turmeric milk is my all time favorite and most preferred winter beverage. It is a wonderful healing drink for you too if you are under the weather or treating sore throat or just trying to improve your immunity during winter.
While growing up this turmeric milk was our staple bedtime drink during winter. What was a torture while growing up has now become my most favorite and comforting drink now 🙂
I make this drink for my kid very often during winter and monsoons. Apart from treating the sore throat this turmeric milk is a wonderful immunity booster. Also this drink is very good for those practice singing daily.
During winters we love cozy warm beverages a lot. While I make occasional hot chocolate, healthy beverages like this haldi dhoodh, saffron milk, cardamom milk, pepper milk, badam milk, masala milk are our everyday choices.
Recently my friend from USA sent me a picture of this milk from a cafe with the title immunity boosting turmeric latte and I was amazed. Also that reminded me to share this wonderful healing drink on my blog.
Apart from being very healthy haldi doodh does uplift your mood too. Have some when you are feeling low and feel the difference in your mood immediately. Turmeric just like saffron is a very good anti depressant and mood up lifter.
Making turmeric milk takes hardly any time. Just five minutes to be precise. Once made serve immediately.
This Turmeric Milk Recipe Is
Ultimate immunity booster beverage for winters
Healthy & helps in treating sore throat
Very delicious & flavorful
Warm, soothing and comforting
Gluten free & can be made vegan by using dairy free milk.
Turmeric is an ancient Indian root with immense medicinal values. Of late this turmeric milk is such a rage around the world and goes by the name golden milk or turmeric tea 🙂
To make turmeric milk you can use both fresh turmeric root or very good quality turmeric powder. We usually sun dry fresh turmeric roots during season and send it for grinding. you can also use fresh root to make haldi dhoodh, an instant pickle and few more recipes.
If you buy turmeric powder from stores be very wary of the quality. It is one of most adulterated spice powders.
In this haldi dhoodh we use a pinch of pepper powder. Peppercorns are again an excellent immunity booster, rich in anti oxidants and prevents inflammation.
To sweeten the turmeric milk I have used palm candy. Palm candy is once again a very good remedy for sore throat. We never add white sugar in this haldi dhoodh though you absolutely can. For us it is always honey or palm candy.
Other optional ingredients you can add in this haldi dhoodh are a pinch of dry ginger powder, cinnamon, few saffron strands.
How To Make Turmeric Milk Or Haldi Dhoodh
Combine milk, turmeric powder, palm candy powder and crushed pepper in a sauce pan.
Bring to a boil. If using almond milk, just simmer gently. Filter if needed.
Serve turmeric milk warm.
Turmeric Milk With Fresh Turmeric Roots
If fresh turmeric roots are available do use it for making this milk. It is more flavorful and intense with fresh roots. As a word of caution fresh turmeric stains a lot.
Pick 1 inch fresh turmeric root and rinse it well. Peel and mince or grate it using a fine grater. Bring 3 cups milk to a boil. Add grated turmeric, pepper powder and palm candy. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Strain and serve immediately.
If you want to use honey to sweeten this haldi dhoodh, always use after removing the milk from flame and cool it down for a minute or two. Don’t add honey to hot milk or water.
Can I Make Vegan Turmeric Milk?
Yes to make this haldi dhoodh vegan just use any non dairy milk like almond milk. I have made this with amond milk and it just tastes yummy.
Do note that coconut or almond milk should be rapidly boiled. Just simmer gently. The recipe otherwise remains the same.
Benefits Of Turmeric Milk
- Anti inflammatory and boosts immunity
- Rich in antioxidants and prevents cell damage
- Relaxing, soothing and comforting
- Helps in treating sore throat and voice damage
- Curcumin in turmeric is a anti depressant and mood lifter
- Contains anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti virus properties
- Maintains heart health
Hope you will try this recipe and enjoy as much as we did. P
Turmeric Milk Recipe
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- 3 cups milk dairy or almond milk (vegan)
- 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 3 teaspoons palm candy powder OR 4-5 big rocks white sugar or cane sugar or agave can be used
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
- Add all the ingredients together and mix well
- Bring to a boil. Simmer gently if using almond milk, do not boil. Filter if needed. Serve turmeric milk warm